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Sealcoating 101 – A Brief Sealcoating Guide For Property Owners

As any property owner knows, sealcoating is a crucial part of maintaining your asphalt pavement. Sealcoating is a process where a high-polymer coating is applied over asphalt to protect the pavement from water, dirt, and other harmful elements. The sealant can be applied to any surface, including asphalt surfaces like driveways, parking lots, and roads.

When sealcoating your pavement, you are protecting the investment you have made in this valuable asset. Regular sealcoating not only improves your curb appeal and attracts customers, but also increases your property value!

This blog post is a brief sealcoating guide for property owners. It covers how the sealcoat should be applied and describes the factors that affect the sealer durability, such as temperature, rain frequency, and traffic patterns. 

How to Sealcoat Your Property

Sealcoating your property can be an intimidating process. You want to sealcoat it correctly, but the sealcoating process is unfamiliar territory for most people. We will take you through all of the steps required to sealcoat your pavement properly in order to enhance the look of your pavement and extend its life!

The Step-by-Step-Sealcoating Process 

  1. Evaluate your asphalt’s current condition. Are there any cracks or damages?
  2. Clean and dry the area thoroughly before sealcoating.
  3. Remove any loose material such as dirt or gravel from the surface.
  4. Make sure all the cracks and other asphalt damages are repaired before sealcoating.
  5. Prepare the right mixture of your chosen sealant for your pavement maintenance needs.
  6. Apply a minimum of two coats for premium results.
  7. Allow the freshly sealcoated surface to dry and cure for 24 hours before allowing vehicular or foot traffic.

The Perfect Temperature for Sealcoating

Sealcoating should be applied at specific temperatures; otherwise, you will not get the results, protection, and performance you were hoping for. We suggest the minimum temperature for sealcoating should be 50 degrees with a drying period of not less than 24 hours.

Please note: do not apply sealcoating if temperatures are forecasted to go lower than the 50-degree mark.

In addition, make sure to check the weather forecast for rain before sealcoating! Our experts disapprove of sealcoating your pavement if there is a rainfall expected within the next 24 hours of your sealcoating process. This includes both application and curing period.

If you’re looking for a professional sealcoating company to help preserve the condition and look of your pavement in KitchenerBlack and Yellow Pavement Inc. have got you covered. We offer first-rate sealcoating services, utilizing high quality equipment and materials, to protect your pavement against wear and tear and premature deterioration. Our sealcoating solution provides a skid-resistant surface and maximum durability.

If your last sealcoating job was done more than three years ago, schedule your next sealcoating project with us today!