Whether it’s a onetime deal, to make the site look better, or if you’re on a regular maintenance program, seal coat can add great curb appeal and life to the existing asphalt.
Seal Coating FAQ
Q: When is the right time to sealcoat new asphalt pavement?
A: New asphalt should be allowed to fully cure before sealcoating. This process typically takes around 90 days. The first sealcoat for new pavement is the most important which is why it’s best to rely on reputable professionals with a proven track record. Ideally, the first seal will go on after curing and before your pavement endures its first winter.
Q: What weather conditions are optimal for sealcoating?
A: Sealcoating should only be performed during favorable weather conditions: dry and warm weather when the air and ground temperatures are both 50 degrees or above. It’s also important to monitor humidity and precipitation forecasts.
Q: Can I sealcoat my pavement too much?
A: Yes. If too much sealer builds up it can cause the sealant surface to crack and flake. If your pavement doesn’t need to be sealed, then don’t do it just because it has been a couple years since it was last completed. If you’re unsure, give us a call and let us help you effectively gauge the remaining life of your sealer.
Q: How often should you sealcoat?
A: This is a subjective question as there are multiple factors that attribute to this. Ultimately, the frequency of sealcoat applications depends on the condition of your asphalt, the amount of traffic and severity of weather conditions among other factors. We would be happy to work with you to set up a maintenance plan that works for you and your space.
Q: Why should you decide to sealcoat?
A: In short, sealcoating protects your pavement from unforgiving elements that contribute to deterioration. Sealcoating ultimately improves the appearance of your property while saving you money by extending the life of your pavement.
Q: How long should I stay off the seal coat?
A: A quality sealcoat job should be allowed to cure for at least 24 hours. However, this is a general guideline and the estimated curing time can be reduced by the use of special additives and optimal weather conditions.