Exposed Aggregate Clearcoating
About Exposed Aggregate Clearcoating
Exposed Aggregate sealing is the process of applying a protective coating to exposed aggregate concrete surfaces such as driveways, patios and sidewalks. It’s purpose is to protect and enhance the appearance of your exposed aggregate. Exposed aggregate concrete is a type of concrete where the top layer of cement paste is removed to reveal the underlying aggregate such as stones, pebbles or glass giving the surface a decorative look.
The process of exposed aggregate concrete sealing typically includes cleaning the surface to remove dirt, dust and other debris. The sealer is a clear or a semi-clear acrylic or epoxy coating that is applied to the surface using a roller, brush or sprayer. Some sealers require more than one coat, with the first coat acting as a primer and the second coat providing the finished surface. The sealer takes some time to dry and cure, usually 24 to 48 hours.
Benefits of Clearcoating:
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.