Sealed and Striped - Asphalt Sealcoating, Patching, Crack Filling, and Line Striping
                        Common Questions

Why sealcoat?
The pavement of asphalt driveways and parking lots are made up of stones, fine sands, and asphalt binder. The binder acts as the glue to hold all of these aggregates together and provides the pavement with the rich, black color.
However, over time, the binder begins to oxidize with exposure to sun, rain, snow, and other elements – this is shown by the pavement color fading to gray. As the asphalt oxidizes, it becomes less flexible and cracks more easily with loads (such as cars) and with weather changes (such as freezing). Combine this deterioration with exposure to harmful chemicals, like motor oil, landscaping or household chemicals, and your driveway won't stand a chance.
To prevent the harm caused by leaving your pavement unprotected, sealcoat is applied to “seal” out the sun's UV rays, rain, snow, and harmful chemicals. In fact, studies have shown that maintaining pavement with sealcoat prolongs the life of your driveway and will prevent the need to repair or replace it for many years

What is the price of sealcoating?
As your driveway or parking lot are unique, each sealing price is different. Based on the size and condition of your driveway or lot, we use our unit pricing model to give you the most fair and competitive price possible.  Every estimate is performed by the owner of the company.
When you call Union County or email your request for a free estimate, we immediately call you back to schedule your estimate for the next day or sometimes possibly the same day. Not going to be home?  No problem. We will measure and evaluate your driveway, leaving a Free quote in your mailbox. In many cases, special discounted pricing is available including neighborhood discounts if we perform several driveways in one neighborhood at the same time.

What about the cracks?
Cracks are an invitation to moisture and harmful chemicals to seep into the pavement's base and ruin your driveway. As this moisture expands and freezes, the pavement will break and the driveway will fail. To prevent this, we install a high-quality, hot applied crack and joint sealant to your cracks before sealcoating. Although this crackfill is visible, the sealed cracks prevents moisture for causing further damage. The crackfilling is included with the sealcoat price.

What about oil stains?
To eliminate oil stains from your driveway or parking lot, we apply an oil spot primer which is brushed onto the stain to prevent it from eating through the new layer of sealcoat. Unfortunately, not all stains can be completely removed, but this primer usually eliminates normal oil stains.

How is the sealcoat applied?
 We spray and brush apply the sealcoat to your driveway. All areas near pavers, walkways, belgium block, stone walls, curbs, and garage doors are carefully brushed. In our experience, spray application provides a more uniform, neat look and wears more evenly over time. 

How do I pay for the driveway sealing?
We accept checks, and cash. Payment can be left the day of service or a invoice will be left at the house the day the work is completed.

After sealcoating, when can I park on my driveway or parking lot?
Dry times for sealcoat depend greatly on the exposure to the sun and temperatures. In most cases, you can walk and drive on the driveway within 24 hours after sealcoating. Drying agents are also added to speed up the drying time.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 908 447-7460 to avoid any issues.

How do I approve the work? When can you schedule my driveway or parking lot?
To approve the work, please sign the estimate and leave it in your mailbox the day the work is to be done.  We cannot perform any work on your property without a signed proposal.   Once you agree to the terms and price of the estimate we discuss scheduling and confirm a date with you. Please keep in mind that all schedule dates are weather permitting.

If the schedule date changes, how will I know?
 If weather or other variables affect your schedule date, we will contact you to discuss alternate dates. If you have any questions, please call 908 447-7460.

What time will the crew arrive?
Asphalt sealing depends greatly on size and condition. Because our crews are performing sealcoating on several driveways per day, it is difficult to determine when they will arrive at your driveway. However, please feel free to call 908 447-7460 to get an update of the crew's progress to help gauge their arrival time.

What do I need to do to prepare for sealcoat?
The only thing we need from you as a customer is to clear your driveway of all vehicles, equipment, dumpsters, and other things. We do not need you to clean or prepare the driveway in any way. We clean and prepare the driveway for sealing when we arrive. We offer pressure washing services at an additional charge.

When is the best time of year to sealcoat?
Sealcoating must be performed when the temperature is about 50 degrees over night. This means that the best time to sealcoat is between the months of April and October.

How can I prevent sealcoat from getting on my fence, wall, or stone walkway?
We take precautions, including tarps and shields, to prevent sealcoat from over spraying on your property.

If sealcoat gets on my grass, will sealcoat harm my lawn?
Occasionally sealcoat could overspray slightly onto the lawn. The sealer will not harm the grass; a mowing will get rid of the sealer.

When I park on my driveway or lot, why do tire marks appear?
Because the sealcoat takes time to fully cure, tire marks sometimes appear 1 to 2 weeks after the sealcoat is applied, especially during humid summer months. After the sealcoat cures, the tire marks will disappear.

Sometimes the sealcoat dries grey or brown. Why does this happen?
Like any sprayed or liquid-based coating, the sun helps sealcoat dry. In areas of shade, such as under a tree, the sealcoat may dry differently than the rest of the driveway or lot. Over time, the sealcoat will dry to a uniform appearance and color.

Why do the edges of the driveway appear different?
In order to avoid overspray and provide the neatest job possible, we sealcoat the edges of your driveway by hand, especially around belgium block curbs, brick pavers, garages and walls, as these areas must be brushed to avoid overspray. Over time, the appearance will become uniform and the difference will not be noticeable.

We are located in Union and serve residential customers in the surrounding areas of Morris county. Randolph, Denville, Roxbury, Succasuana, Morris Plains, Morristown, Chester, Flanders, Dover, Ironia, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Kenvil, Landing, Ledgewood, Long Valley, Mendham, Mine Hill, Mountain Lakes, Mt Arlington, Mt Fern, Mt Freedom, Mt Olive, Netcong, Rockaway, Rockaway Township, Shongum, Wharton, are just a few. 

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