Sealcoating will beautify and restore that black as night original look. It will prevent oxidation by blocking out the damaging effects of the sun and ultraviolet rays. It minimizes spill damage by keeping gasoline, oil, diesel fuel or fuel oil leaks from penetrating the surface. It preserves your investment by making sure your property is safer, cleaner and more attractive. It also increases snow melting and makes for a longer lasting wear surface.
Look below for the steps in our sealcoating process.
The existing asphalt surface needs to be cleaned properly. First, we remove vegetation from edges and out of any cracks. We remove the fine particles with a high-speed power blower.
All cracks 1/4" and wider are filled with a rubberized or trowel grade crack filler prior to sealing. Most cracks smaller the 1/4" are filled with the asphalt sealer.
Step 3: Apply Sealcoat
We use a specially designed MAC 52 residential sand slurry sealer. We apply the sealer with a squeegee undiluted with additional sand added for a better application with less tracking, slightly more traction and a longer-lasting surface. When installed in this manner you should expect 3 to 4 years of life under normal usage.
Step 4: Repairing Asphalt (if repairs are needed during the process)
When repairing asphalt, some areas may only require a patch over the existing asphalt. The badly broken areas of asphalt that are buckling or disintegrating will need to be excavated to a depth needed to stabilize the area under current traffic conditions. Residential may only require a 2" to 3" thick asphalt repair. Whereas commercial and industrial may require a 4" to 6" thick asphalt repair. Extreme load conditions, such as a dumpster pick up stations, need a minimum of an 8" thick asphalt repair.