Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark DIY asphalt sealer
Purchased this to seal a driveway that had been sealed professionally 7 years ago, and to which I made cold pack repairs (Sackcrete and Quickcrete in cracks filled with Crackstick). I purchased 5 buckets to test coverage. In my application 5 buckets covered 870 square feet (174 square feet per bucket) including several coats on Sackcrete repairs (uses more product that flat, level asphalt). This was a single coat coverage which looked fine and I do not plan to apply a 2nd coat even though the directions recommend it. The coverage looks to be about 1/16th of an inch in my application. Based on that experience, I'm purchasing an additional 12 buckets for the remaining driveway. Pricey product, but still WAY less than hiring an asphalt company.
The directions recommend THIN coats for a reason. I applied thick coats over the repairs and as the product dried, cracks appeared. It looked like the surface dries faster in the sun than the lower levels. As the surface dried, it shrank a bit and cracks appeared. It was easy to fix -- just step on the cracks as they dry and push them down, then apply product to fill the cracks. I should have paid attention to the directions as the problem did NOT occur in the thin layers applied with a squegee over the unrepaired asphalt.
A couple tips. Use a broom to "cut in" the edges, like you would when painting a room. The broom was also helpful in filling voids, cracks and little holes. You actually can clean this up with water, so clean your squeegee at the end of the day. You'll also need to stir the buckets even if you turn them upside down overnight, but the stirring is not hard. When you turn the buckets upside down, put them on newspaper as 4 out of 5 of mine dribbled on the garage floor. No big deal unless you're a garage floor neatnik. Apply one bucket at a time, give it an hour or so to dry (which it will easily do if your driveway is in direct sun), then you can use your broom to brush in any missed spots and step on the product as needed to apply the next bucket. This is really messy stuff, so wear clothes and shoes you can throw away.
Coverage on Sackcrete's asphalt repair is better than on Quickcrete's product. The latter has a pretty rough surface, which requires application with a broom working product into the patch and the patch takes a month or so to cure. In the picture, you can see the Quickcrete cold patch and what the driveway looked like before and after applying the product.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldtimer driveway filler sealer
Received order early. Personnel put it in my car. minimum stirring required.. Dampened drive with sprinkler on hose. Spread product with Depot blade on a handle. Neighbors said it looked PROFESSIONAL as did my wife. I am almost 84 years old and it was not that difficult to get a great result.
Would strongly recommend for driveways.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AAAA Asphalt sealer
This should do the trick for many years. Product performed as stated.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bruceton54 Worthwhile
I applied to a new driveway (10 months old). Went on very easy, cured quickly and seemed to provide a very good layer of protection to seal the asphalt. It did take far more material than the bucket claims. Although my drive was a first time application which certainly has some effect, I only got about 150 sq. ft per bucket, not 350. Maybe I put it too thick but I don't think so.
Time will be the ultimate judge because if it does last anywhere near the 7 years supposed, it will still be very worthwhile. I like how it looks and the ease of application, so I am satisfied with the product. 5 years from now, if it holds up well, I will definitely repurchase. This product had much higher user reviews than any other brand I found, so that swayed me and I am pleased overall.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JCJR2016 Excellent Product
Went on very well not to thick not to watery. Fills in minor cracks and holes I used blacktop repair patch for the major cracks and holes first the day before . Driveway looked very good when patched sealed and dried. Product dried very quickly was able to walk on it next day , was able to drive on it the 2nd day. Could probably drive on it the first day but wanted to give it more time. Product also cleans up easy just used rubber gloves and driveway rubber squeggy to apply , I would recommend you clean or powerwash driveway a day or 2 in advance.
Only negative thing I can say about product is it doesn't cover as much area as claimed . I ordered 3 cans according to recommendation I ended up needing 5 cans to complete job. Also it takes 7 to10 days to come in after order is placed , store does not carry product in stock. One last thing I would apply when temperature is between 65° and 90°. I left cans in Sun upside down for 4 to 6 hours then opened and stirred product for several minutes. It doesn't recommend this just something I did on my own.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bossconman Works as advertised
I used this product as directed and the first coat went on quite well. Coverage was as stated on the website. The second coat did not go as well. The temperature was well within the guidelines but when we got to the part of the driveway that was more exposed to the sun the issues began. The material dried very quickly. In fact it was steaming and started balling up. CAUTION needs to be exercised when the temperatures are in the high 70's and sun is on the work area. I just wanted to share my thoughts.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Martin1968 Bad Product, Does Not Mix Well! Poor Quality! Waste of Money!
I used this Gardner 7 year driveway sealer today and was so very disappointed and 2 of the other 5 gallon buckets were thrown away because I refuse to use it after trying one container. After a very long time mixing with my drill and attachment I was never able to get it mixed and product looked like sludge at bottom no matter how hard I tried mixing it with drill. You should use a drywall mixing paddle to mix but there was none stocked at my store to buy so I had to use a heavy duty paint mixer.
August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeJ no good for my driveway
Last year I followed the instruction and had applied two coats with this product on my driveway. Right after one week it was sanded out almost every day. During the winter, it starting showed hairline cracks everywhere. This is the 1st time I have this kind of poor result and it caused by switching to this product . In the past 20 years with other brand products, there were only several line cracks happened.
July 6, 2016