Asphalt sealers, when applied correctly are meant to preserve the oils present in asphalt and prevent oxidation. Oxidation in turn is what causes the drying, cracking and potholing of asphalt. It also helps to keep oil and gas from penetrating the asphalt. Sealcoat keeps the pavement looking black, fresh and clean. In the winter sealcoated asphalt will naturally melt snow and ice much faster than very gray oxidized asphalt.
Properly applied asphalt seal coat should last residential customers 4-5 years. Commercial properties should last 2-4 years. These estimations are also dependent on seasonal weather conditions. The more severe the weather (more plowing, sanding, salting) the more wear will show earlier. Do not let other contractors tell you that sealing should be done twice a year, it is completely unnecessary. We receive phone calls yearly that the competition is out sealcoating in the spring charging the customer then again in the fall sealing and charging them again, this is wrong.
We highly recommend 24 hours for the best curing time, but our sealer will dry in 12 hours and can be driven on at that time. On days of high humidity or if you have shaded areas present that are being sealed, we recommend the full 24 hours.
This is very important, do not let anyone seal coat your asphalt if the frost is still in the ground and the night time temperatures are still in the 40’s! The best time to seal is May through September.
Check with the BBB of Wisconsin. No reputable local contractor will pressure you into doing work on the spot. Most local reputable contractors will be wearing shirts that identify their company and phone number. If you can’t call around to check references or they don’t have some sort of presence online, they are most likely travelers that are going to rip you off. There are many instances that traveling sealcoaters (gypsies) are making the rounds especially in rural areas, in early spring and very late fall, selling sealers that may be left over from who knows where and who knows how old. They sell an inferior product and extremely high prices and pressure the homeowner to pay in cash. If you are in this situation don’t be afraid to call the authorities if you feel threatened.
Infrared seamless patching is an economical asphalt repair, for those not ready or able to completely replace a parking lot. Infrared repairs are fast and take half the amount of time vs. a saw cut or milling repair. Infrared is clean, no dirt, dust or debris flying throughout the area of repair. Infrared is also eco-friendly, we recycle the existing asphalt on site, no debris or dirt left on site and nothing to haul to a land fill.
Brown County, Oneida, Little Suamico and Freedom area.