• Do not park on a freshly sealed parking lot or drive for 24 to 48 hours.
  • It is imperative to keep the barricade in place until the sealer has cured.
  • Your paving professional can give you a more specific time frame based on weather conditions and other factors.
  • You should be able to walk on the surface soon after it is dry but care should be taken in very hot weather.
  • Check your shoe soles for residue the first day or so.

frequently asked questions 

New asphalt requires one year to cure. Seal the surface for the first time after one year has passed. Sealer should be applied every two to three years. Sealer must be applied in mild to warm temperatures and on a dry day for a proper cure.

QUESTIONS?

What is asphalt?

Asphalt also has other designations:

  • Bitumen
  • Blacktop
  • Hot mix
  • Macadam
  • Pitch
  • Plant mix
  • Tarmac

The number of chemicals in asphalt are complex. Naturally occurring asphalts have been used for thousands of years around the world in various applications. Modern asphalt materials are made by processing crude petroleum in several steps. Liquid asphalt is mixed with aggregate such as crushed rock and sand to create asphalt concrete.

How often should I seal my drive?

What is sealcoat?

Care of your aspahlt drive/parking lot:

  • Park in a different spot every day to balance the pressure.
  • Avoid driving or parking along the edges, which are weaker and prone to cracking.
  • Use plywood to distribute weight under jack stands and vehicles that are driven infrequently.
  • Place a drip pan under vehicles that leak oil or other fluids.
  • Take care with kickstands, high heels, and other narrow objects that are under high pressure—particularly in summer, when asphalt softens.
  • Use a hose to water your pavement on hot, sunny days.
  • Apply the first sealcoat after about a year.



Sealers typically consist of an acrylic or asphalt emulsion combined with polymers, sand, clay, water, and other additives.

Driving, parking  and walking on your freshly sealed drive.

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