Driveway Maintenance and Sealing
How to seal and protect your driveway with Henry Driveway Asphalt Products
Tips before sealing your driveway
- Cleaning and preparing your driveway
- Watch our application video which appeared on Designing Spaces!
IMPORTANT: The weather must be over 50°F and rising, and dry for two straight days. Wait 24 to 48 hours before driving on repaired surface – longer if humidity or dew is high. On hot days, dampen surface before application. Sweep away puddles. Over-application of product may result in product not drying, leading to tracking, uneven color, or smell. Apply in the morning to get a full day's drying time and warmer temperatures. Do not use on concrete or on asphalt surfaces less than six months old.
Pavement surface should be swept clean of dust and loose stone. Remove grease and oil spots and scrub with an asphalt driveway cleaner or detergent.
Repair small cracks, narrow splits and small holes up to 1/4" with Henry #305 Crack Filler. Allow crack filler to dry at least 24-48 hours before applying driveway sealer. To repair larger cracks and for leveling, use Henry #308 Crack Repair. Allow crack repair to cure 24-48 hours before sealing or driving on the repaired areas. Use Henry #304 Pot Hole Patch for holes that are too large for Henry #308 Crack Repair. Allow three weeks before sealing over Pot Hole Patch. Allow all repairs to cure completely. Follow label directions.
Applying with brush side of squeegee:
Stir thoroughly, 5 to 10 minutes, with a wooden paddle until sealer is of smooth and uniform consistency. Try to apply sealer early in the day to gain maximum benefit of daytime warmth for drying. Apply material with the brush side of a squeegee. Spread out excess sealer on the surface. Smooth out and remove ridges. Work in a 3 or 4 foot area brushing in a cross pattern, first one way then the other, so all pores are filled. Follow consistent pattern for best appearance. Material may appear brown, but dries to a rich, black color. Dries to touch in 4 hours.
Applying with heavy-duty paint spraying equipment:
Stir thoroughly, 5 to 10 minutes, with a wooden paddle until sealer is of smooth and uniform consistency. Try to apply sealer early in the day to gain maximum benefit of daytime warmth for drying. Spray with a heavy-duty paint spraying equipment designed to handle high viscosity coatings. Check with spray equipment manufacturer for suitability. Take proper precautions to prevent overspray into adjacent areas. Apply under normal environmental conditions without thinning.