I've found a number of videos and how-to guides online, but they're all lacking an answer to this basic question: how much time should I budget to do it? The repair work (filling cracks and holes) I'm not so worried about, as that time can be spread over a few days, but for the actual application I get the impression that it's best to do that all at once.

I found an estimate of "1 or 2 hours for an average size driveway", but "average" is a pretty ambiguous term. My driveway is approx. 2500 ft^2, an average driveway might be 400 ft^2 (???), so should I plan on 6-8 hours with 2 people working on it?

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    As it turns out, the answer is "about 10 minutes", because we decided that it would take too long to do ourselves and hired someone to do it.
    – evil otto
    Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 5:29
  • What kind of company does stuff like this? A general concrete/driveway place?
    – Mike Cole
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 18:49
  • @MikeCole - you can google for seal coat and the name of your town. There are crews that specialize in this. Commented Mar 11, 2019 at 7:59

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6-8 hours with 2 people sounds like it'd be about right to me, but I don't have experience in such things. 2500 ft^2 would definitely be above average in my book, that is like 10 ft wide by 250 ft long. I'd expect that a normal drive way would be 15-20 feet long.

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