COMMERCIAL WHY SEALCOAT ? RESIDENTIAL
Why should you sealcoat your Asphalt?
Asphalt Sealcoating restores the original black look to your asphalt. Not only does sealcoating drastically improve the overall aesthetics of your asphalt, it also preserves it.
By creating a protective seal, asphalt sealcoating protects the asphalt from oxidation from the sun. Did you ever notice how blacktop changes colors? It starts out black, then turns brown, then it turns gray and finally it ends up white. This change in coloration is a direct by-product of oxidation. When asphalt oxidizes it loses a great deal of its ability to expand and contract, which leads to cracking in extreme conditions.
Another important aspect of asphalt sealcoating is its' ability to protect asphalt from the degradation caused by petroleum products such as gasoline and motor oil. Petroleum based products have the same chemical composition as the binder in the asphalt, which leads to a bonding reaction. This bonding deteriorates the binder which results in raveling of the asphalt. If your asphalt is losing stone, this is raveling. Asphalt sealcoating helps with stone retention. Not all sealcoating materials protect against petroleum based products. We are hands down the best at what we do for driveway sealcoating and commercial sealcoating in the monmouth county and central NJ area.
SEAL COATING PROCESS
1. Power edging
First, the perimeter of the asphalt is edged with a power edger in order to expose as much of the surface a possible. The outer edge of your asphalt is most prone to damage from the elements, and we assure you that all the these edges will be covered.
2. Machine and hand cleaning
Next your asphalt will be cleaned using a wire broom to remove any build up of dirt. Then a high powered blower is used to remove any loose debris.
3. Treatment of oil spots and other stains
Due to the porous nature of asphalt, oil spots and other stains cannot be fully removed from the surface. Therefore, we will treat all stains with a oil spot primer prior to sealing. The primer will stop the spread of the corrosive elements and allow for proper adhesion of the sealer to these areas.
4. Crack filling
This is when a rubberized compound is heated to approximately 375 degrees. Once heated it is then poured into the cracked areas and pushed in with a hot box and squeegee. We mainly use this process on commercial parking lots and not home owner driveways. We use cold crack filler on the driveways to avoid tracking from hot crackfiller that heats up due to hot summer months.
After all the previous steps are completed, we will seal the asphalt. We start by sealing the edges with a six-inch brush to maintain neatness and ensure coverage. After the perimeter has been completely covered, we will proceed to seal the remaining asphalt. This procedure can be done with a brush or a sprayer. Both methods are a neat, clean and sufficient way to complete the sealing process.
6. Taping off the freshly sealed area
To complete the job, we will block off the area with caution tape. This will make it very clear not to drive, turn around, or walk on the area that has been sealed. After the sealing is complete, it is important to stay off of the sealed area for 24-36 hours.
Crack Filling alone is the most important asphalt maintenance service needed to polong the life expectancy of your asphalt. Any cracks 1/4 inch or bigger are allowing water to penetrate the sub-base foundation that lies underneath the asphalt. In the warmer months, rain penetrates the cracks and forces it downward, which in turn causes deterioration of the stone underneath the asphalt. This deterioration leads to cracking of the asphalt, the only way to prevent further cracking is to apply tar to the existing cracks. During the colder months, water in the cracks go through an expansion process as it freezes. This expansion causes cracks to widen, which leads to increased surface cracking.
By plugging the asphalt cracks with hot tar, water no longer can penetrate the crack. Typically, asphalt crack sealing will last 1-2 years and should be part of a regular aspahlt maintenance schedule. Call us today to schedule an on-site visitation. We will come out to analyze your asphalt, after our visit we will generate a detailed report that outlines the overall state of your asphalt. This report will be accompanied with a recommendation sheet that provides options on how to protect your asphalt.
Our Crack Filling Process:
1. clean and blow out all cracks with commercial blowers, removed weeds with wire wheel edger.
2. heat up hot crack filler to 375 degress and fill cracks using a push box and squeegee
3. apply black beauty sand to all cracks to prevent cars from sticking during hours businesses may be open.
4 We recommend crack sealing to be done annually due to New Jerseys extreme weather conditions. When moisture gets into the sub-grade of the asphalt and freezes, it will damage the structure and in time break the asphalt down.
Potholes and pavement damage? We can fix it. Specializing in small asphalt repair with the latest technology, Infrared. Infrared offers versatility when repairing failed asphalt and provides a quick, convenient and permanent solution for reoccurring problems such as potholes, utility cuts and manhole repairs.
Infrared asphalt repair equipment will re-heat the damaged asphalt so that it can be reused during the repair. New asphalt will also be added to the repair if needed. The surface will be restored to correct condition with bonded seams to the existing asphalt paving. This is what you call a permanent repair.
The results from an infrared repair are a permanent and attractive repair that has recycled the existing asphalt. Considering the ever increasing price of asphalt and paying to dispose of old asphalt, infrared is becoming the preferred “GREEN” alternative.
Parking Lot striping
A well-marked parking lot promotes safety and convenience by informing your customers where to park, stop or walk. A professionally striped and marked parking area will accomplish the following results:
Safer Parking Environment for both drivers and pedestrians traveling to your property
Increased Efficiency & Flow: In busy lots, this often assists in reducing the number of lost customers and accidents
Improve the overall aesthetics of your location