Asphalt Sealcoating

Using a Great Sealcoat to Seal The Deal with Your Business

Using a Great Sealcoat to Seal The Deal with Your Business

Sealcoating in Toms River, Freehold & Middletown, NJ

Since asphalt is a petroleum-based product, other petroleum products may react with the surface. This includes vehicle oil and gasoline. The sealcoat may act as a temporary barrier against those materials. A sealcoat is not a crack-filling agent; this must be done prior to applying the sealcoat. Sealcoating may also reduce the friction or anti-skid properties associated with the exposed aggregates in asphalt.

Proper sealcoating increases protection from weather damage, reduces cracking, adds longevity to your driveway or parking lot, and can even improve the look of your pavement. Traffic-bearing sealcoat also allows water to bead on top instead of sinking into cracks and creating potholes, making it more slip-resistant as an added safety benefit. Whether you are a homeowner in Ocean or Monmouth County in need of sealcoating for your driveway or business owner looking to maintain the appearance and condition of your asphalt pavement, sealcoating should be one of the first steps taken. Investing in sealcoating now can prevent costly repairs for you down the road!

There are primarily three types of asphalt sealers. They are commonly known as coal tar, asphalt emulsions, and acrylics. All three have their advantages but are typically chosen by the contractors' preference unless otherwise specified. Some states in North America have banned the use of coal tar-based sealants primarily based on United States Geological Survey studies.

Application methods

Pavement sealers are applied with either pressurized spray equipment, or self-propelled squeegee machines or by hand with a squeegee. Equipment must have continuous agitation to maintain consistency of the sealcoat mix. The process is typically a two-coat application which requires 24 to 48 hours of curing before vehicles can be allowed back on the surface. Prior to application the surface must be completely clean and dry using sweeping methods and/or blowers. If the surface is not clean and dry, then poor adhesion will result. Once the surface is properly prepared, then properly mixed sealer will be applied at about 60 square feet per gallon per coat.