SEALCOATING, CRACK FILLING & ASPHALT REPAIRS
Quality Work at Affordable Prices!
My name is Gregory MacAvoy and I am the owner of Broward Sealcoat Services, located in Hollywood, FL. We are a fully licensed and insured, small, friendly company with 10+ years of experience in sealcoating and asphalt repairs here in South Florida. All work is done by me to ensure the job is done right the first time and to the highest standard. With less overhead than most companies, we are able to pass those savings on to the customer. Below are some helpful hints to prolonging the life of your asphalt driveway and also giving your home more curb appeal.
Care & Maintenance for Your Asphalt Driveway
- Prevent Oil & Gasoline Spills – Asphalt is an oil-based material. Gasoline and oil spills can dissolve the surface of your driveway and cause deterioration. Avoid spilling or leaking these materials, and clean up any spills using absorbent
materials to minimize damage. Fill Cracks – Cracks may appear due to the S. Florida elements. Movement can also result from water seeping under the driveway. Water seepage can be due to landscape design, too much rain or over-watering. In Minnesota, eventual cracking is unavoidable. Keeping the cracks filled and your driveway seal coated will help keep your driveway in good condition.
- Protect Driveway Edges – The edges are the weakest part of your driveway due to the lack of side support, unless you opt to add Permaloc driveway edging. Avoid driving on the edges since they will crack and crumble over time. We suggest building up the soil near the sides of your driveway with topsoil to approximately one inch from the top of the driveway. This allows room for sod growth and water drainage, and will support the edges and enhance the appearance after the grass is grown.
Stop Weeds & Grass Growing Through Cracks – Vegetation, such as weeds and grass are able to push through asphalt. In most cases you can use a spot killer to remedy the situation. Sometimes, large plants or trees located near the edge of the driveway will push through. You will probably want to remove the plant for a long-term solution. If a tree root pushes through, and you want to keep the tree, the only remedy is to fill the cracks every year.
Seal Coating – Using a quality seal coat will increase the life and appearance of your driveway. Seal coating your driveway will lock in the existing oils to keep the asphalt flexible, which reduces cracking. It is very important that you use only top-quality seal coat. We recommend that you seal coat your driveway 5 years after install and every 3 years after that.
We at Broward Sealcoat Services use only the highest grade sealer from StarSear of Florida, mixed to manufacturer specifications applied by either spray, or hand applied by squeegee or brush, depending on the condition and surface of the asphalt driveway/parking lot. Beware of fly by night and "we are in the area and can do it cheap" companies, I've been in the industry long enough to know, you will most likely be getting an inferior or watered-down product. It will look nice in the short term, but won't last and isn't giving your asphalt driveway the protection it needs. Do your homework.