10 Questions to ask your Sealcoating Contractor
1. Is your company licensed and fully insured?
2. Do you require cash up front?
3.What materials do you offer to your customers?
4. What is the expected wear life of your materials?
5. How do you apply your materials?
6. What other jobs have you completed in the area and in the past 3 years?
7. What type of equipment do you use to apply materials?
8. What do you do to prepare the surface prior to sealing it?
9. How long will it take you to complete the work?
10. How long must I stay off the pavement after sealcoating?
Hay Sealcoating's Answers
1. Yes! Certificate of insurance is available upon request. PA Home improvement contractor license #1330993.
2. Cash up front is NEVER required. We will mail or E-mail you an invoice. Payment is due upon receipt.
3. We offer the highest rated sealer on the market, Tarconite from Neyra Industries. Tarconite meets and exceeds rigorous FAA requirements for airport pavements and meets Government and ASTM Specifications. Our mixture contains 70% sealer, 30% water, 3-5 lbs of Silica Sand per gallon.
4. Every application is different, though we expect our materials to last 2-3 years.
5. We are capable of applying sealer by hand with brushes as well as spray type applications.
6. We partner with homeowners, property managers and municipalities. Just ask, and we will gladly share our references with you!
7. We use 500 Gallon, power agitated sealcoat machines. If your contractor does NOT have a machine continuously mixing the sealer, send them packing!
8. Prior to sealcoating we prep the pavement by edging all grass and using brooms and blowers to remove all dirt/debris from the pavement.
9. Every job is different, but in most residential cases we are typically on site for 1-3 hours, your presence during application is not necessary.
10. For best results, we recommend keeping vehicles off the pavement for a minimum of 48 hours. The sealer has cure time of 4 or more weeks. Tire marks caused by power steering will fade away after the cure time.