Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide free estimates?
Triple A Paving & Sealcoating will provide you with a detailed estimate, attend job walks, deliver presentations and ensure all your project needs are met — free of charge.
What areas does Triple A Paving & Sealcoating service?
We cover Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and surrounding areas, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia
What types of projects does Triple A Paving & Sealcoating handle?
What kind of maintenance is required to prolong the life of a parking lot or driveway?
Regular maintenance is recommended to prevent the surface from deteriorating, prevent cracks, and maintain the aesthetics of your property.
Regular maintenance includes: filling all cracks that are wide enough to receive crack filler, repairing eroded areas with a new layer of asphalt, or replacing areas that have completely failed.
A sealcoat should be applied approximately every 2-3 years depending on the wearing of the surface.
What is the difference between sealcoat and resurfacing?
Sealcoating is a process used to maintain your existing asphalt and slow the deterioration. During sealcoating, the product is applied wet and spread with a squeegee for proper coverage. Resurfacing is the process of adding a new layer of asphalt over worn or cracked asphalt; this covers up any worn or cracked areas. However, cracks will reflect through the resurfacing process over time and will be immediately visible through the sealcoat.
What are the benefits to sealcoating my asphalt?
Sealcoating has multiple beneficial effects, some of them are:
- Providing a cost effective option to increase the life of your asphalt
- Preventing water penetration
- Slowing the effects of oxidation
- Creating a uniform color and appearance for all paved surfaces.
Why should I fill the cracks in my asphalt?
Proper maintenance of cracks will greatly increase the longevity of your asphalt. Water will seep through open cracks in your asphalt and cause failures; any cracks wider than 1 inch should be filled with hot mix asphalt. Smaller cracks can be filled with hot rubberized crack filler.
Does sealcoat fill the cracks?
No, sealcoat will not fill in cracks completely. It is recommended that surface cracks are filled with asphalt or hot rubberized crack filler prior to seal coating as these filled cracks will still be visible through the sealcoat. These filled cracks will still be visible through the sealcoat. In some cases, the area has deteriorated beyond the benefits of crack filling and asphalt replacement or resurfacing will be needed.