• Pavement Sealer Questions
  • Hot Asphalt Repair Questions
  • Crack Repair Questions
  • Line Striping Questions
  • Business Owner Concerns
  • Customer Responsibilities
1) Why should I have my pavement sealcoated?

Besides making your pavement look brand new again, pavement sealer protects asphalt pavements from the destructive elements of weather, gas, oil, antifreeze, and many other chemicals that could damage the paved surface.

2) The company that paved my driveway told me not to get it sealed. Why is that?

Some pavers do not understand the benefits of sealcoating, as they are not in that business. They are in the asphalt installation business. It is also to their benefit that your driveway deteriorates so that they may come back and pave it again in the near future.

3) Why not seal the driveway myself?

Pavestar has been sealing driveways for many years. The average home owner does not do enough driveways in his lifetime to become proficient at it. The specific application rate is easier achieved by spraying as opposed to rolling. You will have a cleaner, more even looking driveway and more time to relax!

4) How often should pavement be sealcoated?

Asphalt pavements should be sealcoated every one to two years.

5) Are store bought brands of pavement sealer of the same quality that you offer?

No...All brands of pavement sealer are definitely not equal! Pavestar's sealcoating is vastly superior to the materials available at home improvement stores. The sealer we use is commercial grade and offers greater protection.

1) There are some small holes in my pavement, what can be done?

We can repair these holes with hot mix asphalt. Small pothole repairs in home driveways can usually be accomplished at a minimal cost. More extensive asphalt repairs may require saw cutting and removal.

2) Can depressions in my driveway be repaired without saw cutting and removal?

Yes...in many situations a thin hot asphalt overlay is sufficient to take care of the depression.

3) Will hot asphalt overlays stay in place?

Yes...First, the pavement surface is cleaned, then chalk lines are snapped around the perimeter of the depressed area for a neat appearance. A bonding agent is then applied. This allows the hot asphalt patch to remain in place for the life of the driveway.

1) Can pavement sealer fill cracks in the pavement?

No... Pavement sealer will not fill cracks in the pavement. Crack repairs must be performed before the sealcoating is applied.

2) What is hot pour crack filling?

Hot pour crack filler is a flexible, rubber-like product that is used to repair cracks in asphalt pavements. It starts out as a solid, rubber block or cube, which is melted down, in a special kettle. Once melted, the crack filler is applied over cracks in the asphalt pavement as a flat strip.

3) What is the difference between hot pour and cold pour crack fillers?

Hot pour crack filler is applied hot. It then cools to a pliable, rubber like consistency allowing it to expand and contract with the crack. Cold pour crack filler can be a water or asphalt based product, that is applied to cracks in liquid form and then dries to a solid. Cold pour crack fillers may not perform as well as hot pour crack fillers due to their lack of flexibility when dried, but cold pour also has a smaller chance of being messy due to its ability to be poured out of a fine spout. Typically hot pour would be used in a commercial application and cold pour would be used residentially.

1) I would like the same exact striping layout repainted after sealcoating. Is this possible?

Yes...we can replace your existing line striping layout exactly where it was before sealcoating.

2) Can I change to a different striping layout?

Yes... we can change your line striping layout if you wish. Custom logos are also available.

3) Which paint colors are available?

Standard paint colors are traffic yellow, white or blue. We usually replace the same color lines that were originally present.

1) What are the best weather conditions for applying pavement sealer?

Pavement sealer is best applied when the surface temperature is 10 degrees or higher. The asphalt surface should be completely dry before application and the winds calm. Therefore, obtaining an accurate weather forecast is essential.

1) A vehicle leaked fluids on the new coating; what should you do?

If oil, gasoline, anti-freeze, or any other petroleum product or chemical should leak onto your newly sealcoated surface, the best way to treat it is to apply a quantity of oil dry, cat litter, or even dry sand to the spill in order to absorb it. Work the material into the spill with a broom and scoop it up with a shovel for proper disposal. Although you will most likely be left with a stain on the driveway, the sealcoating will help protect the underlying asphalt pavement from damage.