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Driveway Sealcoating, Resurfacing, and Repaving: Should You Do It Yourself?

A paved driveway gives your home’s exterior an attractive, clean look and provides a safe space for you to store your vehicle when you’re not driving it. Maintaining your driveway is essential to keeping up appearance and functionality, whether that means using safe practices when shoveling or having cracks fixed soon after you notice them.

If your driveway has seen better days, you might be considering resealing or repaving it yourself. Although this might sound like a great way to save money, it’s highly recommended that you have a professional Maryland paving company handle the project for you. Here’s a look at why:

What Driveway Repairs and Repaving Entail

When homeowners think of repairing issues with their existing driveway, they typically have one of following in mind: sealcoating, resurfacing, or repaving. Here’s a look at what each entails to give you a better idea of their differences:

Sealcoating involves a liquid sealant that is applied to the driveway to fill cracks and seal the surface.

Resurfacing entails replacing the top layer of asphalt with fresh material and is a more permanent solution for aging, cracked, or significantly damaged driveways.

Repaving involves removing your existing driveway and installing a brand new one, which is often necessary when your driveway takes damage and wear that is just too severe to remedy otherwise.

While all three can help you improve the look and functionality of your driveway, they can be complicated to perform yourself, especially when you don’t have the professional tools, products, and expertise to do so.

The Problems with Do-It-Yourself Paving

While you might think that buying some sealant and applying it to your driveway yourself will easily and affordably fix cracks and discoloration, it may prove to be a waste of time and effort shortly down the road. How so? Well, one of the keys to successfully repaving is knowing which method is best for your driveway given its current condition.

It takes paving expertise to properly assess your driveway and determine which solution is the better investment. In addition, if you attempt do-it-yourself sealcoating or resurfacing and you don’t have the proper tools and knowledge necessary, you can easily find yourself needing more costly repairs or even driveway replacement in the near future.

Get Expert Paving Services for Your Driveway

At Got Paving, we’re dedicated to providing Maryland homeowners with the residential paving services they need to protect their investment, increase their property’s value, save money, and beautify their home’s exterior. Whether you’re looking to have a driveway paved for the first time or it’s time to reseal your existing driveway, we’re here to help. Save yourself time by contacting us today for the professional paving services your home deserves.

What Our Clients Say

Once again you have exceeded our expectations. The price was very reasonable (we did shop around) and professionalism was outstanding. Thanks for not trying to include add-on fees to make a higher profit and we are looking forward to working with you for many more years to come.

-M. Leo Storch Management

Mr Joseph was by far the most responsive of the three companies we contacted. He came to inspect or driveway on the date and time he promised, gave us a firm quote, and he and his crew arrived on the appointed day at the scheduled time. They edged and cleared the old surface, then laid the new asphalt with the edges tapered to align with our patio and sidewalk. When they were finished the new surface was truly beautiful (and functional).

-Spencer Lucas

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Howard County Paving Contractor Service Areas:

Glenelg (21737), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), North Laurel (20723), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), West Friendship (21794), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), Clarksville (21029),Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Baltimore County Paving Contractor Service Areas:

Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Anne Arundel County Paving Contractor Service Areas:

Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Carroll County Paving Contractor Service Areas:

Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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