SEALING INFORMATION

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Asphalt is composed of the following:

a) Mineral aggregate – stone, sand
b) Asphalt binder – petroleum derivative

Asphalt pavement is a mixture of stone, sand, and asphaltic binder, with the bituminous material comprising between 4% and 0% of the total. Most asphalts are mixed, heated, and blended in a batch plant. The asphalt is then hauled and spread to a uniform depth and rolled until compacted.

  • 6-10 Inches Compacted Base
  • 3-4 Inches Rock or Crush n Run
  • 2 Inches Binder
  • 3 Inches Toping or Finish Coat (Typical Application Conditions Vary)

ASPHALT FAILURES

Failures in the construction of an asphalt pavement may be attributed to;

  • Insufficient or improperly compacted base
  • Poor drainage
  • Over-compaction or under-compaction of asphalt
  • Asphalt is not at optimum temperature when applied

A good asphalt pavement seldom wears out, it is destroyed by external factors.

  • Water penetrates asphalt and destroys base
  • Sunlight (oxidation)breaks down the liquid asphalt that holds the aggregate together – causes raveling and shrinking cracks invites water
  • Petroleum spills – gas and oil spots soften the asphalt

TYPES OF ASPHALT DETERIORATION

Cracking

  • alligatored (Areas of connecting cracks)
  • edge
  • slippage (Typical of improper compaction)
  • reflection (Older Cracks occurring In New Overlay) – edge joint
  • shrinkage
  • widening

Distortion

  • channels or ruts
  • corrugations and shoving – grade depressions
  • upheaval
  • utility cut depressions

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WHY SEALCOAT?

THE BENEFITS OF SEALER?

Just as you paint the dap-boards on a new house to seal up and protect the structure, sealcoating a sound pavement will cause it to have a much longer life than that of an unsealed pavement. Even on a weak pavement, sealcoating will preserve the elastic and adhesive characteristics of the asphaltic binder and seal out the water and oxidizing effects of the sun, salts, and petroleum spillage. This coating preserves the pavement surface, and the asphaltic and aggregate layers will remain dry and in place.

BENEFITS OF SEALER

  1. Easy to apply
  2. Outstanding resistance to detergents used to clean pavements subjected to heavy fuel, oil or grease spillages. Excellent resistance to water.
  3. Unexcelled flexibility over a wide temperature range.
  4. Superior weathering ability.
  5. Non-scuffing under normal conditions.
  6. Readily mixed with sand where a nonskid surface or increased traction is desired.
  7. Extends the service life of asphalt pavements.
  8. Lends ease to cleaning and maintenance of asphalt.
  9. Adds safety by minimizing loose stone and aggregate “roll” out.
  10. Can be striped with water based paints after curing. (Ideally after 24 hrs If possible)

Sealer is intended to be used only as a protective coat and not as a repair, leveling material or wearing surface. Sealer is only as good as the bituminous pavement to which it is applied. It will not prevent the cracking of bituminous pavements caused by excessive voids, poor mix stability, poor compaction or low use areas. It should be applied to durable bituminous pavements which are made with an asphalt cement having a penetration grade that meets the climate and usage requirements of the pavement in point and properly constructed over a sound and well drained base. Where the sealer is applied over anything less, any cracks that will occur will be magnified by the sealer’s uniform velvet texture.

NOTE: Although the sealer exhibits excellent protective and wearing qualities, periodic resealing is necessary in heavy traffic areas since the film is a surface treatment and subject to wear.

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SUPER SERVICES LLC

THE SEALER MIX

The sealer applied comes ready to use directly from the manufacturer.  Our Coal Tar Concentrate Pavement Sealer is a clay-stabilized, fuel-resistant coal tar emulsion pavement sealer designed to protect and beautify asphalt pavement.

In-addition Super Services LLc requires our coal tar concentrate to  be blended with sand, water and velocity modifiers to accomplish the highest standards in our industry.

It is obvious that sand & velocity modifiers makes good sense. You may ask, “If there good, why don’t all contractors use them”?

Some of the reasons are as follows:

  1. The pump on their machine will not spray material enhanced with velocity modifier & sand.
  2. No agitation, or underbuilt agitation system.
  3. Not aware of the cost benefits.
  4. Inability to mix  in barrels manually.
  5. Not willing to absorb the additional expense.

SAND BENEFITS:

• INCREASES SOLID CONTENT  • PROVIDES A MORE SKID RESISTANT SURFACE • IMPROVED WEARABILITY • DECREASED SUN GLARE • MORE COMPETITIVE PRODUCT • IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF MINOR DEFORMITIES

ADDITIVE BENEFITS:

• ENABLES YOU TO USE GREATER SAND VOLUMES DUE TO SUSPENSION IN TANK & CONTENT IN FINAL PRODUCT • JOB WILL WEAR LONGER • WILL DRY QUICKER • GREATER OIL AND GAS RESISTANCE • DARKER COLOR • ENABLES SEALER TO BOND BETTER TO PAVEMENT

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THE VERY BEST IS OUR BARE MINIMUM.”

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Nobody Seals You Better.

