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    Parking Lot & Driveway Sealcoating NJ – Is Fall Too Late?
    Do you remember what your asphalt parking lot or driveway looked like when it was new? Wouldn’t it be great if it always looked that good? Although it may still be structurally sound, as the years roll by that rich black color is probably starting to fade. There’s no need to worry. Sealcoating will not only restore your asphalt surface but will also help to extend its lifespan by protecting it from the elements and everyday wear and tear. If you’re considering parking lot or driveway sealcoating in NJ, it’s important to note that it can only be done at certain times of the year. As we head into fall, you may be wondering if it’s too late to schedule sealcoating. That depends on a few factors but first, let’s take a look at the sealcoating process. What is Sealcoating? Sealcoating is a process that involves applying a protective layer to an asphalt surface. This layer acts as a barrier, protecting the asphalt from weather damage, UV rays, oil and gas spills, and other potential hazards. Sealcoating is usually either coal tar or an asphalt-based material.  To properly apply sealcoating, the surface must be clean and dry. All cracks and ...
    Asphalt Driveway Maintenance – Is Fall Too Late for Sealcoating?
    Fall is fast approaching. Soon the leaves will start to change colors, and the air will begin to cool. For many homeowners, this means it’s time for fall yard work. One of the most important tasks you can perform during the fall season is asphalt driveway maintenance. When it comes to fall maintenance of your driveway or any other asphalt surfaces, you need to ask yourself one question: Is fall too late for driveway sealcoating? The Answer It depends on which part of the fall season we’re talking about. May to October is generally considered the best time for sealcoating and other asphalt driveway maintenance. Remember, the fall season extends well into December. By then, the temperatures will have dipped way too low for sealcoating. The best time for fall asphalt maintenance is early in the season, primarily September to October. However, it all depends on Mother Nature and what weather she decides to bestow on us. It is best to consult with your local asphalt professional to determine if the current fall weather is conducive for asphalt sealcoating.  Ideal Sealcoating Conditions The best time for asphalt sealcoating is during the daytime when the pavement and air temperatures are 50 ...
    Parking Lot Sealcoating – When is the Best Time to Have It Done
    Remember how great your asphalt parking lot looked when it was first installed? Like every other aspect of a commercial property, it needs to be maintained to keep it in good condition. If your parking lot is showing signs of wear and tear, parking lot sealcoating is a great way to refresh and protect an asphalt surface. Wondering if your parking lot needs to be seal coated? Understanding what sealcoating is and when is the best time to have it done can help answer that question. What is Sealcoating? Sealcoating sometimes referred to as liquid asphalt, is a protective coating. It is made from a combination of liquid and tiny granular particles. It typically contains oils and materials commonly used in asphalt paving including dissolved asphalt and is applied by spraying or spreading it with a squeegee. The particles fill in small cracks, creating a smooth and level surface. Any large cracks or potholes should be filled before parking lot sealcoating begins. The oils soak into the existing asphalt to replace those that have been depleted. In addition to restoring the asphalt to an ‘almost brand new’ condition, sealcoating protects asphalt surfaces from the sun, water, chemicals, and abrasion caused by ...