Frequently Asked Questions
Have a look at our most frequently asked questions, if you have a question that is not listed below, please reach out and we will be happy to assist you.
Relying on professionals is the best way to ensure asphalt sealcoating is done in the best way. A Mid-State Coat Sealing, we have the right equipment, personnel, and experience to handle any work. For all your asphalt sealcoating application needs, call us on 774-530-1808 for a free estimate.
Some people make the mistake of overlooking the importance of a sealcoating. Apart from increasing the lifespan of your asphalt driveway or parking lot, sealcoating will give your compound a uniformly black color that makes your property attractive.
It’s advisable not to wash your car on the driveway days to sealcoating as some cleaning detergents contain chemicals such as silicone which are known to interfere with the sealers bond with asphalt surfaces.
You should not let your pets walk on the newly-sealed driveway or parking lot until it has completely healed. This will help you to avoid any paw prints on carpets, steps etc. which are expensive to remove.
Sealcoating is best done when it’s warm and dry. You should turn off your sprinkler system 24 hours to sealing especially if it’s close to the driveway or parking lot. Turning it on before 48 hours after the exercise may wash away the sealer.
Asphalt sealcoating should be done during warm weather. The safest months for sealcoating are May and October. However, there are many opportunities to sealcoat from May to September. Generally, we can sealcoat your asphalt driveway or parking lot whenever there is unseasonably warm weather without showers.
Although sealcoating comes with numerous benefits, overdoing it could pose some dangers. You should not sealcoat your driveway every year unless there is heavy traffic. When sealcoating builds up, your driveway or parking lot becomes extremely slick when it rains. Consequently, if you live in a hilly area or a place with steep inclination, you should be worried about excess sealcoating.
When oil stains are severe, they continue to be a major problem on sealed asphalt surfaces. Oil is dangerous as it can penetrate an asphalt surface and cause more damage. During sealcoating, we repave these areas first to correct them.
Water, vehicle fluids, and sunlight are some of the major enemies of driveway surfaces. Proper stormwater management is crucial in protecting your driveway. Applying a sealcoat is one of the most effective ways to protect your asphalt surfaces from these harmful elements. Cleaning your driveway or parking lot regularly can also increase its lifespan. Repairing cracks and potholes on time will prevent water from getting to the asphalt, which may cause more harm.
It’s advisable to rinse all the affected area a few days before we arrive especially where colored chalk is used.