We are excited to work with you to provide asphalt maintenance for your driveway, parking lot, or roadway. We know that maintaining your asphalt is essential to keep it looking great and functioning correctly for years to come. That’s why we want to share some essential information to help you prepare for our visit. Before we arrive, there are a few things you can do to prepare your asphalt for seal coating and crack sealing. By taking the following steps, you can ensure that the process is as smooth and effective as possible: Weed Control: Spraying for a Clean Surface To ensure that your asphalt is free of weeds, we recommend spraying the surface with a commercial weed killer or removing any weeds manually. This step is crucial to prevent weeds from compromising the structural integrity of the asphalt and interfering with the sealant’s adhesion. Trimming Grass Off the Edges of Your Driveway Along with removing weeds, it’s important to cut back any grass or vegetation that is encroaching on the edges of your driveway. This will help to prevent moisture from seeping under the surface and causing damage over time. Power Washing: Prepping for a Dry Surface Power washing is not necessary for seal coating and crack sealing, but if you choose to power wash your asphalt before our appointment, please allow a day of full sunlight for it to dry completely. This will help to ensure that the sealant adheres correctly and lasts longer. Removing Oil Spots with Dawn and Water If you have any oil spots on your asphalt, you can use a mixture of Dawn dish soap and water to remove them. Simply spray the mixture onto the oil spot and allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off with a hose. Final Steps: Applying Sealant and Drying Time Once we arrive, we’ll apply a sealant to your asphalt, which will help to protect it from future damage and give it a fresh, new look. After the sealant is applied, it’s crucial to allow it to dry completely before allowing any traffic on the surface. On a sunny day, you can typically drive on the surface within a few hours and walk on it within an hour. We hope that this information helps you prepare for our visit and ensures that the maintenance process is as smooth and effective as possible. We look forward to working with you and ensuring that your asphalt remains a safe, reliable surface for your home or business. Trust Asphalt Experts – Your Partner for Asphalt Care Excellence in Utah.