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Which Type of Sealer Should I Use on My Driveway?

9th February 2022

Whether you’ve recently laid a new driveway, or you’re interested in repairing or maintaining your current installation, driveway sealer should be the final step of your project. This provides a top layer of protection to your driveway, which faces strong weather conditions, foot traffic and of course the weight and movement of vehicles.

Why do you need to use driveway sealer?

If you’re tempted to skip the sealer stage of your project, then think again. Driveway sealer offers multiple benefits including:
• Enhancing the curb appeal of your home – this is particularly important if you’re hoping to sell your property in the future.
• Retain the colour of your driveway paving – for example, strong UV rays can cause fading and discolouration to installations unless the sealer is used as a top layer of protection.
• Prolong the life expectancy of your driveway – a sealed installation will require less maintenance and will last for many more years before it needs to be replaced.
• Cost-saving – when you seal your drive, you won’t need to spend as much on maintenance. From weed growth to moss clearance, your sealer will prevent these frustrating problems from forming and will ultimately save you time and money in the long run.
• Chemical spills – if any oil or fuel leaks from your vehicle, you don’t need to worry about it staining your drive. The sealer will apply a watertight layer that sits on the top of your driveway. Liquids including water and chemicals cannot penetrate through to the material beneath, meaning no unsightly patches in front of your property.

Which is the best type of sealer?

We advise that Resiblock Superior Natural Matt is the best type of sealer for domestic applications. Since its launch in 1993, this has been widely regarded as the industry’s best block paving sealer and is currently the only product in Europe to offer a No Oil Stains guarantee.
Its other benefits include:
• A natural matt finish to enhance the aesthetics of your exterior
• A two-coat application lasting up to 5 years
• Zero weed or ant nest settlement
• No loss of jointing sand from your driveway installation

How to apply your driveway sealer

If Resiblock Superior Natural Matt sounds like just the solution you’re looking for, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s simple to apply.
Begin by making sure that the conditions are right – the surface temperature should fall between 3 and 30 degrees Celsius, and you should avoid sealing if rain is forecast within the next 12 hours. If you’re sealing a brand-new installation, then wait a minimum of 8 weeks.
Prepare the surface by using a pressure washer to blast out any algae or lichen. In a new installation, a sweep with a stiff broom will be sufficient.
Once ready, you can use a Resi Roller on an extension pole to coat the entire surface area and a RESI-SCUTTLE will prevent constant refills. Slide the sealer across and work into the jointing sand cracks. Try to apply two coats in the same day, at least 3 hours apart. The curing period can take 1-2 days before vehicles should be driven across the surface.

Invest in Resiblock Superior Natural Matt

Your investment in Resiblock Superior Natural Matt will see you spend just 99p, per sqm per year, over the course of the sealers lifespan!
Browse our selection online, or feel free to contact us on 01268 273344 if you have any queries.