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How many coats of sealer should I use on my driveway or parking lot?

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Uncategorized

How many coats of sealer ? That’s one of the biggest questions we get asked on a regular basis . We thought we would explore the idea a little deeper and hopefully offer you some insight into what we recommend and what most manufacturers suggest.
 
There are many factors that come into play when deciding how many coats of sealer you should apply to your asphalt parking lot or driveway. Is it new asphalt? Has it ever been sealed before? High traffic area?  So lets dig in.
 
If you have a new asphalt driveway we here at ClearChoice Sealing & Striping recommend that you wait 6-9 months before applying any type of sealer. This will allow the asphalt time to cure.  If it is new asphalt that is properly cured a 2 coat application will give you the most bang for your buck . We also recommend a 2 coat application for any parking lot that has a high traffic load.
 
Why 2 coats you ask? Well if you look at your parking lot you will see that it is rough consisting of as we call it hills and valleys. So when the first coat is applied it will settle into the valleys leaving a thinner coat of sealer on the tops of the hills. These “hills” begin to wear immediately with traffic. As your tires drive across those hills and polish the sealer thus causing premature wear. Once you add the second coat you start to even out the surface and provide a “wear ” coat that will allow the sealer to wear at a more even rate. 1 coat applications usually need re-coating in 2-3 yrs and a 2 coat process can last 5 years or longer.
 
Most residential drives only see light traffic and once they have the first 2 coat application you can then begin to applying 1 coat of sealer every 3-5 years. I hope this has answered some of those questions. Don’t forget to check us out at www.sealcoatpaducah.com or on Facebook at ClearChoice Sealing & Striping or Instagram at Sealcoatkid. Have a great weekend!!!sealcoating

 

 

 

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  • Warren and the guys at Clear Choice are very professional from estimate to finish. Very impressed with their quality of work.

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    Jon Polk
    8/25/2019
  • positive review These guys are awesome. Very friendly and they do exactly what they say they are going to do.
    I’ll definitely ask them to come back the next time I need my driveway sealed.

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    Mark Perkins
    7/13/2020
  • We have used them twice. They did a great job sealing our driveway!!!

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    Connie Myatt Dalton
    7/19/2018
  • Very professional and accommodating. Great workmanship and attention to detail. Would and will use again!

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    Paul Ludovissie
    6/03/2020
  • Honesty and Qualiy is the name at CCS. Warren and crew have always done us well for our rental properties. They aren’t the cheapest around, but the quality is absolutely the best you can get. Nobody cares more than they do.

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    Nick Howell
    3/22/2018
  • Great job. Very professional. And a great price.

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    Gene Kennedy
    8/05/2020
  • I had a new driveway put in about 1 1/2 years ago. Last fall, Clear choice sealed my new driveway....did an outstanding job and were very meticulous and professional. Very careful to not have residue splatter on our house and took their time....very satisfied with Clear Choice. Still looks great! Would not hesitate to call on them again!!

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    Curtis Phillips
    2/20/2018
  • Dependable, trustworthy, quality work! What more can you ask for

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    Brent Ballard
    6/06/2018
  • Warren and his dad sealed my driveway and filled the cracks in my driveway today and did a great job. I would highly recommended them to anyone.

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    Davey Martin
    5/10/2017
  • positive review Very professional, and they did a outstanding job, will most definitely use them again!

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    Cody Clark
    6/27/2020
  • Warren is professional start to finish. You can’t go wrong using Clear Choice on your properties. Call him! You’ll thank me later.

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    Doug Husbands
    6/15/2019
  • positive review all work he does. Warren takes pride in his work. He is the guy to do your seal coating.

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    Ronnie Harvell
    7/19/2018
  • positive review Clear Choice was recommended by a friend. They resealed our driveway today and did a great job at a good price.

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    Stan-Brenda Lane Bohannon
    6/21/2019
  • positive review Very good job at my home today! Highly recommend!!

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    Mark Nall
    5/02/2020
  • Warren was very easy to work with. He even accommodated my schedule and chatted through Facebook to set up a day to quote then seal our driveway. Super awesome job done and they went above and beyond filling some cracks and other small things to make sure it looked great! I know who we will use from now on!

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    Mandy Hall Gruber
    5/22/2017
  • Great asphalt company. The only one I trust. They respond to calls, and always offer suggestions. They aren't the cheapest, but are sure the best. You get what you pay for with Clear Choice. Thanks guys!

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    3/16/2018