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Seal Coating Faq

It is a process very similar to house painting. Your asphalt driveway may become weak due to sun exposure, oil spills or heavy traffic. The process of seal coating includes applying a coal tar emulsion or asphalt to help protect it from these damaging elements.

Sealcoating acts as a protective shield and covers surface voids. When you seal coat your driveway the exposure to UV rays and oxygen reduces the possibility of gas or oil penetrating your asphalt. It is also a great waterproofing material.

Sealcoating should be done at temperatures starting at 10 degrees Celsius and rising. When done in colder temperatures than this, the seal coat may not adhere to the asphalt properly.

Sealcoating should be done every 3 – 5 years depending on weather conditions and the amount of use your asphalt surface gets.

During the warmer months the drying time can take 3 hours or less and 8 hours or more during the cooler months.

This is a very effective method of maintaining your asphalt product since it slows down the effects of UV light, oxidation, and provides a barrier against petroleum and other harmful elements.

It is recommended that you wait for a minimum of 1 – 2 days before using the driveway. This may decrease or increase depending on the weather and the amount of shade that is covering your driveway.

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Besides repairs and any crack filling, the surface will need to be clean and free of oils. We will eradicate weeds, but the client will be responsible for edging lawns, borders, etc.

The sealcoating material takes time to cure. As this is the case, tire marks would sometimes appear after it has been applied. This normally disappears after 1 to 2 weeks once it completely cures.

Sealcoating is best done during the summer months. However, the spring and fall often have days warm enough for seal coating.

Definitely. Proper crack repair conducted may double the life of your pavement.

It is best to have them sealed immediately. If left unsealed, moisture will penetrate, weakening the pavement and the sub-base causing further deterioration in the asphalt.

We should remember that seal coating is a cosmetic process and not a way of structural repair. If your payment requires crack sealing or patching, these should be done prior to seal coating.

Once completed, your asphalt will have a uniform black color. The change is quite dramatic, and curb appeal skyrockets (without breaking the bank).

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Safety is Our Priority

To our valued customers

As a company, we prioritise health and safety for our employees and most importantly, our customers. We would like to assure you that we work under strict compliance with the BC Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and adheres to the guidelines provided by Health Canada and the World Health Organization regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our business procedures, including estimating, collections, on site work procedures and overall customer interaction have been adjusted to ensure a healthy interaction between our employees and customers:

Our employees have been educated with regards to the health and safety requirements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We make sure that they strictly adhere to the following:

Our company representative will contact the customer before starting the project to ensure a safe environment for our workers:

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will ensure that all policies and preventive measures are adhered to. We also would like to encourage you to be up to date with COVID-19 pandemic by visiting the Health Canada’s website and watching the daily news.

If you have queries and concerns regarding the above practice, please feel free to contact us at 778.855.0513 or send an email to [email protected]. Be assured that we will continue to be at our best in providing a safe and healthy work environment.

Thank you.

Burnaby Blacktop Ltd.