How much will our services cost?

The cost depends on the scope of work. That’s where our estimating comes in, and why we want the customer to call us.

When can we perform the work?

All of our services need to be performed during dry conditions only. Typically our sealing season runs from mid-April to the end of September. Our crack filling, asphalt patching, line marking, and street print operations can run year around. However, all need above freezing temperatures to function.

What is the difference between sealing and paving?

Sealing is a protective measure to prolong the life of your asphalt pavement. Paving is a process by which typically a 2 inch or more layer of hot asphalt material is laid down on a stone base. After paving your new parking lot, one should consider sealing your parking lot three years later to protect the investment.

Why should I seal my parking lot or driveway?

Sealcoating protects your asphalt investment. Unprotected pavement is damaged when sunlight, rain, oil, and gasoline leave surface gray and porous, and moisture is allowed to penetrate. As seasons change, that moisture will freeze and thaw, resulting in cracks in your pavement. Cracks lead to crumbled pavement, which leads to “potholes.”

What type of sealer do you use?

We currently use Seal Master's premium coal tar based sealer. However, we have access to many types of sealing products in the Seal Master catalog. Be sure to speak with one of our estimators to see which product meets your needs.

Why is sand added to the sealer?

Sand extends the life of the material and makes the sealant less slippery. We use a specific size and weight of sand specially formulated for our sealer. For a proper mixture, each gallon of premium sealer requires three to five pounds of sand.

How long does it take the sealer to dry?

The more coats used, the longer it will take to dry. Weather is also an important factor. In general, the sealer is dry enough to be walked or driven on after 24 hours of curing.

How long will a sealcoat last?

Various factors like traffic volume, grade of material, and quality of pavement, and quantity of the sand affect the life of the sealer. With two coats of our premium sealer, you can expect 3 to 5 years of protection.

Should I sealcoat new pavement?

No. New parking lots are generally ready for sealcoat two years after construction, when curing is complete and structural soundness of the lot is established.

I have oil spots on my lot from cars leaking engine oil, how will that affect the sealer?

We use a product from Neyra Industries called Oil Spot Primer to treat those pesky oil spots before we seal. This helps ensure that the sealer adheres to those tough areas.

What do I do about cracks that look like an alligator or spider web?

Sealcoat does NOT waterproof “alligator” or “spiderweb” cracks (a concentration of interconnected cracks in one area). These cracks are usually indicative of structural flaws. Sealcoating is a preservative measure, not a reconstruction. Ideally, areas with alligator cracks should be excavated and replaced with new asphalt. This is called asphalt patching, and we perform this service. Please see “ASHALT PATCHING” under the service page. Cracks that are smaller than one inch can be addressed with a rubberized hot pour material. This is called crack filling, and we perform this service. See “CRACK-FILLING” under service page. Both patching and crack-filling can extend the life of your surface.

Should I sealcoat severely cracked or damaged pavement?

No. This is a common and costly error. Sealcoating old, worn pavement will NOT extend its life cycle. Please call us for a free quote on repairing those areas or an overlay of new asphalt.

What will happen if I walk or drive on sealer before it dries?

If walked or driven on before it dries, the sealer will adhere to shoes and tires and can get messy. However, before work commences, each section of the parking lot is blocked off from the public and clearly identified with traffic cones.