Savvy Sealcoating: Key Questions To Ask When Selecting A Contractor

sealcoating contractorsBefore hiring sealcoating contractors you should ask a few questions in order to make an informed decision.

What type of sealer do you use?

Sealcoating contractors should know what type of sealer they use.  Is it Coal Tar Emulsion? Asphalt Emulsion? They should be able to tell you the type of sealcoating product they use and be able to explain the benefits.

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.

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