You may have noticed that driveways and parking areas get sealcoated every couple of years. Ever wondered what goes into making that decision? With the size of some parking lots, I seems like an overwhelming task. A sealcoating project can take a whole day, including drying time.
Often, one of the most concerning factors to consider is how much it costs to get a sealcoating project completed. Sealcoating a parking lot or driveway is very important so you don’t want to trade bargain for quality.
But, there are several ways you can cut costs of a sealcoating project by avoiding some common mistakes.
Tips to Avoid These Sealcoating Mistakes
- Fill Cracks First
Do not depend on the sealer to fill gaps and cracks; you will need to fill them out properly before applying the sealer.
- Thoroughly Clean the Surface Areas First
Failure to clean the parking lot before applying the sealer is a major mistake. Once you apply it, the sealer won’t stick to any spot that is dirty.
- Mix Well
If you do not stir the water and sealant solids properly, you will not get the optimal sealcoat mixture.
- Use the Right Tools
If you use the wrong applicator, you will waste money. Use the applicator that the manufacturer recommends.
- Plan Properly
Always check the weather before you start sealing; you don’t want it to rain right after you are done with sealcoating.
These are some of the common mistakes that are made when tackling a sealcoating project. Collett Sealcoating has the experience to avoid these and many more possible miscues that could occur during a sealcoating project.