First, we clean the surface by either power washing or using our power brooms and rotary scrubbers to make sure all surface debris and moss is off the surface. Typically, pressure washing is only needed if there is excessive amounts of moss and the asphalt is very rough.
Next, before we seal, we ensure that all cracks in the pavement are fixed and sealed using our hot-applied rubberized crack filler.
Lastly, we apply two(2) coats of sealer to the surface. There are some companies that claim their product is a one-coat application, do not be fooled by that. Sure, it will be less money than a two-coat application, less material and less labor, but I can guarentee it will be an inferior finished product.
How long until we can drive on it after sealing?
After the sealcoating process is complete, and we have left the site, we typically recommend staying off for 24 hours with any vehicle traffic. Foot traffic is fine immediately after it dries.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for you?
The only thing you need to do is make sure the sprinklers are turned off the day before we arrive.
What is the product you use?
We use a commercial grade product which is manufactured in Tacoma. A-100 HD is Cascade Asphalt’s premier asphalt sealer. A-100 HD is a high performance mineral reinforced asphalt emulsion sealer blended with polymers and special surfactants for superior adhesion, flexibility, and durability.
How long does the sealer typically last?
The average life of sealer is between 3-4 years for commercial, and 4-6 years for residential. The life of the sealer really depends on the amount of traffic it sees.