Q: How soon can I have a new driveway sealed?
Q: Why should I get my driveway sealed?
Q: What kind of seal coat is used?
Q: How is the seal coat applied?
Q: What is done to prepare the driveway for the sealing?
Q: What is crackfilling?
Q: Is the crackfiller visible through sealcoat?
Q: When is the best time to have my driveway sealed?
Q: Do I need to be at home for the sealcoating process?
Q: What if it is supposed to rain the day of my appointment?
Q: What are my responsibilities to prepare for the work?
Q: How long should I keep off my driveway?
Q: How often should I seal coat my driveway?
Q: How should I pay for the work?
Q: Do you guarantee your work?



Q: How soon can I have a new driveway sealed?
The recommended waiting time is a minimum of 6 months to 1 year after you have a new driveway installed.


Q: Why should I get my driveway sealed ?
Having your driveway sealcoated doubles the life expectancy of the asphalt. It protects it against the elements like rain, snow, ice and harmful UV rays. It also protects it from gas,oil,antifreeze and any other unexpected spills that could eat away your driveway. If anything does leak on to your driveway it will eat away at the sealer first instead of your driveway.


Q: What kind of seal coat is used?
Most of the driveways in Good to New condition use a Coal Tar Emulsion Sealer. Driveways that need a heavy coat we use a sand mix sealer to fill imperfections where needed.


Q: How is the seal coat applied?
The sealer is Only brush applied, Never sprayed. Brush application is the only way to insure a clean neat job. Spraying leaves an over spray and can get on your bricks, sidewalk and other unwanted areas.


Q: What is done to prepare the driveway for the sealing?
When we arrive the driveway is trimmed of all grass and weeds, and blown free of any dirt or sand. If there are any oil stains we recommend the homeowner wash them down the day before to prevent the stain from coming through the sealer. This is a small time consuming task but it needs to be dry when the sealcoating is done. The cleaner the driveway before we start results in a nicer job when we are finished.


Q: What is crackfilling?
Crack filling fills in any cracks greater than 1/4” wide. All cracks smaller than this will be filled in by the seal coat. Unless specifically stated we do not fill joints between the driveway and cement garage aprons or sidewalks. These areas may be crackfilled upon the customers request at an additional cost. Crack filling does not take the place of patching. Portions of asphalt that have broken away from the driveway or have sunken in can only be re paired by patching.


Q: Is the crackfiller visible through sealcoat?
You will sometimes be able to see the crackfiller through the sealcoating due to the texture difference of the material and driveway. This is unavoidable if you want your driveway to be protected, but we do try to blend it as best as possible.


Q: When is the best time to have my driveway sealed?
Being that sealcoating is a seasonal job, Our work season begins no earlier then April 1st and finishes in Late November depending on the weather. We start out first job at 8:00 AM and finish the day by sunset.


Q: Do I need to be at home for the sealcoating process?
No. You do not need to be present for any of our services. As long as the driveway is not blocked or parked upon, we can do the job while you are at work or on vacation and rope it off with tape and signs to keep people off during the 24 hour drying period.


Q: What if it is supposed to rain the day of my appointment?
We schedule sealcoating jobs 7 days a week (Monday through Sunday) regardless of the predicted weather conditions. The day of the sealcoating appointment we check the weather and go from there. We take into consideration what the local weather stations predict but cannot rely on them. If it is an overcast day sometimes we feel its better to reschedule then to take the chance of rain ruining a job. If by chance it does rain during or right after a job, we have powerwashers to clean any sealer and we recoat the driveway on the next nice day.


Q: What are my responsibilities to prepare for the work?
Please make sure your cars are out of the garage and off the driveway 2 hours before your scheduled appointment on the day the job is to be done. Please keep all pets off the driveway until dry. Lastly, make sure the sprinklers are not scheduled to come on during the 24 hour drying period.


Q: How long should I keep off my driveway?
We recommend a full 24 hours until you can park the cars on the driveway but in most cases you can walk across the driveway if necessary after 5-6 hours on a sunny day.


Q: How often should I seal coat my driveway?
The majority of my customers have their driveway sealed annually, although we suggest you have it done at least every other year to maintain the surface quality throughout the life of your driveway.


Q: How should I pay for the work?
Cash is ok if you are present during the job or you can always pay by check written out to Blacktop Sealcoating and mail it once you are satisfied with our work.


Do you guarantee your work?
All of our work is guaranteed for one year, we take pride in our work and would not have as many repeat customers as we do if they were not fully satisfied with out quality.