What’s the difference between spray sealing and hand applied sealing?
With spray sealing, we can adjust the sealer additives according to the needs of the surface to be sealed, depending on whether the driveway is exposed to full sunlight or in the shade, on a steep hill, etc.
How is sealer applied?
Hand application is used around loading docks, garages, walls, doors, sidewalks, Belgium block borders, pavers, and grass lines, to assure no overspraying will occur. Spray is used for the remainder of the surface with a spray gun to assure even coverage throughout the surface of the driveway.
How long after we accept your bid, before you come out to do the job?
Approximately 7 to 10 days after acceptance of bid. A little longer during peak season.
What areas do you serve?
We serve Pennsylvania Counties Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery.
Why should I seal my driveway?
Along with improved appearance, it is much more cost effective to maintain the driveway by making necessary small repairs and applying sealer every two to three years, than to repair or resurface a driveway which has been left to deteriorate over time.
Besides driveway sealing, what other services do you provide?
We provide line striping, curb painting, handicap spots, traffic symbols, and we install traffic signs and bollards, bumper stops and speed bumps, basketball and tennis courts.
What time of the year should I seal my driveway?
Sealing season runs from late April to October, when the ambient air temperature ranges from 50º F. and higher.
How often should I seal my driveway?
Every two to three years for preventive maintenance.
How long does it take for the freshly sealed driveway to dry?
Allow at least 24 to 36 hours for the sealer to dry.
Will the freshly sealed driveway be blocked off to traffic and for how long?
Yes, for 24 to 36 hours.
When should I seal my brand new blacktop driveway?
Allow the driveway to harden between 45 days and six months before sealing it.
Why should I seal my parking lot?
Along with improved appearance, it is much more cost effective to maintain the parking lot by making necessary small repairs and applying sealer every two to three years, than to repair or resurface a parking lot which has been left to deteriorate over time.
When can I allow traffic on my freshly sealed driveway?
Foot traffic “approximately 6 to 8 hours after sealer is applied (under ideal weather conditions). Vehicle traffic” from 18 to 36 hours after sealer is applied.
Will the driveway be slippery after the being sealed?
No. We add dry silica sand to our mix design to give your driveway a non-slip anti-skid finish.
The sealing job is complete, but mother nature is blowing leaves and twigs all over the wet, freshly sealed surface. What shall we do?
Do nothing. Wait until the surface dries; The leaves and twigs will break off leaving no marks.
Shortly after the driveway’s been sealed, it starts raining; How will this affect the surface?
According to the weather forecast for that day, it will be a judgment call whether we do any driveway sealing that day. For example, if thunderstorms are forecasted for late afternoon or evening that day, the sealing can be done early in the morning, as it will have ample time to set up before it starts raining, with no affect on your freshly sealed driveway.
I’ve noticed a tire mark on our freshly sealed driveway, after we drove on it. What now?
Not to worry. During the dog days of summer, especially on hot and humid days where the driveway is exposed to direct sunlight, should tire marks appear they will blend in within a week to 10 days. This is a sign of a good mix design. We use additives to counter this problem. Be sure to keep the tires rolling while turning, and do not stop or start abruptly.
Should the property owner be present on the schedule day of the estimate quote?
No. If you call our office to request an estimate, and the voicemail picks up your call, just be sure to leave the property address (with the closest major intersection). You can leave all information on our voicemail or fill out our customer form, and within 3 to 5 days, one of our estimators will visit the property, and leave the proposal sheet with the estimated price, along with brochures on the materials we use.
Should the property owner be present on the scheduled day of service?
No, just be sure the driveway is clear of all vehicles and equipment.
What products do you use?
All the products we use are federally approved:
- Crafco-Super Flex Road Saver 532 Crack/Joint Hot Tar Sealer.
- Cold rubberized crack sealer used for cluster cracks.
- Tarconite Sealer with F.S.A. (Fast Sealing Additive) and sand.
- Oil-Spot Primer (OSP) to degrease any oil spots.
- Hot asphalt patch (I.D. 2 top coat).