Asphalt is made out of oil, gravel, sand and binder material. Due to natural elements (weather) asphalt over time will lose its oil and there for start to unravel. The oil holds everything together. Asphalt is also meant to be driven on the more you use it the better. The major things that deteriorate asphalt is weather (sun, rain, ice, snow), tire abrasion, chemical attack (salt, de-icer), moisture intrusion. With a simple maintenance program you can double the life of your asphalt investment. With any one of the coatings we offer it will give your asphalt a brand new jet black look. We offer 5 different types of coatings each with its own benefits and for different uses. With our experience we will help you with which seal is best suited for your needs. Always want to crack seal before any coatings is applied.
Seal Coat-Most commonly used coating there is, used on every type of asphalt. Is designed to preserve your asphalt in its present state. When properly applied it will provide a jet black, non-skid protective surface. Our seal coat is made of oil, slate and mineral filled materials to preserve and restore your asphalt. Will melt ice and snow faster. We always apply 2 coats and 3 coats in drive lanes and entrances on parking lots, driveways 2 coats and applied roughly 1/8" in thickness. We squeegee or spray depending on situation. When done correct it will protect from surface lose of aggregate and seal against weather, chemicals and tire abrasion. Life expectancy is 3-5 years.
Sand Seal-Is same material as seal coat except it is mixed with 3-5 pounds of silica sand depending on condition of asphalt. Size of sand will vary depending on how rough and lose of aggregate is showing. Is designed for older asphalt with significant lose of aggregate and extensive surface cracking, sand will fill in rough areas and surface cracks to a nice new smooth surface protecting from water penetration. Applied same as seal coat but 1/4" in thickness. Usually used on parking lots and large driveways. Life expectancy 5-7 years.
Polymer Modified MasterSeal (PMM)-Is a high performance polymer modified mineral filled asphalt emulsion with superior flexibility, adhesion and durability. We spray on 2 coats mixed with 4 pounds of silica sand per gallon, applied roughly 1/8" in thickness. When finished will give asphalt a jet black look. Usually used on high traffic areas. Life expectancy 3-5 years.
Coal Tar Sealer-Is made from coal tar pitch and mixed with asphalt emulsion. This process gives it a very strong seal. Designed to stop penetration of petroleum products (gas, oil, etc.). Applied with squeegees or sprayed. We use 2 coats applied roughly 1/8" in thickness. Usually used for fueling stations at airports, gas stations, and auto body shops. Life expectancy 3-5 years.
Fog Seal-Is oil cut 50 percent with water, most commonly used is CSS-1H. One coat is the norm and sprayed on very thin. There are no solids like the above sealers. Designed as a preventive maintenance seal. Most commonly used on airport runways, also used on roads or after chip seal. Life expectancy 1-3 years.