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Asphalt needs to be sealed with a professional contractor grade asphalt sealer that will protect the asphalt surface from the elements. All of our asphalt sealer dries extremely fast, has a black matte finish and fills in small fissures preventing water and ice from causing costly damage or replacement.
Our asphalt sealer can be applied with a squeegee, sealer brush or with one of our professional AK Sealcoat Sprayers designed to spray sealer professionally on any asphalt surface.
With more than 20,000,000 gallons of asphalt sealer sold, we can assure you that you’ll get the best price, quality and service that will ultimately maximize your business!
We deliver right to your door or job site, saving you costly travel time that could have been spent generating more business.
Give us a call toll free 1-866-399-5562 for expert advice or to place your order.
We carry asphalt sealer that is considered to be the best in the industry for asphalt sealcoating. We ship directly to your home, office or job site. We don’t want you spending valuable sales and marketing time driving to and from the sealer plant. We want you spending time on the things that are going to impact your business at the deepest level. SALES and CUSTOMER SERVICE are the key.
What is Asphalt Sealer?
Also known as blacktop sealer, this product provides a protective layer to your asphalt pavements's surface. Think of it as sunscreen for your asphalt. A coating or two of asphalt driveway sealer protects the pavement from the sun's damaging UV rays and prevents it from cracking over time. And because the pavement doesn't crack easily, rainwater and snowmelt do not get a chance to drip into the cracks and erode the foundation easily.
Asphalt sealant, however, is more than just a protective coating. It also restores the beauty of the asphalt long after it has faded, giving it a sleek black color that contrasts nicely with green lawns.
Asphalt is one of the strongest materials there is. But just like concrete and other materials, it degrades over time because of constant exposure to the elements, oils, and heavy traffic. As the years pass, the parking lot or driveway becomes susceptible to cracking and disintegration.
Well-made asphalt pavements have an average lifespan of about 25 years. But you can delay disintegration and avoid costly replacement for many years simply by applying asphalt sealant on them every two to three years and by sealing cracks the moment you spot them. You can also have it sealed by a contractor if you cannot do it yourself.
Pros & Cons of Different Sealcoating Materials
The table below shows the different types of sealcoating, their pros and cons, estimated cost, and the average time it takes for each type to dry.
|Type of Sealcoating||Pros||Cons||Estimated Cost*||Curing time|
|Coal Tar Emulsion||Water and UV-resistant. Popular due to its superior ability to resist moisture, oil, and most chemical penetration.||Suspected of contributing to water pollution and emitting a carcinogenic compound. Permanently banned in some states.||Around $465 per 55-gallon drum for 5,500 square feet coverage, or 100 square feet per gallon.||Between 3 to 4 hours.|
|Asphalt Emulsion||No toxic, carcinogenic emissions. Has a darker, more appealing color. Water resistant and provides good anti-slip friction when mixed with slate or sand.||Not as resistant to petroleum-based contaminants. Not UV resistant, and more likely to fade faster.||Around $299 per 55-gallon drum for 5,500 square feet coverage, or 100 square feet per gallon.||Approximately 8 hours.|
|Oil Based||Water-resistant and penetrates the surface of asphalt, forming a more pliable bond that helps prevent cracking during winter.||Longest curing period and emits a strong odor. Also contains toxic compounds, so distribution is restricted.||Around $825 to $1,100 for 5,500 square feet of coverage.||Up to several days.|
|Fast Dry||Cures in less than an hour of application, making them ideal for busy, public roadways and large, active parking lots.||Generally sold in bulk and come with a higher price tag, making them impractical for most smaller property owners.||Fast dry additives start at $120 per 5-gallon pail.||Can dry in less than an hour.|
|Acrylic||Comes in different colors. Environmentally friendly. Very durable. Can withstand UV and weather exposure.||The most expensive type of sealer on the market.||Upwards of $900 for a 55-gallon drum.||Approximately between 4 to 12 hours.|
* Prices vary by country and shifts in the industry
Convenient Asphalt Sealer Packaging Options
Fifty-Five Gallon Drum: Neatly packaged in a ring lit removable lid drum. The sealer can be mixed directly in the drum and then transferred to your spray system or into buckets if you’re applying by hand. 5,500 square feet of coverage per drum. Weighs 600 lbs and can be moved with a sturdy dolly or cart.
