Sealcoating is one of the most lucrative ventures you can get into. Learn how you can make money sealcoating driveways, and get the lowdown on the sealcoating equipment you need to get started.
How To Apply Driveway Sealer
Proper surface preparation is crucial for asphalt sealing application. If you're just starting out in the business and unable to afford top-of-the-line surface prep equipment, then a good old wire street broom will do to get rid of dust and debris.
But if you have the budget, then go ahead and purchase a power broom and a gas leaf blower.
Once all leaves, dust, and all sorts of debris are removed from the pavement, it's now time to apply asphalt sealer.
You can apply sealer manually using a sealcoating squeegee or sealer brush, or use a driveway sealer sprayer.
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If you're applying driveway sealer by hand, simply use a hose to dispense sealer from the drum or tank. Using a squeegee or brush, spread the sealer on the pavement starting at the top of the customer's driveway or parking lot.
Work until you reach the edge of the property. Make sure to apply a thin coat as possible as it will dry faster compared to one thick coat.
Just follow the instructions above if you’re using a sealcoat spray system to apply driveway blacktop sealer instead. Make sure to use a sealcoat edger to prevent overspray.
As your business grows, you can get more drop tankers and other equipment to increase your productivity. For larger projects, bulk sealer deliveries can save you from going back and forth.
How long to stay off the driveway after sealing?
We recommend that you let it dry for at least 12 hours before applying a second coat.
Watch this video of Kevin Gray of ADC Paving and his crew sealcoating this driveway to learn how you, too, can earn $350 in under 13 minutes.
Asphalt Kingdom Driveway Sealers
When it comes to driveway sealer sprayers, Asphalt Kingdom carries a wide variety of choices that meet your budget and performance needs.
We have a startup drum sprayer designed for new sealcoating contractors. It allows users to dispense sealer directly from the drum, and designed for contractors who service small driveways and parking lots.
Now, if you want to take it to the next level, then check out our tote sealcoating spray system. This is designed for sealcoating mid-sized commercial properties or larger residential properties.
If you have the budget and you're planning to sealcoat multiple or large properties in a single day, then the AK130 and the AK230 spray systems are perfect for you. Asphalt Kingdom's AK130 driveway sealer sprayer can hold up to 130 gallons of sealer and cover as much as 13,000 sq. ft.
This is a compact skid-mount sealcoat spray system that can easily go in the back of a truck or a trailer for easy transport. Ideal for residential driveways and small commercial lots.
The AK230 Sealcoating Sprayer, on the other hand, is a high-capacity beast that can hold up to 230 gallons of asphalt sealer. This is a step up above the AK130, making it ideal for contractors who service mid-sized to large properties. One full tank will give you approximately 23,000 sq. ft. of coverage.
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But if you want to level up further, then the AK300 Duramax is your best bet. This is an air-operated spray system that comes with a compressor, air-operated double-diaphragm pump, manual agitation, and 2:1 gear ratio tank. It can hold up to 300 gallons and cover as much as 30,000 sq. ft.
Another high-capacity sealcoating equipment we have is the Pro Max Spray System which has a capacity that ranges from 550 to 1000 gallons. Ideal for sealcoating vast properties, such as malls, universities, airports, etc.
It's not too late to start your sealcoating business! Learn everything you can about this industry by checking out Asphalt Kingdom's Build Your Own Business Blueprint.
Give us a call at 1-866-399-5562 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the different surface prep and sealcoating equipment we mentioned here. We're happy to answer your questions and hear your feedback.