When it comes to sealcoating services, there are many benefits that come with it. Like many services available that are not commonplace, consumers have their questions. Today, we at Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to answer a handful of the most common FAQ regarding sealcoating.
How Long after Sealcoating Can it Rain or Pavement Get Wet?
To help prevent the sealcoat washing away, sprinklers need to be turned off from two days before the sealcoat through 1 day after. Sprinklers hitting the asphalt will wear the sealer prematurely and is not warrantied.
What Color is Seal Coat?
The sealcoat should be slate black, or black with a blue or gray tint.
What is the Size of the Pavement Cracks’ Being Filled?
Being the equivalent to 2 quarters stacked together, experts fill any cracks that are ¼ inch wide or larger.
Why isn’t the Crack Filler Filled to the Driveway’s Top?
To the top of the crack and the driveway, the crack filler is filled. Though the sealer is still covering the crack as well as the driveway, the crack filler settles down into the crack, usually.
Why is Crack Filler Soft & Not Hard?
It remains soft in warm temperatures and may pull out of the cracks as most professionals use a soft pliable, rubberized material to fill the ¼ inch wide cracks. Typically, the crack filler can be heated up with a propane torch and can be pushed back into the crack.
How Long Will Seal Coat Last?
Depending on weather conditions, temperature, snow removal, frost, wear, and the size of the opening in the original crack, it varies greatly from 3 months to 5 years.
Why Does the Driveway have Tire Tread Marks?
Being applied to the driveway, usually tire tread marks in the driveway means that a thick coat of sealer was applied. When the temperature is warm and there is high humidity in the air, these marks show up. After about 3-4 months, usually the marks will disappear or “drive into” the driveway.
What Do I Do about Grass, Weeds & Ants in the Crack Filler?
Through the crack filler, grass and weeds can grow up. Getting a weed killer and spraying that on the grass and weeds in the crack is recommended. Also, getting an ant killer and spraying that on the ant mounds is also recommended if they pop up.
How Often is Sealcoating Recommended?
It is encouraged you have a fresh applications of sealcoat every 3 years. this will ensure that the sealcoat isn’t building up too much in areas on the driveway it is a personal preference on how long to wait between each sealcoating, but the earliest that is recommend is every 2 years.
How Long Does New Sealcoat Cure before People Resume Normal Activity?
Not walking on the driveway for about 5 hours and not driving on it for about 36-48 hours is recommended. It is likely wet if the sealcoat looks wet it.
– Especially on hot surface temperatures, power steering turns, sharp turns, and backing trailers up will mark your sealer up.
– It is not warrantied when areas that hold water even “temporarily” the sealer may lift. Additionally, snowplow marks and tires chains are also not warrantied.
– They should not be driven on until they are fully dry as driveways that are sealed on a high humidity day may take more than the recommended 36-48 hours to cure.
-Also, it is not warrantied when tree sap on the driveway may cause the sealer to not “stick” to the driveway.
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