Skid of Sealer (Four 55 gallon drums): Four drums of sealer placed neatly on a skid. That’s 220 gallons of sealer and gives you a coverage rate of 22,000 square feet. This is by far our most popular packaging option that people select. The price is better and you’ll have more asphalt sealcoat on hand for jobs that you have lined up. Total weight of a full skid is 2,400 lbs. You will need a pallet jack, forklift or remove one drum at a time with a dolly to move this shipment around.
Four Skids (Sixteen 55 gallon drums): A bulk option for contractors or property managers looking to save. When you buy four skids, you save over $900. We pass along the shipping savings on large orders like this. 88,000+ square feet of coverage. Have sealer on hand and ready to use so that you close more deals. If you’re looking to move these pallets around, we recommend a forklift or pallet jack.
275 Poly Tote: A large poly tote tank with an aluminum cage around it for protection and support. 27,500 square feet of coverage per tote and weighs approximately 2,805 pounds. You’ll definitely need a forklift to move this around when full.
How Much Asphalt Sealer Do You Need?
Asphalt Sealer: Choose a Product That Helps Build Your Reputation and Business!
- Commercial and Airport Grade: Airports demand the very best asphalt sealcoat for both safety and durability. We believe this is the only product good enough for all asphalt, whether your little tyke is playing airplanes or you’re prepping a runway for 747s.
- Fast Drying: Too many low-quality driveway sealants take a day or two to dry, and that isn’t very convenient for most people. Ours dries in 3 to 4 hours under ideal conditions, getting your pavement back in use quickly and easily.
- Lasts 2 To 3 Years: Asphalt maintenance is hard work, and those shiny black driveway coatings will wear away in 6 months, making it even more work. Our sealant dries to a flat black matte and will endure for 2 to 3 years, not months.
- Used By High-Demand Clients: It’s not just airports that demand a long-lasting and durable product. Our clients include: churches, mall parking lots, golf courses, fast food drive-thrus, hotels, and motels. They all depend on our product that stands the test of time and traffic.
The Cause(s) of Asphalt Deterioration
The Sun: Think of asphalt as a dense liquid when it’s freshly laid. As the sun beats down on the surface day in and day out the oils in the asphalt dry out and the surface becomes a solid making it fragile, allowing it to crack when the ground moves.
Winter Ice: Water enters into small fissures, cracks and pores and freezes. When water freezes, it expands, causing expansion, which results in larger cracks, potholes and a weak foundation.
Wear and Tear: The more traffic on an asphalt surface, the faster the surface breaks down. Turning car wheels, weight and cornering all wear the asphalt faster in high traffic areas.
Oil and Chemical Spills: It’s inevitable, leaks from cars and accidental chemical spills are bound to happen. Oil spills will eat away at the flexible properties of the asphalt and break down the tar. Chemicals do the same. Once the flexible properties have been damaged, the asphalt really only is left with rock and sand, which are not flexible. This leaves the asphalt in a fragile state.
The solution? Simply apply an even coat over the whole asphalt surface. The sealer will be the ultimate protection coating against the sun, winter ice, wear and tear and oil or chemical spills. It will seal small cracks and small pock marked holes preventing water from getting in and causing serious damage.
Sealcoat Application Methods
There are two basic sealer application methods that are used to apply sealer to asphalt surfaces properly:
Spray: Most contractors and property maintenance managers use the spray method as it can be applied very quickly and an even coat is accomplished quite easily. It’s also a lot less messy versus applying by hand. An asphalt sealcoat sprayer will give you excellent coverage rate of approximately 100 square feet per gallon.
By Hand: Most residential homeowners select to do their coatings by hand as a sprayer can be costly for a small driveway application. A sealcoat squeegee, sealer brush or paint roller is generally used when applying by hand. When you’re applying by hand you’ll get a lot less coverage compared to spraying. You’ll only get approximately 60 square feet per gallon.
