Salem Oregon Handyman Service // Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Is it too late to seal my concrete driveway?

We may be in the dog days of summer, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until fall to do something about your cracked and unsightly driveway. Sealing your concrete or black-top driveway can make it look new again and add to your home’s curb appeal without costing a lot of money.

About driveway sealing

The first step to sealing your driveway involves cleaning the surface thoroughly and then patching any cracks you may find with quick-setting concrete. After you let that set overnight, you need to clean any new debris from the drive before you pour on driveway sealant. The best approach to spreading the sealant is to start from the center of the surface and work your way to the edges, using a squeegee mounted on a long handle. It’s a hot, messy job, but one that will leave your driveway looking like new again.

The sealant generally dries quickly in the hot, summer sun. In fact, most products work best when the temperature is above 75 degrees. There’s no reason to wait until fall to spruce up your drive.

Sealing your driveway with Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Although the hot weather can help the sealant dry more quickly, it makes it hot and uncomfortable for the person doing the work. Kaufman’s Home Maintenance can help you complete this project without the exhausting and energy-draining labor involved. In addition to helping you maintain your driveway, we offer a full range of home repair and handyman services, both on a demand basis and as a subscription service. We tailor our packages to meet your individual home maintenance needs. Just a few of the services we offer include inserting new filters in your furnace and air conditioning systems, washing outside windows, clearing your water drainage system of debris AND sealing your driveway. To learn more about Kaufman’s Home Maintenance Service, call 503-798-4357 or to schedule an appointment.