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Driveway Restore FAQUpdated a year ago


Question: Which products do I use to waterproof my asphalt driveway? 

Answer: You can use Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore. You may also want Liquid Rubber Sealant & Adhesive to fill small cracks or for the joint where your driveway meets your garage/carport skirt or the sidewalk.

Question: How much do I need?

Answer: Asphalt surface: apply minimum final thickness of 1 gallon per 50 sq ft (4.65 sq/m). It should require around 2-3 coats. A 5 gallon (18.9L) pail typically is enough for 2 coats over a 250 sq ft area.

Answer: To determine how much sealant you need, divide your total square footage by the coverage rate provided. Example: You have a 250 sq ft of asphalt driveway and the Driveway Restore coverage rate is 1 gallon per 50 sq ft.  so 250/50 = 5 gallons of the Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore. (Apply in multiple coats until all material has been used.). Coverage rates are expressed in final coverage and will include all coats needed to achieve membrane thickness.

Question: Do I need Seam Tape or Geo-Textile? 

Answer: Seam Tape or Geo-Textile is not typically used on Driveways. Refer to our application guidelines on how to address cracks, potholes/pitting and joints.

Question: Can I use Driveway Restore on my concrete driveway? 

Answer: Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore is a black, bituminous product. While it will likely bond to the concrete, with proper prep and cleaning, most people don't want their concrete driveway to look like asphalt.

Question: Do I need Primer? 

Answer: Primer is not typically used or needed on asphalt driveways. Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore is a compatible chemistry and will bond well to asphalt without primer.

Question: How do I clean my asphalt driveway? 

Answer: For the best results, use Liquid Rubber Deck and Patio Cleaner (which won't harm plants). Other citrus based cleaners or driveway cleaners may also work well. Just be sure to degrease grease spots and rinse any chemical cleaners thoroughly so they do not interact with your driveway sealant. Be sure to allow the surface to dry completely before applying.

Question: What tools do I need to apply my Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore? 

Answer: Cut in the edges and around features (curbs, gardens, etc.) with a disposable 4-6" paint brush. You can apply your coating with a foam squeegee or 10mm (3/8") nap roller. 

Question: Do you have application guidelines/instructions to help me with my installation? 

Answer: Yes. Application guidelines can be found on our project pages (click here) or in the Application Guidelines and Technical Sheets section of this Help Center.

Question: Do you have application videos to help me with my installation? 

Answer: Yes. Application videos can be found on our project pages (click here) or on our YouTube channel (click here).

Question: What should I be looking for when first inspecting driveway? 

Answer: Look for cracks, potholes, pitting, grease spots and other contaminants. Refer to application guidelines for more information on how to address these.

Question: Do I need a new brush/roller every time I apply a new coat?

Answer: If you wrap your brush/roller in plastic (e.g. a grocery bag) you will slow down the curing process and you should be able to use the same brush/roller for your next coat. You can go a step further and place the plastic bag in the refrigerator (Do not allow contact with food). That being said, it doesn't hurt to have a spare on hand should you need it.

Question: Can I coat over an existing coating or paint?

Answer: You can apply over most previously applied driveway sealers. Just be sure to use proper cleaning/preparation techniques. Keep in mind that when you apply over an existing coating or paint, if that coating/paint peels, our coating will peel with it as it is bonded to the existing coating/paint and not directly to the substrate.

Answer: It is recommended to remove oil based or recently applied coatings with high solvent content prior to applying your Liquid Rubber products. (oil and water don't mix and solvents can deteriorate our water-based coatings)

Question: Can I apply a colored coating or paint over the Driveway Restore?

Answer: No. These are not compatible chemistries and will not provide and adequate bond. The bitumen will also eventually bleed through the colored coating.

Question: What if I have a problem or question with an application?

Answer: Our technical support team is here to help you, just reach out to call. email or chat with one of our representatives.

Answer: You very well may find the answer you are looking for in one of our application guidelines, which can be found on our project pages here.

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