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
One of the most common questions that we receive is whether sealcoating is a necessary service. If you live in the Upper Midwest, the answer is a definitive yes. The harsh weather wears down asphalt over time, causing discoloration, cracks, and even holes. This is caused by moisture getting underneath the surface. Sealcoating protects your asphalt from this moisture, from sunlight, and from excessive foot or car traffic over time. Seal King offers high quality professional sealcoating services for residential and commercial customers all over the Midwest. We can complete any necessary asphalt repairs and then apply the very best sealer on the market so that you get the most from your investment. After all…your driveway is one of the first things that a guest sees when they come to your home or business
Now that springtime is upon us, we face the inevitable April showers and the start of the rainy season. This means that asphalt driveways and parking lots will be drowned in a good bit of water over the coming months. Without a good sealant, this water could seep further down into the underlying foundation of the asphalt and create more cracks and/or potholes. Help to protect your asphalt investment by getting the surface seal coated. This sealant will provide excellent protection of the underlying asphalt from the excess water.
As the area begins to thaw out, we turn our attention away from snow, ice, shoveling the sidewalks and scraping our cars to spending more time outdoors without heavy coats, gloves and boots. It might not be quite time to shed those layers yet, but one thing that we can begin to think about is what things will look like without all of the snow around. Green grass, flowers in bloom and warmer temperatures are very appealing, but there are other issues that may be revealed when the snow melts. Seal King fields so many calls in the early spring about new potholes, cracks and damage to asphalt and sidewalks.
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:
Seal King works hard to stand out from the competition. One thing that we take pride in is never cutting corners when it comes to the quality of work we provide. We are guided by a very careful and consistent sealcoating process so that we can ensure that we never miss a step and will provide you with the best work possible. Our process consists of 10 important steps including:
1. Preparing the area that we will seal: Prepping the area that we plan to sealcoat is one of the most important parts of the sealcoating process. We use a power edger and make sure
Establishing a long-term approach to a property’s pavement maintenance plan will not only build strong visual appeal, but it will also ultimately help extend the life of the parking lot. A proactive approach to maintenance helps property and facility managers reduce potential costs and liabilities. Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of a property’s maintenance plan with benefits that attract patrons and reduce costs.
Many people do not know what sealcoating really is much less whether they might need it for their property. We often get questions about the basics of the process and are happy to answer questions and help you determine if your property might benefit from sealcoating services. Owning a property in Minnesota – commercial or residential – means taking care of asphalt in one way or another. Whether it is a driveway, a parking lot, or a sidewalk, asphalt can deteriorate
Delivering exceptional service and utilizing the highest quality sealcoating products on every project that we take on is always a priority for our team at Seal King Professional Sealcoating. Whether you are in need of residential or commercial sealcoating services in Minnesota, our team can handle your needs with ease.
Sure, there may be other sealcoating companies around the area offering sealcoating services, but chances are that they provide an inferior product when compared to our high-quality sealcoating services for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, experience goes a long way in this industry. Our sealcoating experts have been performing sealcoating services for 30 years. During this time, we’ve overcome all of the obstacles that you could think of when it comes to sealcoating
You might be surprised to learn that it is not necessarily the harsh cold temperatures that can negatively impact your asphalt surface. It is the freeze-thaw cycle that happens continuously all winter long. When ice and snow begin to melt, it creates pooling water on asphalt surfaces, which can compromise the integrity of the surface. Expanding water in small potholes and cracks can increase pressure, creating cracks and can cause further damage to your asphalt