An analogy we tend to use quite often in the asphalt maintenance industry…. Would you cut a football field of grass with a pair of scissors or would you prefer to cut it with a large lawn tractor? Obviously the sprayer is like the lawn tractor and the scissors are like the hand application.
Whether you’re applying asphalt sealcoat by hand or with a sprayer, asphalt sealing is simply the only way to keep your blacktop lasting thirty years or more. Using a commercial airport grade asphalt sealer is the very best protection money can buy and best of all we ship it directly to your location of choice.
Is it Better to Spray or Squeegee Asphalt Sealant?
There are different factors to consider when choosing whether to spray or squeegee/brush sealer for contractors. For example, a spray system is easier and more convenient to use overall — just mix the sealer, spray away, and you're good to go.
But a spray system requires considerable investment, so it's not a cost-effective option if you're just starting out as a contractor and don't have enough capital to purchase high-end equipment.
Spray systems are usually beyond the budget of homeowners and commercial property owners. So if you're a DIYer or a new contractor with a limited budget, applying sealer using a squeegee or a brush is a sensible choice.
Manually applying with a squeegee or brush also allows you to push the liquid into cracks and give the asphalt better protection from moisture. But the problem is it's hard to apply the sealer evenly on coarse surfaces, and it's easy to apply excess sealer if you're not careful.
How Long Does Blacktop Sealer Last on Asphalt?
Asphalt driveway sealer typically lasts two to three years as long as the driveway or parking lot is in good shape. Older pavements will need to be sealed every year to ensure that they will not deteriorate further.
Buy Bulk Asphalt Sealer
Whether you live in Canada or the United States, Asphalt Kingdom is your best source for bulk blacktop sealer and additives. We offer premium asphalt emulsion sealer in drums, skids, and 275-gallon totes. Are you a contractor? Do you own or manage a large property, such as an airport or a supermarket? You can also order half or full pallets of sealer to save more on shipping.
We sell and ship millions of gallons of asphalt sealer annually. We understand the business, your customers and what it takes to be successful. We understand that you need a quality product to build and support your business and we are confident that we can provide you with all of this. We see our customers as partners and do everything we can to help you grow your business.
Whether you’re looking for advice on applying sealer, looking for a quote on a large bulk order or simply unsure of how much sealer you need for your parking lot sealcoat job, call 1-866-399-5562 and our friendly experts will be happy to help!
We also offer additives to ensure that sealer is easier to apply and lasts longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do with leftover asphalt sealer water after cleaning?
As a contractor, you can use the sealer water for dilution. Many asphalt emulsion mixes are ready to use and do not require further dilution, so refer to the manufacturer instructions for dilution rates.
How do you store asphalt emulsion sealer?
Asphalt emulsion sealer should never be stored in direct sun or heat. Learn more about asphalt emulsion sealer storage tips.
What is the best sealant for asphalt?
We are partial to asphalt emulsion sealer because of its superb water resistance and darker color. It is also non-toxic, has no unpleasant odor, and does not contain harmful VOCs, making it more environment-friendly than most sealers on the market. Just mix it with sand for improved non-skid properties.
Asphalt emulsion is also more affordable compared to most types of sealers. Plus, it dries faster, so the pavement can be used the day after sealer application.
Is sealing asphalt worth it?
Definitely! Asphalt sealing protects the pavement from UV rays, rainwater, and snowmelt that can cause it to crack and erode its foundation. Asphalt pavements typically remain in good condition for up to 10 years. But applying asphalt sealer (as well as filling and patching cracks) can extend its lifespan up to 25 years (or even more). This lets property owners save thousands of dollars in the long run.
When should asphalt sealer be applied?
If you have a new asphalt driveway or parking lot, we recommend that you wait at least nine months or up to a year before having it sealed.
The best time to conduct asphalt sealing is between May and October. But make sure that precipitation is not in the forecast and that the temperature doesn't dip below 55°F to ensure that the sealer sticks to the surface.
How long does asphalt sealer last?
Asphalt sealers typically last anywhere between 2 to 3 years. Make sure to have it sealed every couple of years or so to prolong its lifespan.
Asphalt emulsion sealers in drums, totes, or bulk supply.