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Picking a Sealcoating Contractor

Your investment in asphalt pavement, whether it’s a parking lot or a residential driveway, will call for maintenance in order to prolong the life span of their surface. This is a representative of a “welcome mat” for your business or a very important part to the curb appeal of your house or residence. Maintaining the asphalt is important and sealcoating is one of those steps. However, to begin with choosing the contractor is as important as making the choice to safeguard the asphalt.

First thing to Search for in a builder would be their background or reputation. Can they provide references? Can they provide properties to you to look to observe the quality of their job? Avoid those people who are going door to door and offering to sealcoat your driveway as they have left-over substance from work. You’ll likely never hear from them. That is not good if any issues arise and you need them to make good on any mistakes.

Secondly, you ought to make a comparison of the warranties on workmanship involving sealcoating contractors. How long can they assert their program will last or wear? Also, what is included in the quote? Are they including any crack repair or pothole repair? And remember to get any guarantees in writing and collect any additional info from them such as business cards, reference lists etc. Ask if they’re doing the work or if will it be subcontracted out if any striping is necessary. Make sure to check them out as well if they are selecting another contractor to do striping. When you’ve selected a contractor, be sure they have insurance to protect you and your property from any damages or loss.

Don’t Be afraid to ask what equipment they have before any work begins or the way the sealcoat will be implemented? Based on the size of this project, you have to be sure they have the equipment that are right to clean and prepare the surface and the tools or equipment to apply the sealcoating or other materials in an efficient and timely method.

If you are a property owner of a facility that involves a decent size parking lot, so you will want be aware of how the work is completed and the time involved. It may end up costing you in case the sealcoating team is only preparing the whole lot with brooms without the use of blowers and if they are using sandpaper by hand rather than a squeegee or spray machine.

Other tips include keeping an eye on the weather. If temperatures are expected to fall below 50 degrees for 24 hours, make sure you don’t allow application or if rain is forecasted for the 24 hour period to ensure performance and proper curing. Once the sealcoating is complete you need to maintain vehicles off the driveway or parking lot for 24 to 48 hours. Following these measures will ensure the sealcoating will decorate and protect your asphalt pavement for a long time to come.

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