Driveway Sealcoating in Minneapolis
Your asphalt driveway is an investment worth protecting. Driveway sealcoating makes your driveway safer, increases the resale value of your home and most importantly adds years of life to your driveway.
We at Erickson Asphalt Services have earned our reputation over the past 30 years as an industry leader in providing asphalt services. As a residential sealcoating company, we’ve helped thousands of customers protect their driveway and let it serve them for years to come.
You deserve to get unmatched craftsmanship and only the best equipment and materials when working with a driveway sealer and that’s what we bring to the table.
Why Should I Sealcoat My Driveway?
Assuming that the initial asphalt pavement was designed and constructed properly, the primary cause of failure is the penetration of water into the asphalt base. This process begins with the oxidation of the pavement surface which causes the asphalt to dry and become brittle, this leads to the erosion of the top layer of fine particles and the appearance of larger stones and small cracks on the surface. If left untreated these cracks grow over time and eventually allow water to penetrate to the base of the pavement. When water enters the base of the pavement the base material moves and settles leading to further cracking and an “alligator appearance”. When the pavement reaches this stage the only option is removal and replacement of the old asphalt.
How does Sealcoating help?
Slows Oxidation: Asphalt drys out and hardens with exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Protecting existing pavement with asphalt sealer slows down the process.
Slows Weather Damage: Sealcoating reduces water infiltration into the pavement structure reducing the chance of issues from the freeze-thaw cycle.
Resists to Chemicals: Oil, gas, antifreeze and other chemicals can rapidly deteriorate asphalt, sealcoating helps protect your driveway from these chemicals.
Increases Safety: A well-maintained driveway is free from defects which could cause accidents.
Beautification: Sealcoating restores the rich black finish making it look like it was just paved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to seal my driveway?
Typically, a we can sealcoat most driveways in 1 day. If there are issues that are identified before the project, our staff will let you know if it may take longer.
When can I use my driveway?
You should be able to walk on it within 24 hours. Depending on the temperature and humidity, you should also be able to drive on your driveway in 48-72 hours. Our expert staff will advise you based on your unique situation.
How often should I have my driveway sealcoated?
Since Minneapolis doesn’t have that much heat and UV rays, Minneapolis driveway sealcoating companies typically advise to sealcoat your driveway every 2-3 years. Of course, it also depends on the amount of traffic and it’s exposure to sunlight.
Do you use coal tar sealers?
No. We use Asphalt Emulsion Sealers which is made up of the same oils and minerals used in asphalt production and is mixed with additional minerals, polymers, and emulsifiers to boost its durability. This is a huge advantage because the asphalt will absorb more of the vital oils that the driveway sealer replenishes. At the same time, it’s a lot more environment-friendly than coal tar.
Do you have a warranty?
We at Erickson Asphalt Services are always confident our work is done with unmatched craftsmanship and professionalism. That said, we have a 1-year warranty on our driveway sealcoating service against peeling and flaking.
Should I sealcoat my new driveway?
No. You should wait 12-24 months before sealing your newly installed asphalt driveway. This is to let the oils in the asphalt be washed away and cured from the heat of the sun. If you seal too early, the oil in the asphalt will mix with the driveway sealer which will cause the sealer to crack and flake.
Are all sealers the same?
No. You should use a sealcoat material manufactured by a member of the Asphalt Sealcoat Manufacturer’s Association. Members adhere to the strict A.S.M.A. standard specification in manufacturing their material which ensures a quality product which meets or exceeds the standard spec.
Protect Your Investment
Being a family-owned and operated business, we at Erickson Asphalt Services strive to provide unparalleled quality service. We confidently put our name on the line on every project we do, and we know our clients will be satisfied with the finish results.
That’s been the way Erickson Asphalt Services has been operating as a residential sealcoating company since it’s inception 30 years ago.
We use nothing but the highest quality materials, state of the art equipment, and up-to-date technology and processes to help you get the most out of your investment and ensure its durability and longevity.
Our company is fully licensed and insured to keep you and your property protected and have peace of mind while we do our top-notch work.
Contact us today and let us get your driveway the treatment it deserves.
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