There comes a time when you have to make an informed decision about how to properly maintain your facility’s surfaces whether asphalt or concrete. Atlantic Souther Paving and Sealcoasting can help prevent you from paying far too much, getting an inferior job quality, and making a bad decision. Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about sealcoating Weston for commercial properties.
What happens if the price is just too good to pass up?
Having a low priced bid might be tempting, don’t make an impulsive decision that is based purely on price as this can cost you dearly down the road. Save money by hiring a well know paving company this is established. Make sure they have a valid contractor’s license and are fully insured. Make sure the company is review well by their client. Google My Business is a great measuring tool for this. Do they have a local address, a well-developed website, and national references? It never hurts to get more than one bid and measure each company thoroughly. Keep in mind that generally, you get what you pay for.
Should we have this sealant applied every year?
Not always but in highly trafficked areas this is common practice. Although some asphalt paving companies might lead you to believe that you should sealcoat every year, sealcoating your asphalt surface too much can lead to problems. The first two coats of sealer applied to your asphalt are what protect it. Any additional coats are generally just for cosmetic purposes.
Should we seal our asphalt in the winter?
It is not appropriate to seal coat asphalt in colder weather. The sealer will dry too slowly causing it to peel, flake, or get streaks in the finish. The job needs to be done in hot temperatures, above 90 degrees, a good paving contractor will spray the surface with a light mist of water to cool the asphalt before applying the seal coat. Doing so will cool the surface considerably. Ideal temperatures to apply seal coat are between sixty and ninety degrees.
Can we just hire labors and have them sealcoat the asphalt pavement?
Adding up the total costs of undertaking this project will give you the answer to this question. Basically, it’s going to end up costing you more and more than likely will not be thrilled with the results. Not only will sealer, sold by the pale, cost as much as five times more from the national box stores, but it also is not the high quality as a professionally mixed commercial sealer. The tools required for sealcoating are often not only bulky but expensive and may not be of professional grade to perform the task properly. Prior to the asphalt sealcoating, the surface must be thoroughly cleaned – a hose and leaf blower won’t deliver the professional results of a commercial blower and industrial washer. When you add in your time and labor, and the fact that you’ll probably ruin any shot at being profitable – it really adds up fast. Using a professional, paving and seal coating company will only cost you a few dollars more than it would do it yourself, and you’ll be much more satisfied with the job when complete.
A well-paved asphalt surface can last 20-40 years if maintained at proper intervals. Save money by hiring a reputable, paving, or sealing contractor. They can develop a strategy to maintain your pavement. Spending a little more now can save you a lot down the road for your Sealcoating Weston needs.
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