If your driveway is starting to look worn, you may be thinking about having it resealed to help rejuvenate its appearance. However, before you decide on the method, consider the benefits of having the driveway resurfaced with a rubber coating.
1. Covers Damaged Areas Evenly
One benefit of having a rubber coating installed on your driveway's surface over having it resealed is its ability to evenly cover damaged areas. When you reseal your driveway, the end result still shows where cracks or filled-in holes were located. Also, even if resealed, the damaged areas are more prone to cracking in the future.
However, when you resurface your driveway with a rubber coating, the cracks and holes are fully filled in and hidden. And, since the rubber material is resilient, it can resist impact, helping to reduce cracking and wearing down of the surface, even over areas that were previously damaged.
2. Reduces the Risk of Weather Damage
You may have noticed that your asphalt driveway tends to show more damage during the winter when freezing temperatures, ice, and snow are prevalent. This increased damaged occurs when moisture infiltrates the surface. When the water freezes, it expands and pushes against the asphalt, causing it to crack and crumble.
However, if you coat your driveway with rubber, the material protects your driveway from winter weather damage. Because the rubber is soft and pliable, its resiliency is able to withstand the expansion of the ice.
3. Provides a Non-skid Surface
Another benefit of coating your driveway with rubber over having it resealed is that it provides you with a non-skid surface. Especially if you are on a slope or hill, you may have noticed that you have difficulty driving up or down your driveway when it rains or snows. You may either spin your car's tires or slide as you apply the brakes.
However, you do not have this problem as often with the rubber surfacing. The rubber gives your tires something on which to grip, even when the surface is wet and slippery. Because of its semi-sticky surface, it then provides enough friction to keep you going without spinning tires, as well as help keep you from sliding into your yard or street.
After considering having a rubber coating installed on your driveway, you may be ready to learn more. If so, contact a contractor who provides rubber resurfacing services for more information.