Frequently Asked Questions

SealMaster® Pavement sealers are designed to protect and beautify your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Sealcoating prevents oxidation of the asphaltic binder, prevents weather damage, reduces maintenance costs, and adds years of life to the pavement.

New asphalt should cure a minimum of 30 to 60 days and ideally be done within 2 years of initial paving. After the first application, we would recommend re-sealing every 2-4 years depending on traffic conditions.

You must have 50 degrees and rising for a 24 hour period.

Please give the seal coat a minimum of 24 hours after the final coat to cure prior to opening back up to traffic.

Pavement sealer can be applied by brush, squeegee, or specialized spray equipment. Equipment shall be capable of spraying sealer with sand added.

Additives can assist in speeding up the dry time for additional coats of sealer, as well as help with sand suspension and reduce power steering marks.

Yes, clean silica sand should be included in the mix design.  Sand provides slip resistance, helps with drying, and adds to the durability of the sealcoating material.

Yes, you will be able to see the crackfiller through the sealcoating due to the texture difference of the material and driveway. This is unavoidable, but necessary, to properly protect your pavement.

Please make sure your cars are out of the garage and off the driveway or parking surface the day before the job is to be done. Please keep all pets or foot traffic off of the freshly sealed surface until dry. Lastly, make sure the sprinklers are not scheduled to come on during the 24 hour drying period.

Under most conditions it takes approximately 30 days to cure so it is recommended to use caution when turning wheels when vehicle is moving. It is NORMAL to see tire marks in the surface during this time period, especially in the heat of the summer. They will fade away and lessen with time.

Sealcoating will not eliminate all small cracks. The sealer will help fill in small voids and coat any imperfections, but the imperfections may still be visible. Spider cracks are very common and, without removing and replacing the asphalt, there is nothing that can or should be done to eliminate the shallow surface flaws in your asphalt. Quite often, due to the deep, rich, black finish of a new sealcoat, the small cracks will initially appear more noticeable.