How is sealer applied?
For residential driveways, we will always brush the sealer on to the driveway, preventing the problem of overspray getting onto your home or property. If sealer does happen to get onto your property, we have product that will remove it completely for you.
For larger areas such as parking lots, you can choose between having it applied by spraying or squeegeeing. You can opt for 2 or 3 coats to be applied as it provides a neater, more uniform appearance on higher traffic areas.
When can we go back onto our newly sealed surfaces?
We recommend waiting a few hours until it is dry before walking on it, the length of time will depend on sun and weather conditions that day. The area will be drivable within 24-48 hours. If there is an extreme amount of cold or hot crack filling done, we may ask you to stay off the surface a bit longer.
Why do we see tire marks on the sealer?
You may see tire marks or scuffing on the surface for about two weeks. When turning on new sealer, do not stop and turn the steering wheel, keep moving slowly and turn the steering wheel gently. The scuffing and tire marks should stop in about two weeks and will completely blend in.
What must I do to prepare blacktop before you arrive?
If it is extremely muddy or dirty, we may ask that you pressure wash the surface as the sealer will not stick to a very dirty surface. If the grass is hanging over the edges, we may also ask that you cut it to make the area accessible all the way to the edges. Other than that, just be sure to have all vehicles and other items off of the blacktop before we arrive.
Why sealcoat on your blacktop driveway or parking lot?
New blacktop should be seal coated one year after the paving is completed, then every three years or so depending on traffic. This gives the blacktop enough time to totally cure and harden. Seal coating it will help protect it from the elements and keep it from drying out. It will also help slow the unraveling of stones from the blacktop, and will make the area look new again, thus increasing your property's appearance and value. Seal Coating will also prevent water, automotive drippings and other similar things from seeping in and damaging the asphalt.