- What is Sealcoat? Sealcoat is a protective coating that slows down the water damage to asphalt, by preventing water to seep through the pores within the asphalt that lead to cracks over the years.
- How long does Sealcoat last? Sealcoat lasts typically between 2 to 3 years, depending on weather, chemical spills and vehicular traffic.
- How is Sealcoat applied? Seal coat is provided in a two coat application process. The first coat is squeegeed on to ensure an all over even coverage. Our firm then applies a second coat via spray application to create the nice, smooth black surface.
- Is it true seal coat is watered down? Yes, the seal coat is picked up from a batch plant and then requires 15 to 20 percent of water dilution to allow for material application.
- Can sealcoat be applied to concrete? No. Seal coat is different than concrete sealer. Our firm does not provide that service.
- When can sealcoat application be applied? Sealcoat season typically runs from the end of May through September when temperatures are above 70 degrees. Asphalt needs to be 100% dry and in direct sunlight for best results.
- How long does it take Sealcoat to cure? Sealcoat takes 24 hours to cure. However if the asphalt is in the shade the cure time can double. Warmer temperatures and direct sunlight provide the quickest cure time.
- Can Sealcoat be applied in the rain? No. Asphalt has to be bone dry with a moisture reading of 0%, if there is any moisture present seal coat will not adhere and will be an ugly mess.
- Can Sealcoat be applied on dirty asphalt? It can, but our firm will not warrant the seal coat and we highly advise against applying seal coat on dirty asphalt. Any dirt, moss, or debris will prevent the seal coat from properly adhering to the asphalt. We recommend pressure washing the entire asphalt lot prior to seal coat, even it appears clean.
- How soon until seal coat can be driven on? We recommend waiting at least 24 hours. If you drive on sealcoat prior to it curing, you run the risk of causing permanent damage to the sealcoat application as well as your vehicle.
- I see tire marks on my new seal coated asphalt, is this normal? Anytime someone dry-turns their car wheels, they will scuff the seal coat. This is not a bad thing for it means that a good layer of seal coat was applied and the tires are scuffing the seal coat rather than the asphalt. If you wish to prevent the “scuffing” please warn drivers not to “dry-turn” their vehicles.
Extruded Concrete Curb
- What is Extruded Concrete Curb? It is typically used for enclosing parking lots or landscaping.
- How is Extruded Concrete Curb Installed? A curbing machine mixes concrete and sand and then pushes the mixture out of a metal shoe to form the curb. As the curb mixture is being extruded, a concrete finisher smooths it out with a trowel to create a nice smooth curb face.
- How long does it take Extruded Concrete Curb to cure? Extruded Concrete Curb typically takes 28 days to cure, depending on weather conditions it can take longer. Thus, if the curb requires painting, it will need to cure for at least 4 weeks prior to our firm being able to warrant it.
- What determines the cost of extruded curb? A variety of factors come into play, such as: terrain, locations, size, and job site location.
- What is required prior to the extruded curb install? Our firm requires an asphalt or concrete base for the curb to be laid on and a six foot diameter clearance from all landscaping and buildings due to the size of the curb machine.
- Can you remove existing curb? Yes our firm can demo and remove existing curb. We do not guarantee the asphalt or concrete conditions after removal, as well as do not install new asphalt or concrete if required for curb install.
- What sizes of Extruded Concrete Curb do you provide?
- 5”x7”, 5”x8”, 5”x9”
- 6”x6”, 6”x8”, 6”x10”
The first number is the curb height and the second is curb base width.
Painted Pavement Markings
- Can special colors be provided? We are limited on color “tones” thus we cannot provide every color. Common colors we provide are white, yellow, blue, green, black and red paint. If you have a special request we can attempt to accommodate.
- How long do the markings last? Typically 3 to 5 years depending on vehicular traffic and weather.
- Does the pavement need to be prepped prior to paint application? Not always, but we always recommend pressure washing the pavement in order to get the most wear out of your paint. If there is any dirt, moss, moisture, or debri’s the paint application will be negatively impacted and more often than not, the paint will begin to lift, peel, or crack, making your markings look anything but pretty.
- Can you paint in the rain? No, it is a fire hazard.
- What if the pavement is wet? We highly recommend waiting until the pavement is bone dry. We can paint the wet pavement upon request but our warranty is immediately voided.
- Is it possible to dry wet pavement? It is possible, but the warranty is voided and there is an additional “drying fee” added onto the invoice. Both asphalt and concrete are very porous, which means the pavement retains water even after torching the surface. From experience we have noticed the water in the pavement continues to rise up even after the surface appears dry and then creates a bonding issue with the paint
- Is there a warranty? Our firm provides a one year warranty from the date of paint application, if paint is applied in warrantable conditions. The pavement must be bone dry, clean, and at least 40 degrees. When applying latex paint the surface temperature must be 50 degrees.
- What about painting markings in gravel parking lots? We can paint markings in gravel parking lots but we cannot warrant the markings due to gravel adjusting from tire and feet movement.
- Can you meet State and Federal Jurisdiction’s when required for projects? Yes, our firm is up to date on all State and Federal specifications and standards for roadway markings.