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Asphalt Sealcoating Spray vs Brush In order to extend the lifespan of your asphalt, you need to apply sealcoating. Spraying sealer creates a smooth layer on top of the asphalt, protecting it from the elements, including sun, wind, and rain. Without sealcoating, your asphalt will begin to deteriorate as the materials that make up the substance begin to come apart. With that said, when it comes to applying asphalt sealcoating, you have two main application choices to make: sealcoat sprayers vs squeegees But which is the best method and application process for applying sealcoat to asphalt? First, let's take a...

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Why Put Sand on Asphalt? Have you ever watched an asphalt crew at work? If so, then you’ve more than likely seen them mix sand on the finished product or using it when applying sealcoating to existing asphalt. Why do they do this? As it turns out, mixing sand in your asphalt does a number of beneficial things for asphalt.  Some of the many reasons why professionals put sand on asphalt include: Sand Improves Sealcoat Layer In order to protect your asphalt, you need to apply sealcoating. This should be done once the newly laid asphalt has a chance to...

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Asphalt Patching: The Ultimate Guide to Asphalt Driveway Patching There are few things worse than watching your formerly smooth asphalt driveway devolve into one with potholes in some of the most crucial places. Not only does this make the surface hazardous to drive on, as hitting one of those potholes too hard can lead to damage to your car’s suspension and tires, but it also means that your driveway is in need of repair.  What causes these potholes? How do you repair them? We’ll answer both of those questions and more here.  How Do Potholes Form? You can prepare the...

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How to Start an Asphalt Sealcoating Business  Asphalt sealcoating is one of those things that’s constantly in demand. There are thousands of parking lots, driveways, and walkways out there that have been covered in asphalt instead of being paved in concrete.  Just think about it, there’s literally asphalt everywhere. In order to keep that asphalt in good condition, a regular schedule of sealcoating is required. Since property owners may not have the time and money required to use and rent sealcoating equipment, they hire companies to do this important job for them. Once you start your asphalt sealcoating business, that...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Asphalt Crack Repair Ideally, your asphalt driveway and parking lot consist of a smooth, non-cracked surface that’s pleasant to drive and walk on. Right after you lay the asphalt and, several months later, protect it with a topcoat, your asphalt should remain in good condition.  With that said, this isn’t always true. Sometimes cracks form in your asphalt, and they’ll need to be repaired in order to extend the lifespan on your driveway. If you wait too long to fix them, the problem will worsen, and those cracks will turn into potholes.  But now on to...

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