Do I need to do anything to prepare for my driveway/parking lot before sealing?
1. If there is side walk chalk on your driveway we ask that it is washed off the night before your appointment.
2. Asphalt must be dry for sealing. We power broom & blow off each driveway/parking lot before sealing. If your driveway is extremely dirty and you wish to power wash or hose it down, please do it 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled sealing appointment.
3. If your neighbours driveway is joined or very close to your own, please inform them that your driveway is scheduled to be sealed.
4. Please have no vehicles in the driveway or parked at the end of the driveway while we are working. This gives use room for our equipment and keeps your vehicle a safe distance away from blowing dust or stones while we are cleaning your property.
When is the best time of the year to seal my driveway/parking lot?
We generally begin sealing work from May 1st to the end of October (depending on weather). The outside temperature must be above 10 deg C in order for the sealer to cure correctly.
Does weather make a difference in the sealing process?
Yes. If it has rained the previous night or if rain is in the forecast for the day of scheduled work, we may call to reschedule your appointment. We understand this is an inconvenience, but the pavement must be dry to ensure the sealing is completed properly and to our standards. Wind is also a factor for sealing. No sealing is done on days with high winds.
When can I walk on my newly sealed driveway?
We recommend waiting 6-8 hours, but we will advise you at the time of sealing the curing time needed for your property.
When can I park in my driveway after sealing?
Generally 24 hours, but we will advise you at the time of sealing the curing time needed for your property.
My driveway/parking lot is brand new. Should it be sealed? If so, when?
It is recommended that a newly paved surface should be sealed within its first year. The longer your asphalt cures the harder it becomes.
How often should I seal my driveway/parking lot?
On average, every 2-3 years. Some poorly laid or older asphalt driveways should be sealed every 1-2 years to prevent early cracking and pot holes.
How often should I fill the cracks in my driveway?
Yearly. The asphalt will continue to expand and contract with the warm and cold weather. The crack filler will extend the life of the asphalt by preventing water getting into the asphalt base.
If I see cracks in my driveway, is it time to seal?
Cracks are a sign that the driveway is in need of maintenance and repair. Sealing may be required. Book your free assessment to go over your driveway/parking lot.
There are a lot of cracks in my driveway. Can you still seal it?
Yes we can still seal it. We ask you to remember that crack filling is a preventive measure, but will not "fix" cracks. Cracks that are more than an 1/8 inch in width should be repaired. We will fill the cracks prior to sealing.
If you have any other questions please contact us for more information.