Asphalt Seal Coating
It is widely know that a proper asphalt maintenance plan is essential to extending the life of your asphalt pavement. One of the most important items in any pavement maintenance plan is seal coating.
Asphalt Seal Coating is designed to extend the life of your asphalt surface by providing a protective coating against the harsh elements that will decay your blacktop. Asphalt seal coating protects your blacktop against harsh weather harmful UV rays from the sun, gas and oil spills and constant freeze / thaw cycles that are common in Ohio.
Asphalt Seal Coating is also designed to give your pavement that “jet-black”, fresh, like new appearance again. Seal coating provides the beautification element that is essential to customers, tenets and business owners.
Asphalt Seal Coating also provides a consistent, smooth surface that is not only appealing to the public but is easier to keep clean and easier to maintain, thus saving you money in the long run.
M&D Blacktop uses the most specialized and modern seal coating equipmentavailable on the market. Self-propelled, squeegee seal coating machines, large capacity custom-built spray units (with homogenous agitation), highly trained and courteous crews that are accustomed to getting your job done to the exact specifications with as little disruption to your business as possible. M&D operates 7 days a week so we can work with your schedule, not against it!
Not all asphalt seal coating is created equal!! Items the customer should be very aware of include:
Mix Design Specification:
Water – What is the percentage of water in your mix design?
Sand – How many pounds per gallon is included in your mix design
Application Rate or Coverage Rate
Numbers of Coats
How many days the project is projected to take?
Example Specification for Seal Coating:
Seal Coating – Completely clean proposed area using forced-air blowers, motorized power brooms and hand brooms.
Treat oil spots as needed using oil spot primer. If oil spots are severe, the asphalt should be replaced.
Seal coat complete area with (x) coats of rubber-fortified, asphalt sealer.
THIS IS YOUR MIX DESIGN (very important):
Raw (concentrate) Sealer:
Sand = 3-4 lbs of sand/every gal of raw sealer
Water = 25 % water cut (manufacture’s recommendation)
Application of sealer:
1st Coat of sealer will be completed using a sealing machine. This is very important to improve the wearability of your sealer.
2nd Coat will be completed using either a sealing machine and/or spray unit with mechanical agitation (mixing).
Customer is responsible for towing cars and shutting down the sprinkler system.
Seal coating is not guaranteed in areas of excessive cracking, scraping from snow plows, or areas where water is pumping up through the asphalt (wet weather springs).