BENEFITS OF SEALCOATING
Sealcoating is an important part of regular asphalt maintenance.
Do you offer crack sealing/crack filling before sealcoating?
Yes we do. Our crack filler is:
Note: We do not offer a guarantee on cracks any deeper than this, or where any voids may be beneath the cracks where the crack filler falls into.
For larger cracks or, gator/spider cracks - we recommend these areas to be cut out and patched. If requested, we will try to fill them the best we can, but no guarantees.
Aesthetic Note: Crack Filler does not hide the crack - it performs the important function of filling and sealing them. The high quality products we use are an extremely dark rubber filler that is darker than sealer. It will still be visible beneath the sealer.
How frequently do you recommend sealcoating to be done on well-maintained asphalt?
Asphalt is subjected to all types of wear and tear - from harsh, changeable weather and outside forces. Sealing is beneficial, in large part, because of how it prevents oxidation from the sun on your asphalt pavement. Your asphalt also withstands traffic, snow blades scraping it, chemicals being put down on it (intentionally or unintentionally!) - oil leaks, chemicals you might use to melt snow, or to get up a spill. For all of these reasons, we recommend regular sealing to keep your asphalt well-maintained.
Under normal circumstances, residential sealant should last 3 to 4 years sprayed on, and if applied by brush should last 4 to 5 years.
What types of sealcoating do you offer?
We use coal tar emulsion based sealer most of the season. Then, as temperatures drop we switch to using oil-based sealer.
Do you offer both spray and roll-on sealcoating?
We offer both styles.
Which type of sealer is better? Oil-based or emulsion-based?
If applied correctly, both are good products and each have their advantages and disadvantages.
Important! Once you seal with either oil-based sealer or emulsion-based sealer stick with that type every time.
How long do I need to wait to seal my new driveway/parking lot/asphalt pavement?
Asphalt needs to be down for 1 year, for a curing period, before it can be sealed by coal tar or emulsion based sealer.
Our recommendations are:
NOTE: Sealing too often is actually like the old saying of "too much of a good thing is a bad thing".
Sealing too often can lead to a build up of sealer which will appear to the untrained eye like the asphalt is starting to crack up with little hair line cracks. However, it is not the asphalt itself, but caused by the build up of sealer.
We are happy to provide our expert assessment of whether your asphalt is ready for a new coat of sealant!
We are true professionals.
When we arrive, we knock on the door to give the property owner a chance to move cars and any last minute things.
We then start blowing, sweeping, and shoveling any dirt and debris off of the driveway or parking lot.
We then trim around objects like stone borders, walkways, walls, concrete, etc., before we begin the sealing project. This ensures the sealer gets on what it needs to be on, and stays away from what it doesn't.
We always leave a behind an impeccably clean work space - cleaning up all of our tools and other debris.
Lastly, we ribbon off access to prevent anyone driving on it before it is finished drying.
Finally, we will knock on the door to notify you we are finished.