Driveway Sealing

 Driveway Sealing Calgary

Driveway Sealing

Driveway sealing is not just a luxury item! It is necessary to protect all your concrete, especially with our harsh Canadian winters. Driveway sealing goes a long way to extend the life of your concrete. Whether you’ve moved into a new house and need driveway sealing that will last a long time, or if you are simply hoping to refresh the appearance, we have the right products and expertise to help with your project and meet your budget.



Why seal your entire driveway?

Exposed aggregate and other decorative concrete driveways, more than any other concrete, are exposed to many damaging factors:

  1. First, there is UV damage from the sun. The daily presence of these rays will slowly cause UV radiation, which breaks down the polymers and other bond chains in the concrete itself, which may cause cracking or spalling, weakening the concrete.
  2. Second, in Alberta, we have more than 100 freeze/thaw cycles every year. In the winter, this means that there are more than 100 opportunities for water to seep into the pores and cracks in your driveway, freeze, and expand–causing cracks and spalling. While we can repair cracks and spalling as part of our driveway sealing services, it is better to prevent them with regular coating every 2-4 years.
  3. Third, salt damage. Because most cities in Alberta use salt for keeping the roads clear of ice, it is nearly impossible to prevent salt from getting onto the driveway. The chemicals in the salt interact with the chemicals present in concrete, which can crack concrete on its own, as well as intensify the damage caused by freeze/thaw cycles.

Get The Most Out of Your Property

Just like we need to wear sunscreen when outdoors, your driveway needs protection from what it is exposed to. Driveway sealing with a quality sealer every 2-3 years is critical. This will keep the concrete looking great for years to come, as well as several other key benefits:

  • Enhanced curb appeal
  • Stain resistance
  • Mildew prevention
  • Water, rust, and oil stain resistance

Driveway Sealing Calgary by Concrete Experts

If you are looking for a service provider that delivers on their promises, then you have found the right company to get into contact with. We are your driveway sealer in Calgary that provides you with a driveway sealing of high quality for your concrete driveway. We pride ourselves in our industry-leading surface preparation and product application, and hope you will allow us to fulfill your driveway sealing needs. We guarantee your satisfaction, and offer you an application warranty with all of our services! Learn more about our sealing products and services here.

Product Options for Driveway Sealing: Which Sealer is best?

If this is your first time having driveway sealing done, you may have been doing some research online and calling companies about driveway sealing. As you may have noticed, there are dozens of options out there, and every driveway sealing company wants to sell you their “premium concrete sealer.” At Concrete Experts, we have done that research for you.

We recommend SureCrete’s HS200 LV Silane Penetrating Sealer, especially if you haven’t had driveway sealing in several years. This product does more than your average acrylic sealer; it contains Silane, which is an advanced molecule designed to penetrate and form a protective, oil-and-water proof barrier underneath the glossy acrylic layer. This is the best sealer for driveway sealing in our climate.

We also carry a normal, wet-look sealer for those customers that are on a budget! This is TK Brightseal 25% solids sealer. Ask our sales team about our price-match! You can also read the post on our blog about concrete sealers!

Frequently Asked Questions about driveway sealing

When do you have to seal the driveway?
Sealing your driveway can make sure your driveway lasts longer and may save you money on replacing it. You should not seal your driveway too often. Otherwise, you risk damaging the driveway. In general, you should seal your driveway every one to three years. The most important rule to remember when sealing a driveway is that you should never seal it when it is brand new.

The frequency is determined by several variables. Is there a lot of traffic in your driveway? Do you live in a snowy region? Is your driveway exposed to severe weather? If it is often exposed to chemicals, snow or oil, consider doing it every two years. Summer is the best time to seal driveways. The sealant hardens well when exposed to heat.

Who to contact for driveway sealing in Calgary?
For concrete repair in Calgary and surrounding areas, contact Calgary Concrete Experts. We offer affordable prices for weatherproofing, as well as a superior finish that gives your home a beautiful look. Exposed aggregate and stamped concrete can be upgraded to extend its life. One thing we take pride in is providing you with the best products and services and excellent customer service. We want you to share in our pride in our work at the end of the day. Learn more about concrete repair in Calgary for your driveway, patio or garage floor. We would be happy to discuss our options with you.
Can I seal the driveway myself?
You can stop stains and dirt from sticking to your concrete by using the right sealant. Although cleaning your concrete yourself is something you can do, there are many things to consider. There are many advantages to hiring a specialized concrete cleaning business for your clean concrete requirements. A professional concrete floors cleaning company can clean your concrete quickly and effectively without causing any damage because they have the essential experience and skills. We will also coat your concrete to further prevent it from potential stains and damage.
Which driveway sealer should I use?
To seal an asphalt driveway, use a latex sealant. Oil-based sealants should be avoided, according to some sources, because they can crack over time. Concrete driveways respond well to siloxane and acrylic sealants. High gloss should be avoided because it can make the driveway surface slippery. Proper sealing creates a barrier that prevents additional moisture from escaping. The first step in sealing your driveway is to choose between water-based and oil-based sealants. Although each type has advantages, water-based sealers are often the better option because of their faster curing time and environmental friendliness.