Commercial Sealcoating


Quality asphalt maintenance is essential in extending the life of your driveway or parking lot and to keep it looking new. We use a petroleum resin based commercial sealer that is applied to the surface of asphalt to protect and preserve the integrity of the pavement. Surfaces that remain unprotected will develop hairline cracks which allows the elements to penetrate the surface of the driveway or parking lot. This will lead to the premature failure of your asphalt. For more information on all of the benefits of sealcoating and crack filling, please see our FAQ’s section.

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A: We recommend sealcoating your driveway every other year as a baseline but that time frame may vary depending on several factors. Crack filling should take place whenever cracks open up to prevent water from getting to the base of the driveway and causing further issues.

A: Sealer is not a buildable material. Adding more layers of sealer or crack filler will not repair a broken one, or raise the pavement surface. Placing a more than necessary amount of sealer or crack filler in an area always causes more harm than good.

A: Too much crack filler in one area will cause the product, as well as well as chunks of asphalt, to be ripped up when driven over. To prevent this, we fill the outer most cracks of the bad area as well as a few in the center. This process is called containing and seeks to prevent those cracks from spreading to other areas of the pavement.

A: This question is typically asked when there are cracks in the sealer or surface of the asphalt that do not penetrate to the base of the pavement. The purpose of crack filler is to prevent moisture from seeping into that base and washing away foundation. Filling all of these cracks is neither cost nor functionally effective.

At Black Earth Pavement we take extra care when it comes to weather. We use our best judgement when it comes to dealing with rain and are in contact with our crews about any changing situations throughout the day.

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Sealcoating Care Instructions

• Please allow 48 HOURS for sealer to cure prior to using the driveway.

• Avoid turning the steering wheel on newly sealed driveway when vehicle is NOT IN MOTION.

• LIGHT TIRE TRACKS AND SCUFFING may occur in first week of driveways use but will fade over time.

• Be sure sprinklers are turned off until sealer has completely cured.

• Driveways should be sealed every two years depending on wear. SURFACE WEAR in the first year is to be expected.

• SHADED LOCATIONS tend to wear faster due to prolonged exposure to moisture.

• Crack Filler is applied for the purpose of preventing water penetration to the base of the asphalt. Crack Filler may sink slightly below the surface of the asphalt but will still prevent water penetration.

• All cracks in “alligatored” areas will not be filled. Build-up in these areas can cause tear-up from tire traffic.

• You may experience some tire marks in the crack filler throughout the summer, especially on hotter days. Warmer temperatures cause crack filler to become temporarily malleable. These marks will fade overtime.

• It is very important not to turn your wheel when your vehicle is not in motion.

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