Driveway Sealing Calgary
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 driveway?
Exposed aggregate and other decorative concrete driveways, more than any other concrete, are exposed to many damaging factors:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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!
Driveway Sealing & Repair in Calgary
Driveway sealing in Calgary isn’t just a luxury item–it’s an absolute necessity with the harsh Canadian winters we experience here. By sealing your concrete driveway appropriately, it will effectively be protected, significantly increasing its lifespan. We can seal your exposed aggregate driveway and take care of any needed repairs, without breaking the bank.
Calgary driveways containing exposed aggregate or decorative concrete surfaces are particularly vulnerable to various damaging influences; such as snow removal equipment. Be sure to use a plastic shovel, and avoid using ice chippers. If you do have cracks or missing rocks, we can fix that too!
Driveway Sealing and Concrete Driveway Repair in Calgary
Are you in search of a service provider who promises and delivers? Look no further. At Calgary Driveway Sealer we pride ourselves on being industry leaders when it comes to surface preparation and product application; offering an application warranty as standard with each of our services to guarantee our work and ensure your satisfaction with us!
Contact us today and let’s help you extend the lifespan and appearance of your driveway.
Frequently Asked Questions about Driveway Sealing
How often should I seal my driveway?
Sealing your driveway can help your driveway last longer and will certainly save you money on replacing it. You should not seal your driveway too often, nor should you wait too long between resealing. In general, you should seal your driveway every 1-3 years.
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 salt, chemicals, oil, consider doing it every two years.
Who to contact for driveway sealing in Calgary?
For concrete sealing in Calgary and surrounding areas, contact Concrete Experts. We offer affordable prices 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. We take pride in is providing the best products, services, and customer service. We want you to share in our pride in our work at the end of the day.
Can I seal the driveway myself?
If you have the right equipment and a helper, driveway sealing is a relatively managable DIY. Give your driveway a thorough rinse with a pressure washer, remove any stains, and apply the sealer. If you don’t have a sprayer, make sure to meaure your driveway and set up markers to make sure you use the right amount of sealer. At Concrete Experts, with our equipment and expertise, turn your weekend DIY into a quick and easy process!
Which driveway sealer should I use?
The best driveway sealers combine the penetrative qualities of siloxane or silane with an acrylic polymer. High gloss should be avoided because it can make the driveway surface slippery, and leads to overly thick and cloudy sealer over time. For exterior concrete, you should also avoid using epoxies or polyaspartics–especially in our northern climate!