Sealcoating Protects Asphalt
Sealcoating asphalt is an essential part of pavement maintenance. The slurry sealcoat material is an emulsion that protects the asphalt from harmful UV rays, weather, grease, oil, and other damaging agents. Before sealcoat is applied, cracks must be cleaned and filled, grease & oil spots removed, and asphalt structural failures must be repaired.
From driveways to shopping malls, tennis courts to running tracks, we utilize the highest-grade materials available. We have sealer mix for different pavement requirements. Our experienced crews use only the finest state of the art repair equipment ensuring our client's absolute satisfaction.
We use a Slurry Seal and sand mixed with asphalt emulsion, which is then spread onto the existing asphalt surface. Slurry Seal extends the life of the asphalt and ensures a clean look. Our slurry seal has a longer life expectancy than regular sealcoat. Because it is thicker, our slurry will cover up irregularities in the pavement longer.
A typical driveway can be cleaned and sealcoated in the same day. Sealcoat prices vary; most surfaces average $0.30 per square foot, Double coats are rarely needed. When requested they are done for $0.15 per square foot extra. Striping costs vary and are on a per-job basis.
Avoid getting scammed from fly by night sealcoat companies.
Things to look for:
- First and foremost check to see if they have a valid contractor’s license.
- Make sure they are not using inferior materials. Pay attention a contractor should never use more than 15% to 20% (manufacturer recommended) water.
- If it sounds like a great deal it does not mean it is a great deal. In most cases, sealcoat should never cost less than $0.15 per square foot. If someone comes knocking on your door and claims to have some extra sealer they want to sell you for $0.08 or $0.10 per square foot more than likely it is a scam.
- Remember there is no such thing as extra material. Every year we hear stories about companies having extra material they need to get rid of. Sealer does not go bad. It is a water based material that will last for years if stored correctly. If you don’t believe me, go to The Home Depot and ask them for their extra driveway sealer.