Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to stay off my driveway?
In full sun, you can walk on your driveway in 2-4 hours. You cannot drive on it for 24 hours. In the spring and fall, 48 hours is recommended. Although it dries in 24-48 hours, it takes 30 days to cure so no harsh chemicals or turning tires without the car moving. After we have finished applying the pavement sealer, we will block the entrance with barricade tape.
When I park on my pavement, why do tire marks appear?
Because the sealcoat takes time to fully cure, tire marks sometimes appear one (1) to two (2) weeks after the sealcoat is applied, especially during humid summer months. After the sealcoat cures, the tire marks will disappear.
When is the best time of year to sealcoat?
Sealcoating must be performed when the temperature is about 50 degrees overnight. This means that the best time to sealcoat is between the months of April and October.
My pavement has some depressions that hold water; will sealer fix this?
No; pavement sealer will not fill depressions or holes in the asphalt pavement. These types of repairs should be performed in advance using hot asphalt pavement.
How soon can new pavement be sealcoated?
Newly paved asphalt surfaces should not be sealcoated until they have sufficient time to cure. Curing allows the excess oils that are always present in new asphalt pavements to diminish through a process called oxidation. This process can take 90 days depending on the percentage of oil present in the new pavement. We usually recommend that a new asphalt pavement to cure one year. This ensures that the surface will be properly cured when pavement sealer is applied.
Do I need to be home?
No you do not need to be present for any of our services. Since your driveway is easily accessible to Pro Seal and Paint we can estimate, prepare, and seal your driveway while you are at work or on vacation. Just be sure that there are no vehicles, etc. left on the driveway and any automatic sprinklers are deactivated the night before any work is scheduled.