Hughes & Sons FAQ’s-Driveway Sealcoating, Crack Filling, Line Striping

Sealcoating FAQs

Seal coating can last up to three years if your pavement is in great shape, however, older asphalt may need to be resealed annually.

Dry times for sealcoat depend greatly on the exposure to the sun and temperatures. In most cases, you can walk and drive on the driveway within 24 hours after sealcoating. If you have any questions, please call our office at 302-567-4277 to avoid any issues.

Coal Tar Sealer is a coal tar emulsion sealer designed to protect and beautify asphalt pavement surfaces.
• Deep, Rich Black Color
• Oil and Fuel Resistant
• Reduced Fume Formulation For User Friendly Application

In the United States, the average cost for materials and labor to sealcoat asphalt is $0.17 to $0.24 per square foot. For a basic 2. Car driveway, you can expect to pay $150 for sealing. For a larger 1,000 square foot driveway, contractors typically charge between $170 and $240 for sealcoating.

Yes, on all residential driveways. Please ask for details.

Sealcoating, crack sealing and line striping carries a 90 day limited warranty. This warranty does not cover damage due to sprinkler systems left on during or after installation, tire marks, weather related damage (rain, wind, etc.) & people or animals walking across wet sealcoat or paint.

Squeegee applications typically produce a better bond between the pavement’s surface and the sealant.

Spray methods usually work better if the pavement is smooth and free from surface voids.

While we still recommend those with cracks developing try to get their asphalt seal coated before it gets too cold, spring is really the best time for seal coating. It means your driveways and parking lots look great for the entire year, and warm spring weather is the perfect temperature for a well-set coat.

The industry standard is for sealcoating to be replaced every two years, which allows the sealer on your driveway or parking lot to wear away prior to resealing.

After laying asphalt, it’s recommended to wait 30 days before sealing a commercial parking lot and 90 days before sealing a residential driveway. You don’t want to seal your new asphalt until the asphalt is hard enough to withstand power steering.

Or how can I protect it? Asphalt is not meant to last forever and the more it is driven on, the faster it will wear down. Factors like the weather and sunlight can also cause it to experience wear and tear. When asphalt is put down, a binder is used to hold it together. Over time, it starts to lose its natural resistance.
If they have stained but not penetrated the surface, you will not be able to sealcoat over the oil spots. If you try to sealcoat, the material will not adhere to the asphalt that is covered in oil. To properly repair your asphalt, you must clean up the oil. A common solution is to burn and scrape off the oil.

We clean the asphalt area thoroughly of debris, so that the priming and sealcoating is effective. This is important as it will prevent any missed cracks or potholes that need covering.

Crack Filling FAQs

I’m most cases cracks can be sealed the same day.

Most filler formulas can patch hairline cracks to larger cracks up to 1/2 inch wide, depending on the formula and application process used. If you’re trying to fill several fine surface cracks, it’s best to apply a sealer over the entire affected surface of your driveway.

Clean the Surface. Remove all dirt and vegetation from the crack. Step 2: Wash and Dry. Step 3: Prep the Filler. Step 4: Fill the Crack

Studies have shown that for every dollar a property owner or municipality spends on crack sealing, they save $6 on future pavement repairs and restoration. Typical costs for crack sealing can range anywhere from . 35¢ to $1.00 per linear foot depending on materials and methods used.

Sealcoating, crack sealing and line striping carries a 90 day limited warranty.

Line Striping FAQs

Acrylic paint is the go-to for most asphalt professionals. It is water-soluble and polymer-based to prevent the lines from lifting off the asphalt. Since it is water-based, it won’t cause damage to the asphalt, subgrade, or surrounding areas.

Sealcoating, crack sealing and line striping carries a 90 day limited warranty.

We will clean the pavement to remove any grease, oils, compacted dirt, surface tire marks, vegetation, and debris.

We will work with you every step of the way to minimize the disruption of business.

Paint is normally drivable after one hour – in a hot summer day in the sun it’s dry to the touch in under 60 seconds. Lines are totally cured in about one hour.

Are you ready to get your parking lot or driveway sealed?