After we have sealed your driveway, please wait a minimum of 36-48Hrs before driving or walking on the Asphalt.
Q: Why should I get my driveway sealed ?
Having your driveway sealed by Supreme Sealcoating doubles the life expectancy of the asphalt. Sealcoating protects your driveway against the elements like rain, snow, ice and harmful UV rays. Sealcoating also protects your precious driveway from the harmful damage caused by gas, oil, antifreeze and any other unexpected spills that could eat away at your driveway. If such hazardous spill does occur, the sealer will act as a barrier protecting the asphalt.
Q: What kind of sealer do we use?
On most of the driveways in Good to New condition we use a Sealmaster Asphalt Emulsion Sealer. We also add sand to help fill in the tiny cracks and mix in additives to increase the durability and flexibility of our sealer.
Q: What is done to prepare the driveway for the sealing?
When we arrive the driveway is trimmed of all grass and weeds, and blown free of any dirt or sand. if cracks are present we fill them with hot rubberized crack filler or a cold crack filler depending on the size of the cracks. Any oil stains are prepped and primed to ensure proper adhesion between the sealer and the asphalt.
Q: What is crack filling?
Crack filling fills in any cracks greater than 1/4” wide. All cracks smaller than this will be filled in by the sealer. Unless specifically stated we do not fill joints between the driveway and cement garage aprons or sidewalks. These areas may be crack filled upon the customers request. Crack filling does not take the place of patching. Portions of asphalt that have broken away from the driveway or have sunken in can only be repaired by patching.
Q: Is the crack filler visible through the sealer?
You will sometimes be able to see the crack filler through the Sealcoating due to the texture difference of the material and driveway. This is unavoidable if you want your driveway to be protected, but we do try to blend it as best as possible.
Q: When is the best time to have my driveway sealed?
Usually the best time to Sealcoat is from late April on through October, depending on the temperature, or as long as it is above 50 degrees. However, it is better to schedule early in the year to avoid the fall rush. In addition fall weather is highly unpredictable and sealer needs the proper temperatures to cure properly.
Q: Do I need to be at home for the Sealcoating process?
No. You do not need to be present for any of our services. As long as the driveway is not blocked or parked upon, we can do the job while you are at work or on vacation and rope it off with tape and signs to keep people off during the 36 hour drying period.
Q: What are my responsibilities to prepare for the work?
Please make sure your cars are out of the garage and off the driveway if you need them before the 36 hour drying process. Please keep all pets off the driveway until dry. Lastly, make sure the sprinklers are not scheduled to come on during the drying period.
Q: How long should I keep off my driveway?
We recommend a full 36 hours until you can park the cars on the driveway but in most cases you can walk across the driveway if necessary after 5-6 hours on a sunny day.
Q: How often should I seal coat my driveway?
The majority of my customers have their driveway sealed annually, although we suggest you have it done at least every other year to maintain the surface quality throughout the life of your driveway.
Q: How should I pay for the work?
If you are present during the job you can always pay by cash or a check written out to Supreme Sealcoating.
Q: Do you guarantee your work?
All of our work is guaranteed for one year. Rest assure that our material will not wash away after the first rain storm. We take pride in our work and would not have as many repeat customers as we do if they were not fully satisfied with our quality.