Frequently Asked Questions

new jersey sealcoating


Absolutely not! We precisely manufacture and apply TITAN XTREME ASPHALT SEALER, a proprietary, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, polymer modified sealer that will outlast any regular sealer available and that includes coal tar based sealers.
The high PAH (poly aromatic hydrocarbons) levels found in coal tar based sealer have been found to be cancer causing.

Have you ever have sealcoating done and there is an awful smell even after it's dry? That's napthalene, a nasty, cancer causing chemical that's present in all coal tar sealers "evaporating" into the atmosphere. This can happen weeks and even months after application and can also cause skin rashes, eye irritation and headaches. This is to what VOC ( Volatile Organic Compounds) refers.

https://www2.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/youre-standing-on-it-health-risks-of-coal-tar-pavement-sealcoat/
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We're a family owned and operated business that specializes in superior, eco-friendly asphalt maintenance while providing great service with fair pricing. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an A rating with Angie's List.
Sealcoating is a maintenance act similar to changing the oil in your car. How often depends on many variables but generally:

  • For a driveway every 2-4 years.
  • Commercial life depend on applications, traffic volume and formula of sealer requested, etc. Could be anywhere from 2-6 years. Our facility allows us to customize the formula based upon your particular asphalt condition. Please contact us for more details.
Cracks are mostly caused by shifting of the ground. First we'll clean all cracks, then we'll seal larger (3/8' and up) cracks using a rubberized material heated to almost 400 degrees and pouring that material into the crack, then topping it with a black sand like material. For smaller cracks a very thick material is applied to help cover and stabilize those areas.
Surface cracks are typically small fissures that appear in the asphalt surface. Crack sealers aren't an appropriate remedy. Our sealcoating will seal these areas but they can't be "filled" so the finish may not be smooth.
Sealers are designed to "soak into" and bond with the asphalt. The only remedy for a rough surface, low spot (bird bath) or other defect is re-paving.
Because the sealcoating material contains a fine grit to give it a durable non-slip surface, you may see some scuffing of the grit, much as you would when rubbing sandpaper. Please be extra careful turning your steering wheel sharply (k-turns) when your car or mower is idling or moving slowly, this can also cause tire tracks. These marks will blend in over several weeks and are neither a problem nor indication of any lifting.
Weather conditions like freeze/thaw, direct strong sunlight, high volume traffic, forceful snow removal, heavily shaded areas and standing water and ice.