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How to apply asphalt sealer, some things to consider.
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In properly planning for the application of
asphalt sealer, there are many things to consider, and they
include the following:
Do the sealing
during the right weather. Asphalt sealing will not react
appropriately to temperatures of anything below 55°.
Though, while the temperature should be above 55°, it should not
be extremely high, as extremely high temperatures tend to cause
adverse reactions to the sealer, including the drying out of it
too fast. So, the temperature should be mildly warm
without also any rain, as rain can also pose problems, including
the washing off of the sealer, etc.
Clean the asphalt
surface for sealing preparation. The sealer will not
adhere correctly with debris scattered about the asphalt
surface. Use a broom and even a power washer to make your
asphalt clean of debris right before you apply the sealer.
shoes. Even if you're in your work shoes, you'll want to
protect these shoes because they will get awfully messy, more so
than with practically any other kind of product. Sealers
contain sticky substances, including emulsified asphalt, which
can be very tricky to remove, if at all in their entirety off
your shoes. So, securely fasten plastic around your shoes
with duct tape, such as grocery bags or hefty bags, making sure
you tightly form such bags around your shoes so as not to
potentially trip over loose bags around you.
How many seal
layers should you apply? Some say one layer of sealer is enough
whereas others say two layers of seal are better. Whatever you
find is the appropriate amount of layers of sealer in your
environment, you should remember that as you apply more and more
layers of sealer, you progressively increase your chance of such
sealer's cracking, flaking and otherwise peeling.
These are some things
you should consider in planning for the application of asphalt
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