FAQ's

At Beyond Sealcoating, we think it's important to be transparent with our clients about our process and details about sealcoating. Building trust with our clients is a top priority for us. We look forward to helping you make an informed decision when selecting a sealcoating contractor. Please call us today or fill out our contact form to receive a quote.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why sealcoating?
    Sealcoating has the primary purpose of protecting and prolonging the life of an asphalt driveway or parking lot. Sealing your driveway gives your home beautiful curb appeal and provides a slip-resistant surface.

  • What brand of sealer do we use?
    We use Neyra AE sealer mixed to Neyras specifications. We are very pleased with Neyra’s attention to quality, innovation, and superior products.

  • How long does it take for sealcoat to dry?
    It takes asphault sealer 24-48 hours to dry and open to traffic. The dry time allows the sealer to withstand car power steering. Typically, sealer is visibly dry and fine to walk on within a few hours.

  • Why am I seeing tire marks?
    Sealer takes 30 days to fully cure. During the curing period, tire marks are possible. They will blend in within a month or two following the curing period.

  • What is in sealer?
    Sealer is a mixture that is composed of asphalt concentrate, additives, water, and silica sand. It is a very precise mixture and often referred to as mixed design.

  • What is your preferred method of applying sealer?
    Here at Beyond Sealcoating, we hand brush most residential driveways and spray larger parking lots. One brush coat is equal to two spray coats.

  • When is sealcoating season?
    Sealcoating season is typically between May and September. Dry and sunny weather is ideal for sealcoating.

  • Is your company licensed and insured?
    Yes, Beyond Sealcoating is fully licensed and carries liability insurance to fit any project requirements.

  • Should I use water-based or oil-based sealer?
    All quality sealers available commercially are water-based. Never use oil-based sealers.

  • Asphalt emulsion or coal tar sealer?
    Asphalt emulsion sealer is predominantly what is available and what we use here at Beyond Sealcoating. Coal tar sealer has been banned in many states and is being phased out in Pennsylvania. This is mainly due to environmental and health impact.