It is important to properly clean all surfaces of the asphalt that require sealer. This can be achieved in most parking lots by using wire brooms, backpack blowers and power sweeping machines. Sometimes, if the asphalt is really dirty it will need to be power washed first. If the crevasses and holes within your asphalt are brown with dust and dirt, then some type of water washing will need to occur in order for the sealcoat to properly bond to or "stick" to the asphalt.
Stripe 'N' Seal takes pride in the word PREPARATION. We strive to clean every square foot of asphalt that is to be sealed, by any means necessary. In order for sealcoat to stick well to your asphalt it needs to be cleaned and prepared properly before hand. Sealcoat that has been applied to dirty asphalt will flake off in pieces. Once the sealer has flaked off it is gone for good, and your maintenance dollars have been wasted. Knowing how to properly prepare your asphalt before it is sealed is key to getting a good, long lasting job. After all, sealcoat can serve its purpose under the right sticky situation!
|Using backpack blowers and scrapers to remove debris from the asphalt|
|Cleaning dirt from cracks in the asphalt|