are there small puddles in my new asphalt?
make every effort to provide smooth and even asphalt, sometimes small puddles are a common occurrence. Most driveways
and parking lots laid with asphalt have small indention areas called "bird baths."
Because of the nature of the ingredients in asphalt, we can't achieve a perfectly smooth and uniform surface.
Why does my asphalt look like it has holes in it?
the process of asphalt installation, it is normal to have some minor separations called "pockets".
Asphalt is made of aggregates and rocks mixed together evenly. The size of the rock in your asphalt and the amount of
separation determines the size of the pockets. The bigger the rock, the more durable the asphalt, but the bigger the
When can I drive on my new asphalt?
can drive on your new asphalt after it has had a chance to cool. Depending on the job, it can sometimes be the same
Why should I seal my asphalt?
not only enhances the beauty of your asphalt, it increases the lifespan of the pavement by slowing oxidation, water penetration,
and surface raveling.
protects your asphalt by filling in the smaller pores. It prevents the penetration of moisture and the effects of gas
and oil, which ultimately leads to the deterioration of the surface.
Lastly, it hides changes made in your parking lot striping layout by covering
the blacked out lines.
When can I seal my new asphalt?
is recommended to seal your new asphalt 3 - 12 months after installation after it has had time for the asphalt to completely
When can I drive on my new seal?
is recommended to stay off your new seal one to two days before driving on it to allow the seal coat a chance to cure and
to minimize the amount of power steering marks.
do I see powering steering marks in my new seal coat?
steering marks do not indicate a material or workmanship defect. They are marks caused by vehicles that make tight turns
on your new seal coat. The marks will buff out with time.
and how often do I need to seal my asphalt?
It is recommended
to seal your asphalt about every two to three years depending on traffic, rainfall, and irrigation run-off.
How long before I need to re-stripe the lines
of my parking lot?
Retail Centers, Industrial Buildings, or Commercial Buildings, with normal rainfall and use, re-striping should be done at
the same time as the seal coat which should be done every couple of years.
What is the process for crack filling?
asphalt is first cleaned of dirt and vegetation. Hairline cracks are usually filled in by an application of seal coat.
For cracks 1/8 and larger, we use either a cold or hot pourable crack filler. For larger cracks , we use hot asphalt
to fill in the cracks.
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