- Dry your sealer 2-3 times faster.
- Enhances durability for long-lasting seal coat results.
- Minimal dilution with sealer for professional results.
If you are tired of waiting for your sealer to dry so the pavement is ready, consider using this FSA Fast Sealing Additive. When you utilize this product, it will help your sealer dry faster. It also offers some other wonderful benefits. The product helps to improve the dispersion of sand in the mix, and it can stop tracking. Using this additive will also help with improving the oil and gas resistance of the pavement. In addition, it will not build viscosity.
Just how much faster will the sealer dry when you use this additive? It can reduce the curing time by about 50% or greater. The product should be used with coal tar or asphalt emulsion sealers or blends. Using it will make the coating dry blacker.
For those who are short on time and who want to have their jobs completed and cured as quickly as possible, this is an ideal solution.
Choose the Right Size
Depending on the size of the job, or the number of jobs that you are doing, you need to make sure that you have enough of the FSA Fast Sealing Additive from Maintenance, Inc. on hand. You can choose from the five-gallon pail for those smaller jobs, or you could choose the 55-gallon drum for the big jobs. In addition, you will want to consider the weather and temperature when you are adding the FSA. Those who are in a colder weather environment will need to add additional FSA to the mix.
If you need great performance and the best drying times, this is the product that will answer those needs. It is easy to use, and it will not add thickness to the sealer, so keep in mind that it can’t be used as an extender or for bulking.
Suggested Formula Range
- Asphalt Emulsion - 100 gallons
- FSA AE - 2 to 5 gallons
- Water - 10 to 20 gallons
- Sand - 300 to 500 lbs.
Coverage for FSA AE/sealer mixtures containing sand will range from 6 to 10 square yards per coat (3 to 5 sq. yards for two coats) per gallon mix. Actual coverage will depend on pavement porosity and method of application.
The formulation above is only a suggested starting point. The actual mix ratio will depend on the job requirements, as well as what works best for your crew and equipment. Generally:
- More FSA AE will shorten the sealer drying time.
- Up to a point, more FSA AE will result in a thicker, more viscous sealcoat. Past that point, any more FSA AE added will actually thin out the mixture. This point varies according to the sealer brand and type.
- More sand will thicken the mixture.
- More sealer will thicken the mixture.
- More water will thin out the mixture. Too much water will cause issues with handling and drying time.
Mixing the Sealcoating Material:
FSA AE does not require pre-dilution but should be mixed well before using it. Add prepared FSA AE and some water into the predetermined amount of sealer, and then begin agitation. It is better to start with only a small amount of water and continue adding as needed to avoid thinning the mixture too much from the start.
- Fog spray the pavement with water to dampen it, but not use too much. Too much water will leave puddles and thin out the pre-mixed sealer.
- FSA AE-fortified sealer can be applied using a sprayer system, squeegee, or brush.
- When applying sealer, ambient temperature should not fall below 50⁰F, and no rain must be forecasted with 24 hours after application.
- If necessary, apply a second coat if the first coast has dried enough without scuffing. After allowing the second coat to dry, check to make sure no tracking or scuff marks are visible before opening the pavement for regular use and traffic.
Note: If you own the AK130, AK230, Drum Spray System, Tote Spray System or Portable Spray System, you cannot use sand. Use Fass-Dri without sand in these machines.