Are all sealcoating materials the same?
At HSC, we take pride in providing our clients with the highest quality sealcoating
material available. Unlike many other contractors who use sealers that are less
precisely manufactured and mixed, we use a polymer-modified asphalt emulsion
pavement sealer that is produced with a state-of-the-art continuous process for
unparalleled control and consistency. This allows us to ensure that every batch of
sealer is mixed to perfection, providing superior longevity and wear resistance.
We understand that the quality of the material we use is just as important as the
quality of the work we do. That's why we only use tested material that meets or
exceeds all requirements of ASTM D8099/D8099M-17 - standard specification for
asphalt emulsion pavement sealer, as well as our own strict standards. This
ensures that our clients receive the highest quality sealer that is suitable for use
on any asphalt pavement.
When it comes to applying sealer, precision is key. That's why we have a team of
experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality
workmanship on every job. We take great care to ensure that every square inch of
pavement is properly cleaned and prepped before sealer is applied, and that the
sealer is applied evenly and at the proper thickness for maximum protection.
We believe that using the highest quality materials and providing the highest
quality workmanship is the only way to ensure that our clients receive the best
possible results. If you want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your
pavement is protected by the best, contact us today to learn more about our
At HSC, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety of our customers
and their visitors. That's why we always add silica sand to our sealcoating mix.
Unfortunately, some other pavement maintenance contractors choose not to
add silica sand to their sealcoating material. This can leave their customers open
to liability risks, as their pavement may become slippery and dangerous,
especially in wet weather. One reason why other contractors may not add sand
is that they may lack the proper equipment to mix it with the sealcoating material.
At HSC, we have the necessary equipment to mix silica sand with sealcoating
material to ensure a consistent and thorough application. Our experienced
technicians know exactly how much sand to add to achieve the desired level of
skid resistance without affecting the overall appearance of the pavement. By
choosing HSC for your sealcoating needs, you can rest assured that your
pavement will not only look great but will also be safe for all users.
What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating involves the process of safeguarding asphalt surfaces against
moisture, fading, erosion, and oxidation. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the
integrity of parking lots. Incorporating sealcoating into a pavement management
plan is essential since it shields paved surfaces from damage caused by ultraviolet rays,
snow salt, water, and chemicals. Furthermore, it reduces exposure
to oxygen and UV rays, ensures the longevity of asphalt surfaces, and enhances
the visual appeal of the pavement and surrounding property.
Sealcoating is typically composed of asphalt emulsion, combined with water, inert
fillers, emulsifying agents, or additives. When applied in thin layers, it serves to
protect off-highway pavement surfaces from harmful elements such as
gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.
It's important to note that although sealcoating and asphalt share similar
composition and application methods, they are distinct materials with different purposes.
Benefits of Sealcoating
Sealcoating is a preventive measure applied to asphalt surfaces to protect them
from damage caused by gasoline, salt, water, oil, and ultraviolet rays. It acts as a
barrier by filling in small cracks and preventing moisture from penetrating the
surface, which preserves the structural integrity of the asphalt. Additionally,
sealcoating enhances the overall appearance of the property by providing a fresh
and new look.
Sealcoating provides many benefits, but three stand out as
especially advantageous for businesses:
∙Longevity - Including sealcoating as part of your regular pavement
maintenance helps ensure the longevity, structural integrity, and value of
your pavement. The better you care for your pavement, the less it costs to
maintain over time. In some cases, regular sealcoating and maintenance
can double the life of your asphalt surface.
∙Protection - Protecting your parking lot from cracking, fading, and erosion is
crucial. Shielding your pavement from regular wear and tear, weather, and
water helps you avoid the cost of a full pavement replacement.
∙Enhanced Curb Appeal - Freshly applied sealant makes pavement look and
wear like new, which enhances the visual appeal of the property. A well-
maintained pavement projects a positive image of the property, increasing
its attractiveness to potential customers or tenants.
How often should sealcoating be done?
The lifespan of sealcoating can vary depending on several factors, such as the
quality of the materials used, weather conditions, and the amount of traffic the
surface experiences. Generally, sealcoating is expected to last anywhere from two
to three years. However, if the pavement is well-maintained and properly cared
for, sealcoating can sometimes last up to five years or more. It's important to note
that sealcoating is a preventative measure and not a permanent solution.
Therefore, it's recommended to have the pavement inspected regularly and re-
sealed as needed to maintain its protection and extend its lifespan.
What does Sealcoating cost?
The cost of sealcoating can vary depending on several factors such as the size of
the area to be covered, the condition of the pavement, and the type of sealant
used. While the cost of sealcoating can be an investment, it is often more cost-
effective than having to replace the pavement altogether. The best way to
determine the cost of sealcoating for your specific needs is to get a free estimate
from pavement experts such as HSC. HSC's team can provide a detailed estimate
based on the specific needs of your property. If you're interested in getting a free
estimate for your sealcoating needs, don't hesitate to call HSC today.
When is the best time to sealcoat?
The best time to sealcoat your pavement is during the warm, dry months of the
year. The ideal temperature for sealcoating is between 50 and 90 degrees
Fahrenheit, with low humidity and no rain in the forecast for at least 24-48 hours
after application. Sealcoating during these conditions ensures that the sealant
properly adheres to the pavement and dries correctly, providing the best
protection against water, UV rays, and other elements that can damage the pavement.
It's also important to note that sealcoating should not be applied during the
winter months or when the pavement surface is wet or damp, as this can prevent
the sealant from properly adhering to the pavement. If you're unsure about the
best time to sealcoat your pavement, it's recommended to consult with HSC. We
can provide guidance and recommendations based on your specific needs and location.
Why Choose HSC Pavement Maintenance For Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is a crucial step in protecting and maintaining the longevity and aesthetic of your paved surfaces. When it comes to sealcoating, you need a trusted and experienced contractor to ensure it's done right. With over 50 years of experience in the pavement maintenance industry, HSC Pavement Maintenance is the top choice for all your sealcoating needs. Get in touch with our knowledgeable sales team today to schedule a free consultation. We provide a range of sealcoating services, from adding a new layer of protection to your existing surface to completely repaving your parking lot.
Whatever your needs, HSC Pavement Maintenance has the experience you can rely on and the quality you can count on to deliver high-quality work.