Conditions Conducive to Longer Lasting Sealcoat:

Sealcoat is affected greatly by weather conditions, especially during application.

  • The ideal conditions are a warm, sunny day.
  • Rain can cause major problems when seal coating.
  • If the asphalt binder has not cured, it can become diluted.
  • Seal coating should never be done when showers are threatening.
  • Asphalt to be sealcoated should also be in good condition or there will need to be repairs ahead of time.

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​​The primary reason to sealcoat pavement is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating effects of sun and water.

When an asphalt pavement is exposed to sun, wind and water, the asphalt hardens, or oxidizes. This causes the pavement to become more brittle. As a result, the pavement will crack because it is unable to bend and flex when exposed to traffic and temperature. A sealcoat combats this situation by providing a waterproof membrane which not only slows down the oxidation process but also helps the pavement to shed water, preventing it from entering the base material.

Questions & Answers: Sealcoating

  • What sealcoating will not do: 

Compensate for pavement defects. They are intended as a protective coat; not as crack filler or leveling material. Sealer is only as good as the asphalt pavement to which it is applied. Prevent the cracking of bituminous pavements, which are caused by excessive voids, poor mix stability, insufficient compaction, poor drainage,  or low use areas.  

  • What sealcoat will do: 

By applying asphalt sealer to sound pavements, constructed with proper designs and materials that meet the climate and usage requirements of the pavement and are properly constructed over a sound and well-drained base. When the sealer is applied over anything less, any cracks that will occur will be magnified by the sealer's uniform textured appearance. Asphalt pavements should be on a good maintenance program.

  • How long should I stay off my driveway?  

The manufacturer recommends 24 to 48 hours for the sealcoat to cure.  Sealcoat will dry on most driveways within a few hours and can be walked on, but it is recommended that they not be driven on until after 24 to 48 hours.

  • How many coats of sealer do I need, one or two?  

We reserve two coats of sealer for porous unsealed areas, high traffic commercial areas or driveways with unraveling problems.  It is not necessary to apply two coats of sealer to most residential driveways that have been sealed before or that the asphalt is not porous or unraveling.  Sealing is similar to painting a build up of material can create a flaking problem.  Often we suggest if it is the first time the asphalt has been sealed, do one coat one year and do the second coat the next year.  After that consider sealing as needed.