Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Should I Sealcoat my Asphalt?
Answer: Asphalt that is unsealed oxides from the sun and then the asphalt’s chemical structure is compromised when chemicals like gasoline and oil leak onto the asphalt’s surface.
Question: Should I seal my Asphalt often?
Answer: Asphalt surfaces should generally be sealed at least every 2 years. However, it depends on the traffic volume of the asphalt. When seal coat begins to deteriorate and faded asphalt appears, it’s usually a good sign that it needs to be sealed again.
Question: Should sand be used when seal coating?
Answer: Sand is a very important to the mix of seal coating material; it helps to restore traction to the asphalt’s surface.
Question: What should the temperature be to Sealcoat Asphalt?
Answer: The temperature should be over 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the asphalt sealing process.
Question: How should the seal coat material be applied, sprayed or brushed?
Answer: In our experience spraying the sealer performs a better and lasts longer. When applied through spraying you do not experience brush marks when the asphalt sealer begins to fade.
Question: Will the Asphalt Sealer harm my landscaping?
Answer: No. On occasion, during the spraying process, just the edge of the grass will have traces of seal coat. Outside of that, it has little to no effect on grass, flowers or landscaping.
Question: Should asphalt cracks be sealed?
Answer: It’s wise to seal all cracks 1/4 inch or larger, anything bigger should be sealed with crack fill. This will prevent any water from flowing into the crack and settling. When water settles into asphalt cracks it usually causes the base stone to settle as well.
Question: At what point should my asphalt be replaced instead of sealed?
Answer: The general rule is when the cracked asphalt area square footage is more than 35% of the total surface area of the asphalt. When this occurs, it becomes cost prohibitive to fix the cracks.
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