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Sealcoating your pavement improves safety and saves your business money, but only if a qualified contractor does the job. When considering sealcoating contractors, ask the following questions to help you find before you hire:

How much sand is in your sealer?

Sand plays a crucial role in pavement sealer, providing the finished product with enough traction to prevent pedestrian and auto accidents. Sealcoating contractors’ products should contain at least four pounds of dry, clean silica sand for every gallon of sealer. Any less is unsafe.

Which additives do you use?

Sealer additives may provide a variety of different properties, from helping the pavement resist skid marks to making the sealer dry more quickly and effectively. None of these are essential, but you should know whether you’re getting them ahead of time so that you can properly evaluate the product.

What hours do you work, and how long will the job take?

The best sealcoating contractors will work at times that are convenient to your company and can do the job quickly without sacrificing quality. Such contractors will minimize the cost of wasted time and disruption to your business.

May I speak to your past clients?

Quality sealcoating contractors will have nothing to hide, and should be happy to provide as many references as you desire.  If possible, speak to at least two companies who have worked with the contractor within the past six months. If a contractor will not provide references, don’t hire them.

What other services do you provide?

Before you apply a sealer, you will need to fix any cracks or oil spots in the pavement. If the sealcoating contractor can do this for you as well, they will be able to provide more consistent service. They may also be willing to give you a better deal for ordering all of these services together.

For more information on sealcoating, paving, and otherwise enhancing your property, visit our website today.

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