Sealcoats are designed to both improve the appearance of asphalt and extend the life of your pavement. Sealcoats protect your investment from weather, erosion, and most importantly oxidation. They improve exterior texture and provide a smooth, non-abrasive surface. Asphalt sealcoats are factory-blended compounds of emulsified asphalt binder, selected minerals, and fiber filers. They do not add thickness or structure to pavement but do protect asphalt from the elements. American Asphalt recommends sealcoats for all types of asphalt pavements because while protecting, they also deliver an attractive, uniformly colored, watertight seal. Applied to aging but structurally sound, sealcoat can extend its useful life 3 to 5 years.
The area is thoroughly cleaned using power sweepers or blowers to remove dirt, debris, and loose particles. Oil spots are removed by torching or scraping. If your asphalt has lot of cracks, we may recommend sealing them with a crack fill, to further protect your asphalt from water and sun.
An application of ‘Poly-Oil’ seal may also be applied to extreme areas. This is blotted with sand to ensure the best bonding between the sealcoat and heavily grease-soaked oil spots. On rare occasions, despite these best efforts, peeling can occur.
Of course, all drains, utility covers, monuments and manholes will be protected appropriately.
American Asphalt strictly follows the manufacturer’s application recommendations. For example, any water addition will be carefully measured into a known volume of sealcoat material. Similarly, aggregate will be #30 mesh silica or black slate if it is not already included in the sealcoat material. We never dilute our materials.
Sealcoat is applied in two coats. The first coat must be completely dry before we apply the second coat. We prefer the finished sealcoat not be subjected to heavy traffic earlier than 6 to 24 hours after having been laid.
Things to Think About Before Sealcoating
Vehicles need be off the property before start time. They are not allowed back until barricades have been removed. Also, it’s important to make sure all landscape irrigation is turned off at least 24 hours before and 24 hours after the final coat of seal is applied. Finally, this material is sticky and can be tracked into buildings. So please make sure everyone affected obeys all signs and traffic controls.
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What They’re Saying
Steve Murphy…he always returned my phone calls, never missed a scheduled meeting, and stayed on top of the job the entire time. I appreciate the high standards of client service he has provided. I would be pleased to recommend your firm to anyone who appreciates excellent customer service.
We are very pleased with the road work American Asphalt performed. Very impressed with your work crews and management. Everything was very well organized and executed, Jeff was very knowledgeable, and kind, making sure there were no loose ends. Your crew was like a symphony with everything laid out and executed precisely.
American Asphalt completed the project on-time, under budget and with a degree of quality that even impressed the Town of Los Altos Hills officials. Steve Barrett’s expertise, responsiveness, and patience…were key success factors. Today, with both roads nicely paved, we enjoy a transformed neighborhood that we are proud of. We can highly recommend Steve and American Asphalt.
This was the 2nd phase of a multi year project to remove and replace streets in our park. Last year, their performance was outstanding. Your employees, especially Chris, Omar, and Humberto, worked closely with our street committee to resolve some long-standing drainage problems. Your entire team was very professional, and the work was done efficiently and with minimum disruption to our residents. We look forward to their return next year.
I have to say your crew is pretty darn good. I would recommend American Aspahlt for any of my future work. Great Work!
“Alex was fantastic to work with, from the bid walk through to the completion of the job, he was professional, knowledgeable, kept us informed at all times and he was very courteous always.
This extends as well to Tony, his crew and the concrete lead and crew. They all represent American Asphalt excellently.”
I always enjoy working with Steve and American Asphalt. There are always a few minor hiccups along the way with any large project, but American Asphalt has always given 110% to make things right when we needed further assistance.
If you are looking for a great resource for your paving project, you cannot do better than Stu and the team over at American Asphalt.