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Driveway Sealcoating – Understanding Quality

Driveway Sealcoating - Understanding Quality, sealcoating darien ct Whether you are having your roof replaced, your house painted or new carpeting installed in your office, the results are going to depend on the contractor’s skills, experience and willingness to follow the appropriate steps. The same is true when you have sealcoating applied to your asphalt pavement.

Driveway Sealcoating – Understanding Quality

Keys to Quality Sealcoating

When mixed and applied correctly, sealcoating can help you prolong the life of your asphalt pavement while simultaneously making it more attractive. There are several components to a successful sealcoating job.

• The contractor will choose the best sealant for your specific pavement. He will then mix the sealant, paying close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• The contractor will not attempt to apply sealant to asphalt pavement that has been installed quite recently. Until the pavement has had time to rid itself of excessive oils, the sealcoating will not be able to establish a proper bond.
• The contractor will repair cracks, alligatored asphalt, potholes or other damage to the pavement before attempting to apply sealant. Sealants are not designed to double as repair products any more than paint is designed to repair rotten or splintered wood.
• The contractor will discuss his strategy with you. He will take into account your preferences, including the best day to perform the work and the amount of time that you can keep the area closed.
• The contractor will take the weather into consideration when performing a sealcoating job. Cool temperatures, cloudy days and excessive humidity levels make it harder for sealants to cure, so the contractor may need to incorporate additives to obtain the best results. If the conditions are too far outside of the acceptable range, the contractor will postpone the job rather then deliver work that will be unsatisfactory.
• The contractor will make sure that the pavement is cleaned thoroughly. Dust, dirt and untreated oil stains can interfere with the bond between the pavement and the sealant.
• The contractor will apply a primer when necessary. Areas that have become excessively smooth from wear, rust spots and oil stains are common sites requiring primer. A sound pavement that has become powdery or highly oxidized may need to have primer or tack coat applied before the sealant is applied.
• The contractor will arrive at the site with a crew of sufficient size and with equipment that is of the correct type and functioning properly. Poorly maintained equipment could fail in the middle of the operation, and understaffing could result in unnecessary delays. Furthermore, the wrong equipment could have a detrimental effect on the quality of the work.
• The contractor will take the appropriate steps to protect your property and the safety of your visitors. If necessary, he will mask concrete surfaces adjacent to the work area. He will erect barricades, place safety cones or take other steps to ensure that pedestrians and vehicles do not walk or drive on the fresh sealcoating.
• The contractor will clean up his mess before leaving your site. He will make sure that any trash generated by the work or his workers is removed.

If you need quality sealcoating work, contact Driveway Sealing Call Frank. Whether you need a commerical parking lot sealcoating or a residential driveway, we can help. We have been delivering superior work at reasonable rates since 1998. In addition to asphalt sealing, we also offer asphalt repair, infrared pothole repair, crack repairs, asphalt paving, parking lot striping and concrete installation and repair. If you have more questions about Driveway Sealcoating – Understanding Quality, or would like a free quote, complete the online form or calling (203) 378-0080 or 1-800-DRIVEWAY.

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My home in Orange has a very long, uphill and curving driveway that had many alligator cracks and other problems over 18 years of use. Frank’s asphalt heating and curing process did an excellent job to refinish the driveway and get it looking nearly like new.

It was not all roses, however, since some of the work was done in the late Fall and the seal coating over certain areas could not be done over the Winter. In the early Spring, the driveway looked very patchy. However, Frank and his team came back in two days and not only completed the promised work but went beyond our agreement to assure my satisfaction. I met Frank 3 times in this process and I can say without reservation that he is an honest man who stands behind his work.

Mark Nordstrom, Orange, CT

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