Learn More About Sealcoating
What Does an Asphalt Sealing Application Do for Your Pavement?
Prevents oxidation: Regular sealing applications shield against the drying action of the sun, checking, cracking, and deterioration.
What Do Your Driveway Sealing Services Include?
- Driveway sealcoating
- Asphalt crack repair
- Oil stain primer
- Edging and sweeping
- Routing and wire brushing
- Moss and silt removal
- Chemical grass and vegetation control
- Power washing
What Is a Crack Filler?
A crack filler is especially misunderstood, because even though the customer is normally charged for it, we never guarantee how long it will last, and it is explicitly stated in the proposal that a crack filler is a “cosmetic coating” only. Many people seem to think that a crack filler will last forever or at least until the next time their driveway needs to be sealed, which is not often the case.
Some homeowners decide to fill their own cracks. Without fail, they will slop crack filler all over the top of the pavement, sometimes extending two or more inches on either side of the crack. It is necessary to advise them that coal tar sealer will not adhere to crack filler on top of the pavement.
Homeowners who decide to fill their own cracks, Driveway Seal by Greenskeeper will not guarantee the application of seal coat.
Understanding Cracks in Your Pavement
Cracks are a tremendous problem to everyone. Once they occur, they will never go away and they will always be visible.
The best you can hope for is to create a watertight seal in the crack to prevent water infiltration.
Crack filling compound may last a few months or for several years, and it is impossible to predict how long these products will last. Therefore, Driveway Seal by Greenskeeper cannot guarantee crack filling compound.
How to Stop Damage to Your Asphalt Pavement From Vegetation
When vegetation grows through the pavement, the gravel aggregate in the asphalt pavement is loosened and it breaks apart easily, ruining the nice and smooth surface of your pavement.
Cracking and Checking Previous Coats of Asphalt Sealer
If your driveway has been coated with numerous applications of coal-tar pitch emulsion sealer without a rubber additive the sealer does not have the flexibility necessary to survive the constant expansion and contraction your pavement is subjected to. Therefore, Greenskeeper cannot guarantee the longevity of your sealcoating application.
Misuse of Filler and Sealer Products
The Problem: If at some point in the past, a crack filler or sealer was applied to your pavement and the product was not applied according to its intended use, a problem with the seal coat may arise.
Most frequent questions and answers
We schedule no more than 24 hours in advance as to minimize the need to reschedule, due to changing weather conditions and other factors out of our control.
We will call and speak to you in person or call and leave a voice mail with instructions, such as: pets inside, cars off the driveway, etc. You do not need to call back unless the scheduled day will not work for you.
In most cases, car or other obstacles left in driveway, pets outside, sprinklers were running, wet pavement, changing weather.
We will always ring the doorbell when we arrive.
We trowel in special asphalt polymers that harden like concrete. Any crack filling process will not stop all moisture from penetrating a cracked area, however it will stop most water and help prevent vegetation from growing through the cracks.
For the most part, 24 hours is the standard curing time. However, shady spots on the driveway or during humid conditions drying/curing time may take longer.
Car tires can mark a recently sealed driveway; try to avoid making sharp turns, and rest assured the marks will begin to fade and become invisible over time.
Best times to apply a sealer are during spring and fall or when the weather has a consistent temperature of 50 degrees over a 24-hour period of time.
We recommend a new coat of sealer every year, especially driveways that are shady or have been damaged by gas or oil leaks from vehicles, lawn equipment, etc.