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  • <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Weather Conditions

    Whether you live in mild weather, intense sunlight or a freeze and thaw climate greatly determines how you maintain a concrete driveway. For climates like the cold winters of Minnesota, it is advised to not use salt during the first year after pouring a driveway as it is especially harmful. For conditions like extreme heat or freezing temperatures, a sealer may need to be applied every 1 to 2 years. In milder conditions, a sealer could be applied every 2 to 3 years.

    On the Other: Quality and Cost of Sealer

    Using a good quality sealer can cost more, but will extend the time that it will need to be reapplied. For top sealers like a virgin or pure acrylic resin, expect to reseal every 3 years. In choosing more economical sealers, you will save, but may need to reapply every 1 to 2 years. Note that cheaper sealers, such as those with styrene acrylic, can yellow when exposed to direct sunlight.

    Bottom Line

    To maintain a driveway, whether stamped, decorative or plain, it is recommended to reseal every 1 to 3 years.

    Source:

    Concrete Network Sealer Types

    Concrete Network Sealant Performance

    Richfield Concrete

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