ASPHALT MAINTENANCE IS KEY TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR ASPHALT

As time goes on and your asphalt pavement begins to lose its blackness, along goes the original materials that create the binder needed for strength, flexibility, waterproofing and  the glues that hold asphalt together while increasing dryness/brittleness. Needless to say, such pavement is not as enduring to traffic and any of the elements as it once was, resulting in cracks and the beginning of “pavement failure”.  Having your asphalt pavement professionally serviced with the experts at SUPER SERVICES LLC assures that the proper material is applied, in a exact amount according to your surfaces condition,  gaining the maximum amount of protection while rejuvenating  the asphalt surface back to the original state and recreating  the needed attributes to continue to function as intended,  while minimizing the rate of continuing  failure. By using a professional grade asphalt sealer that duplicates the original materials in asphalt to begin with it makes it exact science assuring  “binder recreation” allowing the asphalt to remain black in color as well as  glued together, strong, flexible, and waterproofed. Offering premium protection with zero undesired effects is just one of the many differences between “expert applications” and the average handy man specials or so called professionals. Bare in mind sealcoat is also a wear product which must not build up from to much or to frequent and just like the original materials it will need to be replenished over time, repeating the sealcoating process on a routine schedule is the best way to keep the surface treatment performing as best as possible, In-addition to using the right material, in the right amount, you should  re apply on a scheduled maintenance program according to the condition of your asphalt, which is crucial in a long lasting application without undesired affects long term, that offers both maximum protection, while allowing the surface to be neat clean and safe.

CRACKS IN YOUR PAVEMENT SHOULD BE PROPERLY SEALED!

HOT CRACK FILL REPAIR is a yearly maintenance which SUPER SERVICES LLC

recommends be inspected YEARLY and touched-up  as required.


Crack sealing prevents water seepage, stops base failure,extends the life of your asphalt surface, and keeps out foreign matter!

ALL OF WHICH SAVES YOU MONEY!

Cracks in asphalt surfaces allow water to enter at a rapid rate,which travels directly to the base causing the life of your asphalt surface to be shorter which can be expensive!
It’s a known fact the life of asphalt will be extended if it is regularly maintained!
although Hot crack fill and sealcoating work hand to hand  to prevent premature failure of your asphalt surfaces, extensive research shows crack sealing is the single most important factor to defend against premature failure!

CLEAN CRISP DOT APPROVED TRAFFIC MARKINGS ARE A MUST FOR ANY BUSINESS!

Well lined parking lots also serve to eliminate customer confusion, thus reducing traffic and pedestrian accidents. Also, properly lined pavement is a reflection of the businesses people are parking to visit – straight, clean, fresh lines represent quality! We are very experienced with painting DOT-Approved Traffic Markings, parking spaces, handicapped and fire zoning and more.


Save Money – Reduce Maintenance – Increase your curb Appeal


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1. SURFACE PREPARATION:
Super Services LLC will remove all unwanted debris from asphalt surfaces assuring the dry stable surface that is needed for maximum adherence of all materials.
2. CRACK PREPARATION:
All cracks are left free and clear of any and all debris using several innovating methods according to what is appropriate for the exact situation.
3. HOT CRACK THERMO SEALANT:
Cracks will then be injected using THERMO-SEALANTS  which  are highly modified, single component, oil jacketed warmed, hot applied, rubber/asphalt joint and crack sealant.
4. BLACK BEAUTY :
To prevent tacky pull up and increase sealer absorption a slag silca product is applied to hot crack fill.
5. OIL STAIN TREATMENT:
All petroleum saturated and or stained spots will be scraped and cleaned to remove as much of the soiled area as possible,
then primed with  a unique blend of copolymers and surfactants, priming the areas for proper adhesion of sealer.
6. EDGE  IN SEALER:
All areas around garages &  hard scapes will be hand painted and squeegeed with material.
7. ULTRA PREMIUM  SEALCOATING:
Our state of the art pressurized spray systems allow us to effortlessly feather in our commercial grade sealcoat assuring a smooth & durable finish.
8. TRAFFIC MARKINGS
Following proper drying time for the asphalt sealer  all painting will be installed with high quality, crisp clean markings.
9. BARRICADE FINISHED WORK AREA:
After The work is completed it will be inspected and roped off. We recommend staying off the asphalt for a minimum of 24 Hours.

PROFESSIONAL ASPHALT SEALCOATING REPLENISHES VITAL STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
NEEDED FOR:

WATERPROOFING:
Sealcoating allows a porous gray surface to be reinvented with a protective barrier that allows the asphalt to repel water, which greatly reduces premature asphalt failure.
STRENGTH:
Structural glues responsible of holding the asphalt pavement together are replenished during the sealcoating process.
AESTHETIC APPEAL:
Sealcoating recreates that day-one, freshly installed blackness adding a pleasant view in terms of curb appeal to any pavement surface on any property.
RESTORING:
Sealcoating saturates the asphalt structure with the vital materials  essential for flexibility.
PROTECTION:
Sealcoat is like an armor barricade in between the pavement and all of the harmful elements and hazardous chemicals it may come into contact with. Thus it’s the sealcoat that suffers the brunt of environmental stresses rather than your asphalt structure.

SAVINGS & SAFETY

Having your asphalt surface Professionally  maintained  reduces hazardous conditions, thereby minimizing legal liabilities  while improving traction, contributing to safer driving conditions. in addition to a slower rate of continuing failure, lowering repair costs.