about Asphalt sealcoating
Asphalt sealcoating is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt surfaces, such as driveways, parking lots and roads. Asphalt sealcoating will prolong the life of the asphalt and improve its appearance. The coating, typically made from oil-based sealers, coal tar or asphalt emulsion. It is applied using a sprayer or a squeegee. The coating is designed to reintroduce the natural petroleum back into the asphalt, to seal the surface and prevent water and other elements from penetrating the asphalt. A properly maintained asphalt surface will limit cracking and other damage over time.
The process of sealcoating typically includes cleaning the surface to remove dirt, dust and other debris. We fill any cracks or potholes and then apply the sealcoating material on the top.
benefits of sealcoating:
It’s important to note that sealcoating should be done by a professional and should be reapplied periodically to maintain its effectiveness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Asphalt sealcoating is a process that involves applying a protective layer of sealant to an asphalt surface in order to protect it from damage caused by UV rays, water, and other environmental factors.
Sealcoating helps to protect the asphalt surface from the elements, which can cause cracking, potholes, and other damage. It also helps to improve the appearance of the surface and can extend the life of the asphalt.
The frequency of sealcoating depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of traffic the surface receives and the local climate. Generally, it is recommended to sealcoat every 3-4 years.
You can usually walk on your newly coated asphalt within 6 hours. We recommend not driving on your freshly sealed asphalt for 24 to 48 hours.
Yes, it is possible to sealcoat your own asphalt surface, but it can be a difficult and time-consuming task. It is also important to use the correct equipment and techniques to ensure proper application and coverage, which would typically mean purchasing or renting equipment.
It should be noted that most of the product that is purchased at the big box stores is NOT commercial grade sealer and tends to deteriorate within 12 months.
The best time of year to sealcoat your asphalt surface is typically in the late spring or early summer, when temperatures are warm and there is little chance of rain. This allows the sealant to dry and cure properly.
Asphalt sealcoating is typically made from a mixture of asphalt binder, which is a by-product of the crude oil refining process, and mineral fillers, such as fine crushed stone or sand. These ingredients are combined and heated to create a liquid sealcoating that can be applied to pavement surfaces to protect and extend the life of the asphalt. Some sealcoating products may also contain other additives, such as emulsifiers and surfactants, to improve their performance and durability. Some sealcoating products may also contain coal tar which is a by-product from the steel industry.
Our manufacturer warranties their product JET Black for 3 years from manufacturers defects.