Why Should You Seal Coat?
Seal coating allows for more predictable maintenance and repair costs by sealing out water, revitalizing aging oxidized asphalt, and filling in micro cracks that will grow into larger cracks over time.
You can also expect a consistent and vibrant curb appeal – no more ugly and aged surfaces.
Finally, pavement markings are more pronounced and sand in the sealer provides traction for a safe asphalt surface.
SEAL COATING 101
Knowing how to get the most out of your seal coating investment will assure long life and value
Understanding the basics and the industry’s best practices are key to a successful long term investment.
Clean and properly prepared surface is the key to success.
- All cracks should be sealed.
Follow a Two-Coat Process
- First coat should be placed with a squeegee or broom finish
- This method helps assure that the sealer material is worked into the surface correctly.
- Second coat can be sprayed after the first coat is properly cured.
- Spraying the second coat helps create a smooth and consistent finish for esthetics and longevity.
Your Patience Will Be Rewarded
Make sure the treated area is completely cured before traffic is allowed back on!
- If traffic is allowed on too early the risk of damage to the new surface greatly increases.
- Sealcoat materials can cure quickly in the ideal hot and dry conditions, cooler temps and higher humidity will increase curing time.