If you drive the roads of Minnesota, you are already well acquainted with the concept of a pothole. Potholes can be found on every driving surface in the state, and on some roads, potholes seem to cover more surface area than smooth asphalt does. Potholes occur on all roads, but they occur faster in climates that have a wide range of temperature accompanied by snow, rain, and occasional ice storms. Precipitation, whether it falls in liquid or crystallized form, is all water. Water is considered the universal solvent.
Oil spots can be a real headache for driveway or parking lot owners. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they’re also unsightly – staining asphalt surfaces or creating potholes in pavement. A seal coating treatment will protect your investment in paving by shielding it from oil spots. But what if there’s oil on asphalt?
Cleaning fresh oil slicks/stains: At this point, the oil has only stained the pavement and can be removed through surface cleaning.
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
Many businesses, trying to gain an advantage over their competitors, will make claims about their products or services matching or being better than the industry leader’s products or services. Seal King is one of those industry leaders that is often used as a comparison point for competitors who simply cannot match our quality, but who keep trying to persuade customers that they can. So, what is it that makes Seal King different–and by ‘different,’ we mean better–than our competitors? First, we start with better raw materials. The mixture of concentrated sealer, water, coal slag, blackening agents, and other additives is fairly standard across the asphalt sealant industry
Many people anticipate winter to make driving to work more challenging, with potholes often appearing due to snowfall that causes major disruptions in our daily lives. Severe snowstorms not only leave roads messy, but they also expose asphalt pavement to cracks and potholes – leaving homeowners, businesses, and municipalities with few options for preventive maintenance from these cracks and potholes. But what can residential homeowners, associations, businesses, and municipalities do about it?
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
When you see evidence of problems with an area of asphalt, you may assume that the only thing that can be done to repair it, is to replace it. In fact, there are many local companies that will tell you that is exactly the case. Seal King takes this one step further. We can not only repair or replace an asphalt surface, but we can also help you prevent asphalt problems from ever occurring in the first place. Our professional sealcoating services will protect the asphalt
Asphalt pavements will begin to show wear over time. Potholes, cracks and crumbling edges are not only unsightly but also dangerous to drive on, walk or play on. Potholes, cracks, crumbling edges and uneven surfaces can also be a safety hazard for business owners.
Paving over old asphalt can be tempting. It seems quicker, easier, and more affordable. It’s better to remove the old asphalt if you don’t want to do it again in a few more years. To be able to withstand foot and vehicle traffic, asphalt needs a solid base.
It may be the dead of winter right now, but soon enough all of the snow will melt, the temperatures will begin to rise, and we will find ourselves on the verge of spring. With that comes more light during the day, flowers blooming, grass growing but also a large number of potholes. The winter weather does significant damage to the asphalt surfaces in our area. Moisture finds its way beneath the surface and causes cracks which get bigger and bigger and lead to nasty potholes. These potholes can appear in your driveway, sidewalk, parking lot or anywhere else on your property with asphalt.
There may not be much you can do about these cracks and potholes now, but as the snow melts and the temperatures rise, it will be the perfect time to repair your asphalt surfaces to prevent driving and walking hazards for your guests
Owning or managing a business requires a lot of juggling. Payroll, pricing, accounting, human resources, marketing, and much more. If you own a brick-and-mortar business of any kind of traffic, you are also responsible for making sure the exterior of your property is clean and looks its best. Your asphalt surfaces around your business are one important part of the exterior of your commercial property. If you are noticing discoloration, cracks, potholes or other weathering, it may be time to consider asphalt repair and/or professional sealcoating services to protect your asphalt for the years ahead