What is Asphalt?
Asphalt is composed of mineral aggregates held together by petroleum-based asphalt cement, acting as the glue or binder... then compacted into place. A fine, cost effective product, but not maintenance free.
Why does it need to be sealed?
Petroleum spills of fuel, oil and solvents attack the pave- ment and seep in deep beneath the surface, softening the asphalt and reducing adhesion. Sun and rain causes oxidation... creating raveling, cracks and even potholes.
Why aren't roads and highways sealed?
Unlike parking lots and driveways, highways are constantly recompacted by continuous traffic. Further, highways are not subject to the continuous attack of petroleum derivatives in a specific spot or pattern.
What is asphalt sealer made of?
Our sealer is made of a blend of high-grade ball clays, water, refined coal tar and proprietary emulsifier milled into a coal tar pitch emulsion to generate a paint-like coating which insulated the petroleum based asphalt from potential petroleum spillage and reduces the normal aging cycle of the asphalt
Are all sealers alike?
No. Our sealers have been perfected from more than 30 years of manufacturing and testing experience, and especially formulated to contend with the particular paving problems of our local climates
Is application expensive?
It depends on the current condition of your pavement, there may be a need to fill cracks, dig out soft spots, or fill in potholes before applying the sealant
How long will it last?
Depending on weather and traffic conditions, sealcoating is recommended every two to three years. With periodic maintenance, your pavement will last for years... without sealing, your pavement life may not exceed seven years
How do I choose an applicator company?
Reputable contractors use quality material, provide quality workmanship, and are proud of their work. Ask them for a list of their satisfied customers so that you can check references