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Sealcoating Tips

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  • Dave Wilson April 18 at 12:19 pm

    We are a oil/propane company in Southwest Ohio that has available employee hours during warm weather. We are interested in exploring a summer focused industry to enhance revenue. Are there any other propane comapnies in your system? Do you have any suggestions on a good starting point? is this typically a 2 person operation?

    • Hello Mr. Wilson,

      Our BYOBB Build Your Own Business Blueprint package is designed for people in your exact situation. Please visit http://www.asphaltkingdom.com/build-your-own-business.html to learn how to maximize your business through asphalt maintenance services.

      Please also call us for expert advice on starting out 1-866-399-5562 ext 1.

      Looking forward to speaking with you!

      The Sales Team at AK

  • Asphalt sealcoating is an excellent choice for a summer focused industry. Especially in todays economy, people now more than ever are looking to maintain their asphalt as opposed to a costly repaving. Generally, yes you can have a two person operation to complete any small to medium sized jobs. For a closer look at what each job would be like I would suggest looking through our free contractor course at the link below. This will tell you everything you need to know about how jobs are done, tips, tricks of the trade and frequently asked questions:


    Once you've read through that, I would suggest a starter package like the one at the link below:


    These packages are completely customizable and can add or remove any part of the package to suit your needs. Please give us a call at the number above and we'll be happy to help!

  • what can I do to harden hot pour crack filler that has been down for over 6 months? It becmes runny and sticky in hot weather. Is there a hardening agent you can use topically to harden the filler? I have used sand and it does not help.

    • Try top coating it with sand when its hot or wave a torch over it and add the sand. This will help prevent the rubber to pull away for the ground onto tires or shoes.

  • Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for this. It sounds like the contractor who poured the filler used a grade designed for lower temperatures. Sorry I can’t offer any help!

  • asphalt sealcoating york July 24 at 7:11 am

    I love all details that you give in your articles.

  • The blog is quite awesome that has provided me the best knowledge.

  • i would like to start this business in india, kindly give advice

    • Fantastic! The same principles hold true: get top-quality equipment so that you don't waste time fixing low-quality machines when you could be out earning money. Remember to try and line up as many jobs in one neighbourhood as you can at one time, so that you don't have to drive all over town to do jobs. If one parking lot looks good, your best next client is the customer with the run-down driveway next door.

      Asphalt Kingdom ships internationally - let us know if you need help putting together the best package to start your business off right! And good luck!

  • Armor Proseal April 7 at 12:23 pm

    Excellent tips in all those articles. Taking care of the problem properly the first time is the way to go and your insight will for sure help DIY folks out there. Keep up the good work!

  • I have not seen any info on how you clean the machine when finished for the day & what product used to clean-up with?

    • Hi Scott!
      Depends on the spray system you are using. Give us a quick call at 1-866-399-5562 and tell us which system you own and what sealer, and we'll be happy to help.

      • Chantal Dugdale September 19 at 12:18 am

        Hi Yes! Much more information about daily cleaning and maintenance of the system is needed on your website please. This is really lacking. I appreciate all the other info about other areas of the business. But in order to get a good spray each time it would be extremely helpful to know exactly what it needed to keep the system clean and more info about flushing hoses, sprayer guns, pump, filter, and how to prevent quick drying water based sealer build up. We can't flush our systems and pumps with local water into city sewers.

        • Hi Chantal,

          Thank you for your input! We've come up with a new section on cleaning: http://www.asphaltkingdom.com/sealcoating.html#cleaning

          Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.

  • I just got my driveway redone last year and want it to last. Does seal coating often protect your asphalt more? I would do it if it would guarantee my driveway lasting a long time.


  • How can I tell if the asphalt has been sealed or not? I want to get it done on my driveway but I'm not sure if the previous owners did it. I assume it would just wear off after a while though. Is it something that you can get done twice and it's okay? Thanks for all the great information on Sealcoating!

  • Eric Blaise March 16 at 3:42 pm

    Seal coating is an awesome way to protect asphalt, but I have noticed two issues with seal coating work, the first is pretty much easy to diagnose.

    First of all, after a seal coating job has been done, the company grants early access to the area, or people drive into the area before the coat has ample time to dry and bond. The issue with this is that, some of the work is undone, and often results in the seal being removes as a result of tire movement on the surface (like turning your steering wheel when not in motion). this causes the seal to be removed in certain areas and causes lapping of the seal, creating bumps. This can obviously be prevented by maintaining barricades that cannot be easily removed, and warning motorist of the risks.

    Second issue is engine oil. On average, most cars develop a leak at some point in their lifetime, these leaks tend to disintegrate asphalt, and the coating is not immune to this, it would be great if at some point in the future, we had coating that was immune to engine oil.

  • Jim Sanders May 21 at 12:02 pm

    You shouldn't sealcoat too often, even if you like the new shine it gives. If too much builds up, it is no longer effective and the coat starts to crack and chip. For a home it will be at least a good 4 years before you should think about sealcoating again unless there is something destroying your coat, as in Eric's second example.

  • Christopher Greeley August 30 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, reading those tips that other people are posting will definitely help me improve my technique! Keep them coming and thanks to you all!

  • I like the idea of using a board to protect the house. I have seen others use plastic. It seems as though the boards would allow for easier movement. Either way, I'm just glad they don't get any of the asphalt on the homes.

  • Does anyone know if sealcoating an old asphalt driveway will help with melting ice and snow? I've heard mixed things and would like some clarification

    • Great question, Mike! Yes, the blacker your driveway, the more it attracts sunshine, so the hotter it gets (and stays). This helps to melt ice and snow naturally, without damaging salts. Read more about seasonal asphalt maintenance here.

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