Sealcoating Frequently Asked Questions
What is sealcoating?
Answer: SealMaster® pavement sealers are designed to protect and beautify your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Sealcoating prevents oxidation of the asphaltic binder, prevents weather damage, reduces maintenance costs, and adds years of life to the pavement.
When should an asphalt sealer be applied?
Answer: New asphalt should cure a minimum of 30 to 60 days. Once the asphalt is free from oils and sufficiently cured you can apply the sealer.
What other weather requirements are needed when sealcoating?
Answer: You should not apply sealcoating if rain is imminent.
Will sealer level off low spots my driveway and rid me of the puddles.
Answer: No sealcoat is a protective coating and does not have the capabilities of leveling of asphalt. If you have such a area that is of major concern you should get a price for patching.
How long should we keep vehicles off the surface after sealing?
Answer: Please give the seal coat 24 hours after the final coat to cure prior to opening back up to traffic.
How should the asphalt be prepared before sealcoating?
Answer: Surfaces must be clean and free from all loose dirt and material. Pavement surfaces should be repaired with a suitable hot or cold asphalt mix. Cracks should be filled with SealMaster® hot or cold applied crack fillers. Treat all gas, oil or grease spots with SealMaster® PetroSeal™ or PrepSeal™.
How is asphalt sealer applied?
Answer: Pavement sealer can be applied by brush, squeegee, or specialized spray equipment.
What are the benefits to using additives in sealer?
Additives can assist in speeding up the dry time for additional coats of sealer, as well has help with sand suspension and reduce power steering marks.
Are SealMaster® products safe for anyone to use?
Answer: SealMaster® offers water-based asphaltic products and acrylic products that are environmentally and user-friendly.