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
It would be ideal if sealcoating a driveway or parking lot could be done regardless of the weather, but such is not the case. While the weather doesn’t have to be perfect, there are certain conditions that must be met for the sealcoating process to be as successful as possible.
Temperatures: For sealcoat applications to be effective, the outside air temperature should be at least 50oF or more for a period of at least 24-hours. This is to ensure that the ground temperatures are high enough to allow the
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:
Seal King protects and beautifies your most expensive investments. For most people, their most expensive investment is their home. If you own a home and also own and/or run a business in western Wisconsin, you may have two major investments. If your business is the brick-and-mortar type, that relies on customer traffic, a parking lot is almost always necessary to facilitate a successful business day.
Seal King started out many years ago as a small, local business in Lakeville, Minnesota. We started out focusing on residential sealcoating services in 1991 and grew over the years to serve clients in Iowa and Wisconsin as well. In addition to residential sealcoating services, we also complete commercial projects, asphalt repair and garage apron repair. Our goal is to help protect the asphalt on your property from weathering, traffic and damage that can come from years of normal wear and tear. Sealcoating adds a layer of protection to your asphalt and can prevent cracks and holes that can develop.
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 you look out your window at your driveway, you may be wondering how to protect your investment and maintain its appeal and durability. Sealcoating is a type of sealant used to protect asphalt pavements. In conjunction with crack repair, sealcoating keeps your driveway strong and intact when applied every two to three years. It serves as a protective barrier against the elements and vehicle traffic. Sealcoating also enhances the appearance of pavement with an even black finish. There are a few things to know about sealcoating before you start:
Sealcoating is not a one-time structural repair that can restore damaged asphalt. If your driveway has cracks or prior repairs, they will still be visible after sealcoating. While your driveway will be black after the application, sealcoating cannot “smooth out” rough areas or fill cracks larger than ¼” wide.
Have you ever looked closely at your driveway? If it is several years old, and you look closely, you may notice discoloration, some small cracks in areas and a change in texture. It may look brittle, worn and even stained in spots. As untreated asphalt ages and is continually exposed to the elements (including sun, rain, snow, ice), it will begin to look weathered. The cracks can get larger and larger and become potholes that are unsafe for your vehicle to drive over and unsightly for your guests.
Now that the temperatures are finally warm enough for the snow to have melted and for us to be outside on a regular basis, we can see with our own eyes the damage caused by the harsh winter weather. You may notice that the siding on your house is damaged, you may want to get your roof checked for damage and you may find that your driveway or asphalt sidewalks have many more cracks and potholes than a few short months ago. Seal King is here to help. We can repair the damage done to your driveway, sidewalks, garage apron and other asphalt surfaces and then apply a high quality protective sealer that will help protect the area for years to come.
The end of winter is just a few weeks away, but given the weather we’ve been having, it already feels a bit like spring. It’s the time of year where our thoughts turn from winter property maintenance to springtime property improvements. And while you’re planting new flowers and putting up a new coat of paint, spare a thought for your driveway. After a harsh winter, you can help restore your property to its former glory through a process known as driveway sealcoating.
Sealcoating involves adding a thin layer of sealing liquid over a paved surface to protect against the damage caused by rain, snow, sunlight, and vehicle fluids. It won’t repair cracks in the driveway, but it will prevent future damage and extend the life of your asphalt. Other benefits include water and oil repellent, one of the biggest factors in driveway deterioration