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  • Asphalt Sealcoating System Tip: Losing Pressure at the Spray Tip

    Have you suddenly lost pressure at the spray tip of your sealcoating machine? There are a few different reasons why this can happen. Reason 1: Sealer Dilution The first reason could be that the sealer is too thick:  it is not diluted enough with water. Sealer is sold as a concentrate, therefore all sealer must be diluted with 20 to 30% water dilution.  That means for every 100 gallons of concentrate, you need to add 20 to 30 gallons worth of water. We always recommend that you add the water to the spray system tank prior to transferring sealer concentrate over to the tank. Mixing it thoroughly and making sure your sealer is diluted will allow you to have a sealer that is at a dilution level that can be sprayed with a spray system. If you’re applying the sealer by hand with a squeegee or sealer brush dilution is not as necessary because it can be applied in a viscous state. Reason 2: Blockage in the Sprayer The second reason why a sealer spray system may not be spraying is because the unit may have blockage down at the main suction pipe. The suction pipe...
  • Cleaning Asphalt For Sealcoating Success: Don’t Miss This

        Cleaning asphalt for sealcoating success is the single most important step you make. Here at Asphalt Kingdom we’re about more than just selling you the products, we want to ensure you excel at sealcoating. The key points to cleaning prep are: Clear the edges Clean all cracks Scrub the surface Remove oil stains Why are these steps so important? Without having a clean surface, the sealcoating won’t adhere properly and your work will look shoddy and unprofessional. Weeds and Grass must be removed. To protect the asphalt, remove all the grass and weeds especially around the edges. This is most efficiently done with a lawn edger. Remember, plants will break up asphalt, not just the sealcoating. Clear loose debris from cracks. Cleaning asphalt for sealcoating includes removing debris from cracks. Use a long screwdriver or a wire brush to help you with this, or a gas blower is fast, easy and effective. Scrub the surface thoroughly. Using a hose, scrub brush, or a pressure washer, thoroughly scrub the area to be sealcoated. All dirt and oil must be removed. Which brings us to: Remove oil stains. Any oil... Continue reading
  • A Trigger Gun Will Make You Trigger Happy While Sealcoating

    Silly title, I know, but it got your attention, didn’t it? Besides, there’s absolutely nothing silly about the AK Sealcoating Trigger Gun, but there’s a lot of satisfaction to be gained with it: Effective fan spray Precision control Fits any existing AK Sealcoating System models Extremely light (1.26 LBS) Faster, easier edging How exactly do those things give you satisfaction? With this kind of control, the sealcoating goes where you want it to. Edging becomes easy and fast, with a squeeze of the trigger. At just over 1 1/4 pounds, it’s not going to weigh you down, either. Faster can mean cutting corners, and who wants that? This sealcoating equipment won’t give you sealer puddles, just perfect coverage. You have speed, and quality, together. That should be enough, but it’s not. In the real world, thought has got to be put into comfort. So what if it’s lightweight if the trigger is uncomfortable? That’s why Asphalt Kingdom designed the hand grip space to allow for work gloves. A simple thing, sure, but one that saves you a lot of discomfort when using the trigger gun. This post should give you a great idea of the... Continue reading
  • Saving Time Sealcoating Increases Productivity And Profits: The Filter Kit

    By cutting down the time it takes to complete sealcoating, you gain time to increase the number of jobs your driveway sealing business can complete. It’s not only more productive, it’s more profit. That’s why Asphalt Kingdom designed the filter kit. Saves time cleaning clogs Filter cleans and installs easily Impresses clients with your speed Extends equipment life Filter kit works with Sealcoating Spray Systems AK110, AK220 and AK470 Browse Asphalt Kingdom’s sealcoating spray systems Work smarter, not harder: Cleaning clogs from the hoses eats up your time. Use the filter kit to prevent chunks of sealer and aggregate from entering the hose and get that time back. Cleans easily. Instead of having to flush and clean the entire hose of your sealcoating equipment, there is just the easily removable filter to clean. This is a huge benefit to a busy driveway sealing business, especially if your tank is used to store sealer. Impress Clients: Is there anything less impressive than cursing under your breath when the gun tip clogs? The filter kit allows you to avoid those time wasting clogs, finishing the sealcoating job smoothly and professionally. Extend the life of your... Continue reading

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