What Makes Us Different? | Asphalt Sealcoating

What Makes Us Different? | Asphalt Sealcoating, las vegasThe proper formulation and application of asphalt sealcoating is both a science and an art. A professional sealcoating contractor will possess the knowledge and experience to prepare the proper sealcoating mixture and then utilize the necessary application processes for each individual job. Many factors will need to be considered to achieve a high-quality and long-lasting sealcoating job. Contractors who lack the knowledge to prepare a proper mix or who deliberately prepare an incorrect mix in an attempt to inflate their profits can leave customers with an asphalt pavement that is unsightly and unprotected.


What Makes Us Different? | Asphalt Sealcoating


What Is a Sealcoating Mixture?


Most sealants are supplied to the contractor in a concentrated state. It is the professional asphalt contractor’s job to prepare the mixture for application by adding other materials. Basic sealcoating material is produced by introducing water and silica sand to the sealcoating concentrate. Water and sand must be added in precise measurements to produce the right consistency. Asphalt contractors must follow the manufacturer’s requirements in order to produce a superior sealcoating mixture. Furthermore, the quality of the sealcoating concentrate must match the intended use of the asphalt pavement, so certain jobs will require specific mixtures that may include additives to produce a final mixture that meets the requirements of the job. Many factors will need to be considered to produce the final mix.


• Temperature and Environment: Ambient temperature, wind speed and humidity levels can affect the sealcoating material. Heavily shaded areas may also require a specific mixture.


• Even Sand Dispersion: The silica sand used in the sealcoat mixture tends to settle or fall out of suspension. It is important to maintain the even distribution of the sand mixture in the final product and throughout the application process.


• Curing Time: Asphalt pavements will often need to be accessible within a specified time. When time is limited, the curing time of the sealant may need to be accelerated.


• Specific Requirements: Customers may request that the sealcoat have specific properties, and additives are available that allow many of these requests to be fulfilled. For example, the customer may desire a darker color for the asphalt pavement or a finish that is more resistant to tire marks.


What Should I Expect From My Sealcoating Contractor?


Your sealcoating contractor should be thoroughly knowledgeable about and experienced in all aspects of sealcoating materials and application techniques. Any reputable and professional sealcoating contractor will be willing and able to address all your questions and concerns.


Although a proper mix is critical to the success of a sealcoating job, the proper preparation of the asphalt surface must also be given a high priority. The asphalt pavement needs to be as clean as possible to ensure a high-level adhesion of the sealcoating. Cracks in the pavement will need to be repaired before applying the sealant. Oil and other petroleum-based automotive fluids that have leaked on the pavement will need to be cleaned or primed so that they do not interfere with the establishment of a strong bond. Proper preparation of the asphalt pavement ensures the longevity of the sealcoating material and allows it to perform its intended purposes. Many sealcoating and parking lot striping contractors also offer asphalt repairs, and you may be able to save money by bundling your repairs, sealcoating and striping needs.


Affordable Striping & Sealing: Our Name Says It All


Affordable Striping & Sealing specializes in parking lot design and parking lot maintenance for properties in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Our services include sealcoating, pavement markings, asphalt crack repairs, parking lot striping, traffic sign installations, road markings and parking lot layout. We are adept at tailoring sealcoating mixtures to specific jobs and applying them correctly. We are known for providing exceptional quality at affordable prices. For a free quote, call us at 702-222-9009 or complete our online request form.


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