FAQs About Asphalt Sealcoating
If you’re looking intoyour asphalt driveway or parking lot, you might have some questions about what to expect.
At ACT Asphalt Specialties Co., our Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN asphalt sealcoating contractors are here to walk you through the process. Here are our frequently asked questions about asphalt sealcoating.
Make sure you are properly informed! Please contact our office today with any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding our asphalt sealcoating services.
Why do I need sealcoating?
Sealcoating saves you money you would have otherwise spent on asphalt repairs. Asphalt driveway sealer protects pavement from rain, snow, sleet, UV rays, and automobile fluids. If you plan on selling your home or commercial property in the near future, you may also want to consider blacktop sealer. Asphalt sealer gives your driveway a rich black color like it had when it was first installed.
Asphalt driveway sealer protects pavement by:
- Retaining moisture content so asphalt doesn’t deteriorate
- Blocking UV rays that can fade asphalt
- Forming a hard barrier against automobile fluids that soften asphalt
- Restoring the rich black color of asphalt
- Filling small voids to help pavement look even
Does temperature matter for sealcoating?
In order to sealcoat, the ground and air temperatures need to be above 50 degrees. Even the best driveway sealer will fail if it’s applied in cold weather. Be sure to check your local forecast before calling an asphalt contractor. takes longer to cure with overcast skies and cool temperatures. Warm sunny weather is best for asphalt sealcoating because it decreases the amount of time it needs to cure.
What’s the best time of year for sealcoating?
As long as the weather cooperates, we offer asphalt sealcoating from May to September. However, there may be opportunities to sealcoat outside these months if we experience unseasonably warm weather in spring or early fall.
Unlike states further south, Minnesota has a short sealcoating season. For this reason, we recommend you call our driveway pavers as soon as possible before demand for sealcoating skyrockets. We are able to sealcoat driveways as long as the weather permits. Don’t miss your opportunity to sealcoat your driveway this spring or summer.
How long does sealcoating take to cure?
If there’s low humidity on the day we apply sealcoat, your driveway could cure in as little as 5 hours. However, we recommend waiting at least 24 hours before letting vehicles drive and park in your driveway.
Can sealcoating repair cracks?
No. Sealcoating strengthens pavement so it’s less likely to crack in the first place. However, you’ll need to schedule crack and pothole repair before you can start sealcoating.
Who can I call for asphalt sealcoating?
Our driveway sealcoating contractors in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN have years of experience in the asphalt business. Whether you need to sealcoat the driveway to your home or commercial building, you can trust our asphalt contractors. To request an estimate for driveway sealcoating or any of our other asphalt services, call ACT Asphalt Specialties Co. at (651) 484-1696.