We specialize on providing high-quality asphalt sealcoating services for a residential driveways. This includes driveways, shared roads, and other areas of your property that are made of asphalt. No matter the size of the area in question, we have the expertise and experience to handle it.
Our services encompass all aspects of asphalt maintenance, including driveway sealcoating , crack filling, and pothole repair. We are dedicated to ensuring that your property's asphalt is in excellent condition every step of the way and we are here to help you with that!
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to parking lot sealcoating and asphalt repair. Our team is highly skilled and proficient in all aspects asphalt sealcoating, and we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality work.
We understand the importance of minimizing disruptions and keeping your parking lot in good condition, which is why we strive to be as flexible and low-impact as possible during the sealing, striping, and repair process. We work closely with our clients to ensure that the work is done quickly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your business operations.
Our goal is to make the process as seamless as possible, so that you can get back to your daily routine as soon as possible!
Eventually, unsealed and old sealed asphalt surfaces deteriorate and breakdown.
Asphalt sealcoating is a process that involves applying a protective coating to asphalt surfaces, such as driveways, parking lots, and roadways. The primary purpose of this coating is to protect the asphalt from damage caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can cause the asphalt to lose its strength and flexibility, which can make it more susceptible to cracking and other forms of damage.
When the asphalt degrades and becomes brittle, it becomes more prone to cracking. These cracks can allow water to penetrate the surface, which can further weaken the asphalt and cause additional damage. Gas and oil leaks can also soften and pit the asphalt, which can lead to more serious surface deterioration over time.
If left unaddressed, all of these factors can result in costly repairs, such as asphalt patching and ultimately the need for a full resurfacing. Driveway sealcoating and parking lot sealcoating can help prevent these problems by providing a barrier that protects the asphalt from UV rays and other forms of damage. This can prolong the life of the surface and help to avoid costly repairs in the future.
“If one does not seal, fine hair line cracks appear in the pavements surface...this is the start of a maintenance problem...By sealing we then extend the life of the pavements...you should be able to extend the pavement life almost indefinitely...” Carl W. Lubold, Jr., Asphalt Institute
Sealcoating is a low-cost solution provided by asphalt contractors in preventing costly repairs to the asphalt surface.
Asphalt is durable and has a rated useful life of around 25 years. However, with proper maintenance, such as sealcoating, the useful life of asphalt can be extended nearly indefinitely.
Sealcoating is the process of applying a protective coating to the surface of asphalt. This coating helps to protect the asphalt from the elements, such as rain, sun, and snow, which can cause damage over time. It also helps to prevent the infiltration of water, which can lead to cracks and potholes.
Sealing with a double coat every 4-5 years can help to extend the life of the asphalt. This is because the sealcoating helps to protect the asphalt from damage caused by the elements and from water infiltration. It also helps to fill in small cracks and holes, which can prevent them from becoming larger and more costly to repair.
Asphalt sealcoating is a low-cost solution when compared to the cost of repairing potholes, patching asphalt, and repaving. It is a proactive approach to maintaining the integrity of the asphalt, and can save money in the long run by preventing costly repairs. Additionally, sealcoating can also enhance the appearance of the asphalt and improve the safety of the surface.
Preparation is key to long a long-lasting sealcoat! In order to ensure the asphalt is 100% clean we use a combination of pressure washers, blowers and power brooms to remove any moss, dirt, oil and other impurities prior to either driveway sealcoating and parking lot sealcoating .
If the asphalt has cracks greater than 1/4", we fill them using commercial grade rubberized crack filler prior to asphalt sealcoating. For heavily cracked (alligatored) areas we use specialty cold patch filler that is spread on in layers, creating a large asphalt patch over the cracks.
We apply two coats of sealer using specialty sealing brooms and/or spray wands using our supplier's premium sealer, Armorseal A-100, Depending on weather conditions, it can take anywhere from 30 mins to 4 or 5 hours for a coat to dry. If there are any areas where more precise asphalt sealcoating application is required, such as next to a garage door, we use paintbrushes.
After the second coat is applied, the curing time is about 24 hours. During this time, keep the sprinklers off and we highly recommend that no one should drive on it. However, regardless of either driveway sealcoating or parking lot sealcoating, once the sealer turns jet black, you may actually walk on it.
Our asphalt sealer supplier is Cascade Asphalt located in Tacoma, WA. We use their Armor Seal A-100 HS which is a high-performance, mineral reinforced asphalt emulsion sealer, blended with polymers and specialty surfactants for superior adhesion, flexibility, and durability specifically made for driveway sealing and parking lot sealcoating.
Dura-Fill H.S. is a specialty grade, premium quality crack and joint sealant, which is specifically formulated for direct-fired kettles. Dura-Fill H.S. is relatively hard and has a high softening point, which makes it well suited for parking lots and driveways. It is applied during the driveway sealcoating or parking lot sealcoating process. It prolongs pavement life by sealing cracks and joints from water penetration.
STAR® SURE-FLEX™ Premium Trowel Grade is a heavy-bodied patching and repair product that was specifically designed for repairing excessively cracked asphalt surfaces, depressions and "bird baths". STAR® SURE-FLEX™ protects problem areas from further water and other contaminant penetrations with a long-lasting, flexible patch.