How-To

  1. 4 Types of Asphalt Damage You Can Repair Yourself

    Asphalt is much like human skin. When freshly laid, asphalt is strong, flexible, and very appealing. However, as it ages, and with continuous exposure to natural elements and weather, just like our skin, signs of stress and decline start to show. Here and there, you will begin to see cracks, discolorations and fading, sagging, and pockmarks. You will also notice that more vegetation start growing out of cracks and potholes after each winter. Don’t wait until your asphalt pavement is completely destroyed before taking action.

    Here are 4 of the most common signs of deterioration on asphalt, and our experts’ recommended methods of restoration.

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  2. A Handy Guide on Product Application Temperatures For Sealcoating and Asphalt Maintenance

    Knowing the best temperatures when applying crack filler, pavement sealer and line striping traffic paint is a key factor in making sure that the outcome is satisfactory and long-lasting. This means that when applied at proper conditions, these products will last a long time. The material won’t peel off, flake or crack after a week or a month from application, especially after getting exposed to extremely cold weather.

    This handy guide will provide you the most ideal temperatures based on product, so you don’t have to rely on guesswork when working on a project.

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  3. Driveway Patch 101: A Homeowner’s DIY Guide

    Keeping your asphalt driveway in good shape means addressing problems the moment they appear. Waiting until the last minute before taking action can be hazardous to you and your family.

    Small children or elderly members of the family can trip on uneven sections of the driveway if not repaired in a timely manner, and get seriously injured. Constant vehicular traffic on collapsed or sunken portions of your asphalt driveway can tear them open, turning these depressions into potholes.

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  4. A Homeowner’s First Aid Guide in Saving Cracked Asphalt

    For property managers and homeowners, maintaining an asphalt driveway or parking lot and keeping it in good shape is a wise and rewarding investment. Just like our skin, asphalt also ages and matures as time goes by. To maintain its fresh appearance and prolong its life span, asphalt needs care and attention. Below are some tips and best practices in caring for your asphalt pavement.

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  5. Should I Seal My Asphalt Driveway?

    Asphalt driveways are beautiful and will last long when properly maintained. However, asphalt surfaces are prone to damage caused by exposure to snow, rain, UV rays, oxidation (the greying and loss of its deep black color), and constant pressure from vehicles driving over it. This begs the question of whether or not it is a good idea to sealcoat your asphalt driveway, and when would be the best time to do so.

    Here are some common indicators that you need to seal your driveway:

    1. Visible cracks and potholes. Whether it is just a few small cracks here and there, or a developing network of cracks, this is the number one sign that your driveway needs sealing. Small cracks can grow into potholes, which can lead to bigger problems and accidents if not repaired sooner.
    2. Water pooling. Water is a major culprit that speeds up the deterioration of your asphalt driveway. It seeps beneath the surface and weakens the foundation of
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  6. How to Paint Parking Lot

    Painting a parking lot is not the same as painting on a canvas. The semi-flexible surface of asphalt makes it impossible to use just any type of paint. You need a more durable version that can withstand high foot and car traffic, as well as different weather conditions. 

    If you want to achieve the best results, you need to invest and use dedicated parking lot paint supplies. You should also know the proper method on how to paint a parking lot so lines and signs will last. 

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  7. Choosing the Best Parking Lot Striping Paint

    There's nothing more frustrating than putting time and effort into line striping, only to find those lines fading and peeling within weeks. To save you from repainting costs and more work, you will need the right parking lot striping paint for the project. But, with so many options, how do you find the right one for the job?  

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  8. Removing Oil Stains from Asphalt

    Oil and grease don't only leave nasty stains on driveways and parking lots: if left untreated, they will saturate your asphalt and dissolve the pavement's binder. Over time, this will lead to cracks, potholes, and an early deterioration of the asphalt. 

    This is why removing oil stains from asphalt should be done regularly. It isn't only for aesthetic appeal. It also avoids expensive asphalt repairs and improves the lifespan of your driveway or parking lot. So, what do you do to have your asphalt stain-free again? Don't despair! Action Seal is here to help. We've made an easy step-by-step guide for you. 

    Step 1 - Assess the damage 

    Before we jump to removing the stains, let's find out the condition of your pavement first. Take a screwdriver and poke the stain. If it goes through, then the asphalt has already sustained significant damage. You should repair it as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Before applying a 

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  9. How to Use Driveway Sealer

    A fresh coat of driveway sealer always makes a dramatic difference in how good a home looks, but it is so much more than that! Like so many home maintenance projects, there is more than meets the eye. Just as wood needs stain to protect it from water damage, your asphalt also needs protection. Sun and rain weather, hot and cold temperatures, all dry out the surface and leave your pavement open to more damage. You need to apply a seal coat every two years will keep the surface safe, protected, and looking fantastic.

    Surface Protection Matters to What’s Underneath

    We wax our car and use lotion on our skin for protection. Driveway sealer does the same thing for your asphalt. It protects and seals the surface to keep water out. Well-Looked after asphalt will make water bead up and roll away just as a freshly waxed car will. Take the time to throw a bucket of water on your parking area and see what happens. Is t

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  10. Step-By-Step Repair Asphalt Driveway Guide

    Do you have asphalt driveway problems like cracks and holes? Don’t fret! Do-it-yourself job it is not difficult, and it gives you years more use from your pavement.

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