Far too many individuals start their business with little else than a couple of buckets of asphalt sealer, a squeegee, and a pickup truck. However, they quickly find out that they are losing money and not seeing the desired results that they need to earn a good living in the asphalt industry. This very scenario is what had put many, many contractors out of business before they actually had an opportunity for real success. So, how do you start your asphalt repair business and make it profitable? Let’s find out.

Start with A Plan

No matter what type of business you’d like to pursue, it’s always ideal to start with a plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated or complex.

  • The first thing you need to figure out is the niche of your business. Will you only focus on asphalt repairs or are you going to take on other projects as well?
  • Once you’ve pinpointed your brand’s specialty, the next step is determining where will you get the funds for your business. Are you going to get a bank loan? How much do you need? How do you intend to pay it back? This step is very crucial because you don’t want to borrow too much or too little money for your business. As much as possible, consult with a professional so you can easily manage your loan, profit, operational costs and expenses.
  • Third step is finding the best marketing strategy for your brand. You can use traditional marketing efforts like billboard and flyers, but you can also go digital like with a website.

Go around your target area and study the competition

Who is your target audience? Are you aiming for house owners or commercial property owners? Whatever you choose, make sure to check if you have a market for your business, or if there’s too much competition as well. Gather as much as information as you can so you’ll have a clearer vision on how to provide your services that is affordable, professional, and yet high-quality.

Choose the best equipment

Just because you are starting out, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in better equipment and materials. Most of the time, low quality options can cost you more in the long run, especially when they breakdown easily and provide low quality result. 

At Action Seal, we don't advise anyone to start a business unequipped. Instead, we support the efforts of small contracting businesses by offering a variety of asphalt repair machines and products at affordable prices. We also offer free shipping within the United States and Canada for our commercial-grade and highly functional asphalt repair tools and products.

We sell everything from hot pour crack fill applicators to commercial-grade coal tar sealer and hot pour rubberized crack filler at prices simply not found elsewhere. Besides equipment for crack repair, we also have a full range of sealcoating spray systems ranging from our highly portable 55 gallon capacity model to a variety of larger models. Our Rynoworx RY30 Crack Sealer is one of the best crack sealers that you can get. It includes a 30-gallon tank, hand agitator, hose, and temperature gauge.

For individuals still in the planning stage of developing their asphalt repair and maintenance business, we highly recommend our Business in a Box solution that contains all of the asphalt repair machines, products, and sales tools necessary to hit the ground running. For under $6,500, you can have everything you need including a crack cleaning system, a crack fill melter and applicator, a 30-gallon melter kettle, boxes of hot pour crack filler, and our step-by-step sales and marketing guides.

Along with our line of asphalt repair tools specifically designed for professional sealcoating, we sell coal tar sealer and crack fill products at incredibly low prices. As well, we provide comprehensive customer support and expert advice to all contractors who need assistance.

Action Seal is far more than an inexpensive supplier. We are your one-stop business development solution here to help you achieve your goals of entrepreneurship and financial independence. To learn more about how we can help you, call us toll-free at (855) 554-4386.