Your asphalt sealcoating pavement is a large investment that requires regular maintenance. You want maintain structure, integrity and appearance. Sealcoating and crack filling is a cost effective way to maintain your pavement, delay costly replacements and improve your property’s appearance. Periodic sealcoating and crack filling can double the life of your pavement at a fraction of the cost to repave.
Your pavement is constantly exposed to the harmful effects of the sun, water, ice, salt and oil. Left untreated it will become brittle, form cracks (which allows water to degrade the sub-base), and then form potholes. As part of a regular asphalt maintenance program, asphalt sealcoating will protect your pavement from these harmful elements. It will keep your driveway or parking lot looking attractive.
An unprotected asphalt surface will lose its rich black color due to oxidation and weathering. The New Jersey climate is harsh and will quickly fade your pavement. Then turning it from black to gray then to white. Asphalt sealcoating can help restore that original deep black appearance.
Since we’ve been serving the South and Central New Jersey area, we know that sealcoating is a great investment as it greatly extends the useful life of your pavement. It reduces maintenance costs while also helping to delay costly repairs. It adds value to your property while creating a great first impression. The cost to sealcoat is ~ 10% of the cost to repave.
What does it cost to sealcoat a driveway or parking lot?
An exact estimate will require a visit to your property to assess conditions and preparation requirements, but it’s less than you think. Savings can often be realized if the sealcoating job is done in conjunction with a neighboring property. We offer group discounts. Please call Formula at 609 969-3106 for a prompt written estimate.
What kind of material does Formula use to sealcoat a driveway or parking lot?
We use a commercial quality, environmental-friendly pavement sealer from Neyra called Neyra Force. The sealcoat material is mixed with sand for durability and traction. The sealcoat dries to a nice matte black finish and is never shiny or slippery.
How is the sealcoat material applied?
All edges are carefully cut in by hand using a 6 inch brush. We apply sealcoat to driveways using only brushes. Larger commercial parking lots are seal coated using a spray system, which provides a nice uniform appearance. Check out some before and after photos of sealcoating jobs we’ve completed.
What is the sealcoating and preparation process?
1. Barricade to traffic. We block your driveway or parking lot to traffic using safety cones or barricades.
2. Trim grass away from edges. We remove any grass, dirt or weeds that has grown over the edges of the driveway or parking lot using a power edger. This provides a sharp, manicured appearance allowing us to protect your entire pavement from deterioration.
3. Thorough cleaning. We will use a combination of steel wire brooms, mechanical power brooms and a walk-behind blower to thoroughly remove any sand, dirt or gravel. This provides a clean surface needed for the sealer to properly adhere.
4. Prime oil & gas stains. Sealcoat will not properly adhere to any pavement that is stained with oil or gasoline. We apply a coat or primer to any stained surfaces.
5. Fill cracks and repair potholes and defects. Cracks are cleaned using a mechanical power wire wheel, dried, and then filled using an industrial grade crack fill material. A hot applied crack fill material is used on commercial jobs. Potholes and other pavement defects are saw cut, removed and then repaired using hot asphalt compacted with a plate tamper.
6. Apply pavement sealer. All edges are sealcoated by hand using a 6 inch brush. The driveway field is then sealcoated using a 3 foot wide synthetic broom. Larger parking lots are sealed using a sprayer system that is specifically designed to spray heavy material containing sand.
7. Barricade to traffic. Fluorescent tape is then placed across the front of the driveway or entrance. Depending on weather conditions your driveway or parking lot may be opened to traffic after a 36-48 hour period.