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New Seal Coat – Getting the Most from your Maintenance

by | Sep 14, 2018 | Asphalt | 0 comments

If your asphalt pavement has recently had sealcoat applied, you’re clearly already committed to maintaining and preserving your investment, but how can you ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your maintenance efforts? The guidelines below will help you keep your new seal coat in great shape so it can keep your asphalt looking new for years to come.

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Short Term Guidelines:

1.  Stay off the asphalt surface for several hours. When new seal coat is a flat black color, it’s dry. If it’s still shiny, you can pat it with a paper towel. When the towel stays clean, the sealcoat is dry. If it picks up any residue, wait a few hours and retest with a new paper towel.
2. Keep all vehicles off the new sealcoat for at least 24 hours (48 hours is even better!)
3. Keep your sprinklers off for at least 24 hours.

Long Term Guidelines:

1. Don’t use heavy equipment or do construction projects on the asphalt pavement.
2. Don’t use heavy or aggressive metal equipment for snow removal. Properly adjusted rubber snowplow blades typically do a great job without damaging the asphalt or sealcoat.
3. Keep the pavement clean and free of dirt and gravel. Dirt and gravel acts like sandpaper on your sealcoat and causes it to wear much more quickly.
4. Ensure that the pavement has adequate drainage to keep water from pooling on the surface.
5. Use drip pans or trays to prevent fluids and chemicals from vehicles from contacting asphalt surface.
6. Avoid exposing the asphalt to excessive heat from engines or fires.

When you have new asphalt installed, you’ll want to have it seal coated within the first year. After that, most asphalt pavements need a new seal coat application about every two to three years, or when the majority of the previous sealcoat has worn off.

If you need help with your asphalt paving or maintenance projects, Top Job Asphalt can help! Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate!

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Pam Taylor
Pam Taylor
October 4, 2021.
My husband and I contracted with Top Job to asphalt the driveway at our cabin in Fish Haven, ID. Starting with Steve who gave us the estimate, to Teri, Sam and especially Kevin who headed the project was timely, professional, and exceptionally well done. They are an honest and reputable company. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking to asphalt. Pam
Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson
October 1, 2021.
Top Job Asphalt works extremely well to the satisfaction of each of their customers!
David Hansen
David Hansen
September 29, 2021.
Very pleased with the work performed.
Tony Nielson
Tony Nielson
September 29, 2021.
Top Job Staff and crew did an excellent job on our parking lot. The crack seal crew was on the job before daylight and did great work. Most impressive was the slurry seal crew. Kerry and his team did a wonderful job. worked around my tenants parking issues, worked between rain storms. Kerry would not apply slurry until he was 100 percent sure the parking lot was dry enough after the rain. refreshing to see someone care so much about his product, his job, and his crew. Rosalie was also right on top of scheduling and even made a site visit to make sure I was happy. Top Job went above and beyond my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone .. I will use this company again in the future. Thank you very much! Tony and Cole Nielson T.K.S. Development.
Dennis Simonson
Dennis Simonson
September 23, 2021.
Was really impressed with the professional preparation on the driveway surface prior to the application of sealant. FRIENDLY and easy to work with. Highly recommend. Compared prices before settling on Top Job, good value. Their communication between office, field and scheduler was exceptional.
Christie Brown
Christie Brown
August 16, 2021.
We now have the PRETTIEST driveway approach and RV parking on the block! Nice job, TOP JOB ASPHALT!

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