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NEW ASPHALT DRIVEWAY OR PARKING AREA should not allow traffic or parked
vehicles for 3 days, foot traffic is allowed immediately after
Never seal new asphalt
until it has cured for 90 days ( 3 Months).
new driveway will help prevent Oil Stains & Oil
Damage! Sealers also help protect driveways from Gasoline and
Transmission fluid spills!
your asphalt driveway or parking area every 2-4 years thereafter is an
part of maintaining elasticity in all bituminous products.
is also the best time to take care of any cracks or holes that need to
be filled and prevent water from getting into your Gravel Base /
Elements such as the sun and rain will
wear and dry asphalt. Asphalt will dry and become brittle with age.
Even if asphalt is not
exposed to any outdoor elements it would still lighten and dry with
If water goes all
the way through the asphalt, it will begin washing away the
gravel base foundation
weakening structural support.
Sealing your driveway with Coal Tar Emulsion
is a great tribute to the longevity of asphalt. Driveway maintenance
preventative care will go a long way it protecting your investment!
Coal Tar Emulsion can damage your Driveway. Never seal your
driveway every year or apply more than one coat unless needed!
Seal your asphalt when the old sealer is worn off or shows signs of
seal coat your driveway too often for this will cause
build-up of sealer that will split and peel causing a very unpleasant
look, always let the sealer wear & fade before applying more!
Coal Tar Emulsion Sealers can be purchased at
any major Hardware Store or Home Improvement Outlet and should be
applied to New Asphalt Driveways to prevent oil stains or oil damage
after 90 days.
Sealing your driveway is like putting a wax
coating on your car or furniture. It will protect the surface from the
elements, add elasticity, restore the color, protect against
oil spots and staining, and it even makes your driveway smoother by
filling all the pores & cracks.
2-4 years will help defend against the elements, and filling all holes
and cracks before sealing will make your asphalt driveway look fully
becomes brittle with age, as it dries out, it turns white then becomes
vulnerable to cracking.
If you bend metal
back and forth what happens? Eventually the metal will crack and break!
Frost will lift your Driveway every winter (unless you live in a
non frost climate), and will re-settle in the spring after the ground
Coal Tar Emulsion sealers will add
elasticity to asphalt, help keep it stay soft and
asphalt to flex with the winters frost and spring thaws. Coal Tar is
the only ingredient in any sealer that
bonds through a chemical reaction with the asphalt. Sand has no benefit
other than for traction.
Sealers with lots of sand cost more
and contain less Coal Tar Emulsion.
Sand is only needed to provide traction on a steep incline. Most
sealers today are rubberized to help with the traction issue so sand is
Rain is another significant wearing element
that your driveway has to tolerate. The Grand Canyon was created by Water!
Even the Sun
will act as a catalyst and speed up the drying process!
These are a few of the element that can cause
harm to your driveway or parking lot, and eventually surface cracks
- Seal coating your
asphalt will help ward off the elements and extend the Beauty and
Longevity of your Asphalt Driveway!!!
Smoother Driveway is easier to keep clean!!
your Driveway when it is new , to keep it looking new!
all cracks and holes to prevent water from getting into the foundation
or base to prolong decay!
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure......"
Warning: about Coal
Tar product are know to track on
certain types of flooring.
Congolium flooring is one material which can cause Coal Tar
sealers to stick to your shoes & track into your home. It can
become a nuisance for the homeowners
that have synthetic flooring.
Gilsonite sealers are one alternative to Coal
Tar sealers. It can
be installed as long as Coal Tar has
never been applied. Unlike Coal Tar which dries flat black,
Gilsonite has a shine, but the shine will only last for a few months
and Gilsonite products are more expensive.
If you would like to receive
free driveway information!
ASPHALT DOES NOT
HAVE TO BE BLACK ANYMORE!
But you won't
be able to use ordinary driveway sealer on these.
There are about a dozen color's available in
However they do need to have a clear coat applied over them
Sometimes a base or prep coat needs to be applied first.
Crack fillers also have to be purchased to match.
These systems are very expensive, therefore,
I like to keep them on the tennis & basketball playing
Where there is
no worrying about transmission or oil spills!
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