801-266-1626

T&N FAQ

Striping

Q. How long does the paint take to dry?

A. We use a premium traffic paint that often takes only 5-10 minutes to dry

Q. How often should I re-stripe?

A. It depends on traffic, weather, and personal preference. Keep in mind some heavy traffic city streets
are painted several times a year.

Sealcoating

Q. How long until I can drive on it?

A. The manufacturer recommends 24 hours, but please let us know if you have specific concerns

Q. What are the scuffing marks all over my new sealed lot?

A. Those are power steering marks, and are normal as the oil cures. Although dry, it takes up to 30 days
for the oil to cure out.

Q.  How long after paving do I need to sealcoat?

A. It is recommended to seal new asphalt within the first year after paving.

Q. How do I know I need to seal coat.

A. Typical re-application rates are 3-5 years, however if your pavement is showing signs of oxidation and raveling, now is the time to seal.  Be cautious to not over seal.  Our expert sales team can give a free evaluation of your pavement.

Crack Seal

Q. How often do I need to crack seal?

A. Since it is very important to keep the base below the asphalt dry, we recommend to seal cracks every
year. Keeping cracks sealed will prevent costly repairs.

Asphalt Repair

Q. Why does asphalt fail?

A. 80% of the actual strength of your parking lot is in the dirt road base below the asphalt.   20% of the strength comes from the asphalt.  So when your pavement cracks as it will naturally do, cracks left un sealed will allow water to seep into the base and soften it up.  When that happens you lose the support that you once had, so when a trash truck or other heavy vehicles drive over the asphalt it will deflect and crack in resemblance to an alligators skin, hence the term “alligator cracking”.  This is a base failure and sever cases should be removed and replaced.

Pricing & Bids

Q. I've got 3 bids, but they all are much different in cost, why?

A. Consumers need to be wary of a super low bid.  Often unlicensed fly by night contractors will water down sealer to achieve super low pricing.  We recommend choosing a contractor based on their experience level, and past references.  a legitimate contractor will have no problem providing license and insurance information as well as past clients and jobs that will speak for themselves.  Additionally super low bids always come with the line “you get what you pay for”.  If its that cheap, you are not getting premium materials, regardless of the contractor.