Hot Rubber Crack Sealing
There is a wide range in sealant quality on the market today. Don’t be fooled by ‘budget sealants’. They will not beautify, protect, or last nearly as long as Black Dawg’s premium industrial grade asphalt sealant. Black Dawg carries the highest quality sealant possible with the perfect mix of the best additives for your climate. Black Dawg’s industrial grade pavement sealer will slow the damaging oxidation from the sun, prevent water penetration and improve appearance. The cost of asphalt replacement has been skyrocketing in recent years, due to increased oil prices. Routine maintenance of your driveway can more than double the life of your asphalt. Click here to see a service life comparison chart from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Black Dawg’s premium rubberized crack sealer is heated to a liquid, at 400 degrees, and poured into structural cracks. The hot rubber is scraped out by hand and allowed to cool, sealing the crack and protecting it from water penetration and freeze/thaw damage. The specialized rubber remains pliable in harsh winter temperatures, resisting splitting and further degradation. There are no viable do-it-yourself options for high quality crack filler. The ‘joint’ is the gap that develops between the asphalt and adjacent concrete and is very susceptible to water damage. This seam is filled in a similar process. A hot air lance with a stream of air at 2,000 degrees and 90 cubic feet per minute may be used to prep the crack.
While high quality products are extremely important, they are only as good as the surface preparation and application techniques preceding them. Black Dawg follows a detailed protocol for all driveways to ensure maximum beauty, protection, and lifetime of every job. Most driveway packages include power cleaning, heat treatment of oil spots, grass edging, and entrance barricading with Caution tape. It is hard to appreciate a beautiful driveway with sealant splashes all over your concrete or garage doors. There will be no mess and you will enjoy a truly professional end result!
With Black Dawg, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality asphalt maintenance products in the world. Black Dawg is part of the largest asphalt maintenance company in the world and has been ranked #1 by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013! If you are not completely satisfied, contact us before winter and we will return at no charge to correct any flaws in the product or application. There are many factors that affect how long a job will last; most importantly, the pre-existing condition and level of use of the asphalt (see question below). There is a 1 year limited warranty on most driveway sealcoating applications.
Have had the family driveway serviced several times with excellent results ... professional and excellent results. I would highly recommend this company for your next sealcoating project!
- Bob P., Amherst, NH
The entire process was fast and well done. Obtaining the estimate was quick and easy. The finished product, including the edging, was stunning; it's like having a new driveway again. In addition, the associates of Black Dawg were professional and very polite. I would definitely use Black Dawg again and will recommend it to others.
- Google User
This is the 3rd time we had our driveway sealed since we owned the house. This was the most complete job including the edging of the driveway. I will use Black Dawg again.
- Google User