Dos and Don’ts of Paving and Sealcoating

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DON'T - Pave in steady rain. The first thing to consider when paving or sealcoating is the weather. Paving in light drizzle won’t be an issue, but a steady downpour of rain is cause for concern, with safety becoming major issue. Also, for the most effective results, paving should be done on a stable base, and too much rain can be disruptive. Rain can cool down the mix and make it problematic to compact the surface.

DO - Wait a year to sealcoat. A general rule to follow is to wait at least one year to sealcoat a lot after having it paved; this will give enough time for oil to remove itself from the surface. Property owners can actually test to see if the lot is ready for sealcoating by spreading water on the surface. If no rainbows appear and the water runs evenly without beading, then it’s time for sealcoating.

DO - Two applications of sealcoat. Finally, sealcoating should be done in two thin applications, rather than one thick one. That will allow the surface to release water much quicker, which will result in a better-looking and more solid surface.

Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. is a 20-year-old pavement maintenance contractor that services commercial, industrial, retail, office, and corporate property owners and managers throughout the Ontario region. The company provides both new construction and repair of asphalt pavement surfaces, including parking lots and roadways. With its headquarters in Brampton and an operations facility in Toronto, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. serves the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Barrie, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa. To learn more about Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., visit the company’s web site at or contact Sure-Seal by phone at 1-888-PAVEMENT (1-888-728-3636), by e-mail at, or by fax at 905-786-6879.

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