Q: Do I need to be home while you are there sealcoating my driveway?

A: No, you do not to take time off work or reschedule your day. Just please make sure that there is nothing on the driveway and that your automatic sprinklers are turned off.

Q: Do I need to do anything to my driveway to prepare for it to be sealcoated?
A: Yes. Please make sure your lawn sprinklers are turned off at least 24 hours before sealing. In order to sealcoat the surface it must be free of excess debris. HD Sealcoating and Paving will use a leaf blower to blow off loose debris and a weed whip to remove grass around the edges and in existing cracks. Excess cleaning done by HD Sealcoating and Paving could result in small extra cleaning fee. 

Q: When is the best time to Sealcoat?

A: Ideally, when it is a dry and sunny day and when temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Q:  Why sealcoat an asphalt driveway?
A:  Air, sunlight, and freezing causes asphalt to oxidize. This results in the asphalt becoming brittle with cracks forming. Gasoline & oil can literally eat away an unprotected driveway. Proper sealcoating prevents this from occurring.

Sealcoating has shown to slow down this process and extend the life of an asphalt driveway dramatically, saving you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

If you live in a cold, snowy region the black color also tends to soak in the heat and melt off the snow faster, so re-sealing that fresh black look every few years will help save your back from shoveling snow. Sealcoating can also give your driveway a beautiful, new, rejuvenated look.

Q: Why does my freshly sealed pavement have white or rust colored stains leaching through the surface?

A: This is a common occurrence with freshly sealed asphalt and not caused by a defect in the sealer or by an error in the application process. This staining is caused by common minerals found in water, gravel, and dirt. Mineral salts and calcium carbonate commonly found in water and soil can dry on the surface as a result of water run-off. They can also be pushed up through the soil and gravel to the asphalt surface. These stains most often occur where there are cracks and are usually white in color. Rusty or brown colored stains are other common colors left behind. These are most commonly caused by residue left from rusty cars or plant byproducts. These stains happen all the time, but are most noticeable on freshly sealed asphalt, due to the higher contrast. These stains will naturally wash away with time.

Q: How long do I need to stay off my driveway after I've had it sealcoated?

​A: We recommend that you avoid driving on it for at least 24-48 hours (drying times vary based on outside temperatures and the amount of direct sunlight the driveway receives).

Q: What if it rains on my scheduled day?

A: We will give you a call as soon as we can to let you know that we will have to reschedule and in most cases will usually give you your rescheduled date when we call.