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Top 3 Reasons To Sealcoat Your Asphalt Parking Lot Before Winter

Posted by Steven Brahney on August 8, 2017

If you are located in New Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia or Northern Maryland the seal coating season is going to end in less than 90 days!  It is important to protect your asphalt from the damaging effects of Mother Nature and also not to wait till the last minute.

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating, seal coating, Parking Lot Sealcoating

Why Summer Is The Best Time To Seal Coat Your Asphalt Parking Lot Or Driveway

Posted by Steven Brahney on June 20, 2017

There are 18 weeks left to the 2017 seal coating season of which 16 are ideal and recommended by asphalt coating manufacturers for the Delaware Valley.

That may sound like a lot of time, however, in the big scheme of things it isn't for several reasons. First, professional seal coating contractors are in demand, and by August most of their schedules are full to the end of the season. Weather plays a large part in scheduling and completing seal coating projects. Extended periods of rain will delay plans and if your project can only be completed on certain days, for instance, Saturday & Sunday, it further hampers the ability to plan it.

Being in the seal coating business for over 25 years I have watched every Fall as property managers try to cram in last minute projects. At the same time, I have witnessed greedy contractors promise them the world only to see the same projects after winter with all the pavement sealer worn off the asphalt from a substandard application in weather that is not conducive to seal coating.

Why Summer is the BEST time to apply pavement sealer:

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating

3-Year Performance Difference Between a 1 & 2 Coat Sealcoating Application

Posted by Steven Brahney on May 6, 2015

Several times a month my sales team is usually told they are “priced higher” for a seal coating project. 

 Our next question is, “Are they applying 1 or 2 coats of sealer?” Most times the competing proposals are vague at best- with some even specifically specifying a 1-coat application.

 Will a 1-coat spray application of pavement sealer be sufficient?   The answer is “maybe” and only for certain circumstances.  Lets review the applications where 1-coat of pavement sealer will be adequate:

 

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating, Seal Coating Spray Application, Long Lasting Sealcoating, 2 coat sealcoating application, 3 coat sealcoating application

How to execute an effective Retail Parking Lot Sealcoating Program:

Posted by Steven Brahney on May 6, 2015

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating

Why Seal Coat Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Posted by Steven Brahney on February 23, 2015

Why Sealcoat Your Asphalt Parking Lot?

Applying a coal tar or asphalt emulsion pavement sealer 1 year after asphalt installation and ever 2-3 years thereafter as part of a Preventative Maintenance Plan (PMP) will help extend the life of your asphalt parking lot by 25 years.

 

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating

Advantages Of A Premium Grade Pavement Sealer For Your Next Seal Coating Project

Posted by Steven Brahney on February 12, 2015


Why Premium Grade Pavement Sealers such as Gem Seal Poly Tar last twice as long as regular coal tar emulsion pavement sealers.    

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating

Is Sealcoating A Waste Of Money?

Posted by Steven Brahney on February 9, 2015

How many times have you wasted scarce budget dollars on seal coating?

 

90% of seal coating projects completed in the Delaware Valley, Baltimore & South Jersey Markets are performed FAR BELOW the manufacturers recommendations for application rate,mix design, water dilution ratio and temperature restrictions?

 

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Topics: Asphalt Sealcoating

How Much Does It Cost To Sealcoat An Asphalt Parking Lot?

Posted by Steven Brahney on August 22, 2014

 

Asphalt Pavement Sealcoating - Parking Lot Sealcoating

How much does it cost to sealcoat an asphalt parking lot? The average sealcoating cost for an asphalt parking lot with either asphalt or coal tar emulsion pavement sealer ranges from $0.14 - $0.25 per square foot.

 

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Topics: Philadelphia Sealcoating Contractor, Sealcoating, Gem Seal Pavement Products, Delaware Sealcoating Contractor, Asphalt Sealcoating, South Jersey Sealcoating Contractor, Fall Sealcoating

Fall Sealcoating For Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Posted by Steven Brahney on August 17, 2014


Fall is your last opportunity to sealcoat your asphalt parking lot in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Delmarva Regions before winter sets in. Sealcoating is part of a preventative maintenance program which also includes hot rubberized crack sealing. A properly designed preventative maintenance program will help extend the life of your asphalt parking lot by 10-25 years depending in its current condition.

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Topics: Delaware Valley, South Jersey, Line Striping, Is it too cold to sealcoat, Philadelphia Sealcoating Contractor, Sealcoating, Gem Seal Pavement Products, Delaware Sealcoating Contractor, Asphalt Sealcoating, South Jersey Sealcoating Contractor, Fall Sealcoating

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