Sealcoating

PROTECT YOUR PAVEMENT
Sealcoated Pavements will Last 30-50% Longer than Pavements Left Unsealed.

Do you want to extend the life of your asphalt while improving curb appeal? Asphalt pavement that is faded and worn-down can look like-new with the application of sealcoat. Sealcoat is an inexpensive form of preventative maintenance for your asphalt investment.

The best way to extend the life of your asphalt pavement.
BEFOREAFTER
WHAT IS SEALCOAT?

Sealcoating is the application of thin coats of coal tar pitch or asphalt emulsion mixed with inert fillers, water, and emulsifying agents or additives.

A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents or additives. Applied in thin coats, pavement sealing is used to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.

  • 1
    All debris is removed from the surface.
  • 2
    The pavement’s condition is evaluated and asphalt defects are identified (i.e., cracks, potholes, and oil spills).
  • 3
    Primer is applied over all oil and chemical spots.
  • 4
    Potholes are repaired, and cracks are routed and filled in with crack sealant.
  • 5
    At least two coats of commercial grade sealer are applied to the pavement using a broom, squeegee, or sprayer.
  • 6
    The freshly sealed surface is left undisturbed for 12 hours to dry completely.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEALCOAT?

Sealcoat prevents cracking, fading, and erosion. Beyond the aesthetic value, routine sealcoating is the best way to avoid the cost of more expensive repairs or a full pavement replacement.

Sealcoat is an effective waterproofing agent. On an unsealed asphalt surface, water trickles down into the asphalt’s pores. Water penetration erodes the asphalt surface from the bottom up by causing cracks and potholes to form. Water then goes through a freeze/thaw contraction/expansion cycle, resulting in much more expensive repairs. Our sealcoating materials and techniques keep water out of asphalt pockets and money in your pockets!

Sealcoat offers great resistance to gas and oil spills. From the moment gas drips from a car onto unsealed pavement, the asphalt will immediately start to soften. Vehicle fluids heavily saturate and break down the pavement surface and dissolve its binding properties. Sealcoat acts as a barrier between the chemical drippings and the asphalt. The coal tars used in sealcoat don’t allow for gas and oil spills to pass through to the asphalt.

UV rays from the sun are extremely harmful to your asphalt pavement. The UV rays cause the surface to oxidize which breaks down the asphalt’s binding properties, weakens the bonds within it, makes it become brittle, and fades to grey. This in turn will result in “alligator cracking” that leads to hazardous potholes. Our team of experienced pavement professionals can offer all necessary protection your parking lot or asphalt surface will need from sun damage.

WHY CHOOSE US?

With more than two decades of experience, there’s no one better suited to sealcoat your asphalt pavement surface. We set ourselves apart from the competition by using the best sealcoat product currently available within the industry.

Our crews are trained to apply sealcoat using squeegees, sprayers, and brooms, all based on each property’s specific condition. Our crews have decades of experience in being a premium sealcoating contractor in North America.

GemSeal Black Diamond Enduramax. This solution is a top-of-the-line asphalt emulsion, including a remarkably abrasive non-slip coat. Our high-tech formula contains 4 to 5 lbs. of sand per gallon, unlike our competitors who use around 1 to 2 lbs. per gallon. This product is jam-packed with fibers, high solids, and fine aggregates to stand out from any other brand on the market.

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Pavement Solutions was founded in 2001. Since then, we have been trusted nationwide to provide asphalt and concrete paving, maintenance, and repair services for commercial, residential, and industrial properties across the country.

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Sealcoating FAQ

The sealcoat needs 24 hours to dry before driving on it. We offer our customers an accommodating schedule on nights and weekends to utilize any down time that your business already has.

If your business doesn’t close for an entire day during the week, we can complete the job in separate mobilization phases. We can close off half of your parking lot for 24 hours, then re-open it while we close off and sealcoat the remaining half.

The warmer the weather and the lower the humidity, the faster the sealcoat will cure. It is best to sealcoat before winter’s harsh conditions take a toll on your pavement. Mother Nature works alongside the Midwestern freeze/thaw cycles to break down your asphalt pavement, but routine sealcoating will deliver the necessary protection until spring.

The type of sealcoat used can limit the time of year you can sealcoat. Prone to freezing, water-based asphalt sealers, such as asphalt emulsion, coal tar, or acrylic sealers, can only be applied when the pavement temperature is at or above 40º F. Solvent-based sealers, however, can be applied at any temperature.

No, the sealcoat itself does not fill cracks. Cracks need to be sealed with a high-quality, hot-applied crack filler prior to sealcoating the pavement. Learn more

Yes, however it will not do as well as crack sealer that was given the proper amount of time to dry before sealcoating. The longer amount of time between sealing your cracks and applying sealcoat the better.

At a minimum, we like to wait at least 72 hours between cracksealing and sealcoating.

Sealcoating can last 3-5 years, depending on the level of vehicular traffic that the pavement gets. We recommend planning to sealcoat your asphalt pavement every 2.5 years.