Ensuring Good Surface Friction When Sealcoating

Sealcoating the driveway is one important process in maintaining the integrity of the road. Experts advise that after 6 months of installation, sealcoating should be applied then 1 to 3 years thereafter. Following this strict recommendation ensures longevity of the road. When cracks exist, it allows water to go down, compromising the strength of the base. This helps in the formulation of potholes. Aside from this, the damage from the changing weather, intense heat and cold, deepens the crack therefore amplifying the damage on the asphalt road.

With businesses still recovering from last year’s wrath, budget is most important. Making sure that the resources are used and stored properly is one way to save funds. Sealants are quite delicate therefore knowledge in proper handling and storage is necessary. When you’re about to do sealcoating, the ground temperature should be at 48 to 50 degrees. Otherwise, you’re not going to achieve great results. If it’ll take you 2 days to do the job, make sure to start the agitator 20 mins the following morning prior to putting the material into a sprayer.

In a recent article by The Asphalt Pro, they sighted 4 steps to have good surface friction when sealcoating. They write “One of the reasons you’ll mix sealer and sand prior to each individual job is to avoid it settling in the working tank. Here are the steps to make your sealant with good friction properties.

Step 1. Pump the concentrated sealer from the holding tank to the working tank on your trailer.”

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