Your driveway is under constant stress from the elements, and in Minnesota, the elements tend to add something extra to the mix. What that means is that driveways take a beating. It is one thing to withstand the weight and friction of vehicles that weigh multiple thousands of pounds, but Minnesota’s weather adds insult to injury with its massive annual temperature ranges and the intensity created by rain, snow, and ice. We have come a long way from the days when homeowners considered it an upgrade to go from dirt parking areas to gravel
If you own a home, you have likely heard someone refer to it as your most important investment. It is true that generally speaking, our homes can generally be sold for more than we purchase them for – so in that way, we are investing in our future when we buy a home. Sadly, though, sometimes the term ‘investment,’ at least as it relates to owning a home, can sometimes be more of a euphemism for having to spend a lot of money on maintenance and repairs. There are still aspects of owning a home, however, that are true investments that add value to your home and property, and a sealcoated driveway by Seal King is one of them.
Some of our customers contact us for our sealcoating services not because their driveways are damaged and are in need
Making an investment in the exterior of your home or property is important to keeping it looking its best and preventing problems from occurring. You may need to invest in a new roof, siding, improvements for your deck, repairs to your windows, or doors periodically. One of the things that you likely look for when making these investments in your home is the quality of the materials used. After all, when you live in the Upper Midwest, the exterior of your home
Your driveway is an investment. It was likely costly to have the driveway cut and poured, making it a solid financial investment, but it was also chosen amongst the vast array of material choices you could have chosen for the front of your home or business, making it a solid investment aesthetically. Because of these facts, you want to keep it looking its best for years to come. However, like anything that is exposed to the element’s day in and day out, weather takes its toll. Even the best laid asphalt driveways will get cracks in it, over time. Repairing cracks, as you encounter them, and before sealcoating
When you hire someone to complete a job on the exterior of your home or business, you need to be sure that the job will be done well, and that the company will make good on their promises for quality. It’s a leap of faith really. You want to hire a company that will not cut corners, will complete the work thoroughly and completely, and stick to the price that they have quoted you. You must trust that the company you hire will do what they say. Hiring a company for sealcoating services is no different. Your driveway, sidewalks and parking lots if you own your own business are an important part of making a good first impression. Seal King is a leader in professional sealcoating services in the entire Upper Midwest. We have built our reputation on these three things:
Our driveways are used multiple times a day by multiple vehicles not to mention that these areas also get significant foot traffic. Over time an asphalt driveway can look worn out, discolored, brittle and develop cracks and even potholes. Harsh weather including rain, sunlight, snow and ice contribute to this deterioration over time. This can make your driveway – the entry to your home – a safety hazard, not to mention an eye sore. Seal King has many convenient locations all over Minnesota and can provide professional driveway repair for your residential property
Seal King has been serving Minnesota and the surrounding states for more than 31 years. In that time, we have worked hard to set ourselves apart from our competitors and provide high quality service, affordable pricing and attention to detail. One huge reason that we have been so successful is because of the unique hot mix sealer that we use for our residential and commercial professional sealcoating jobs. We custom blend our sealer using the highest quality raw products, high performance additives, and blackening agents. We mix these ingredients together with our state-of-the-art tools including mixing equipment and pumps, to produce the perfect mix every time. One of the main differences about our process is that we heat the water that we add to the concentrated sealer to 110-130 degrees, which allows for a much better blend. No other company has a product like ours!
Even the most durable materials can be affected by the Minnesota freezing winter temperatures. The asphalt in a driveway is no exception to this and is most likely to sustain damage during the long winter months. Considering that the absolute minimum temperature that sealcoating can be applied is 50oF, there are some things you can do to prepare your driveway for the season ahead of time. The professionals at Seal King want to help ensure that your driveway is ready for the Minnesota winter season and maintains its structural integrity as long as possible.
As we make our final plans for the summer, we start to look ahead to the fall which brings school for the kids, a more regular family routine and, of course, changes in temperatures. These changes to the weather mean that we will need to put extra blankets on our beds, turn on the heat inside our homes, wear jackets in the fall and eventually winter coats, hats and gloves. The asphalt on our property
When we have lived in our home for a long period of time, it is easy not to see the gradual wear and tear that is caused by Minnesota weather or just time. For example, foot and vehicle traffic go across your driveway multiple times a day, every day of the year, slowly wearing down the asphalt surface. This, combined with normal weathering from the rain, snow, ice, sunlight and wind can change the color and texture of your asphalt and leave it cracked and brittle. You may not even be able to remember what your driveway looked like years ago