PSP Enterprises is a sealcoating, patching, and striping asphalt maintenance business in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. Our services include asphalt crack sealing, We also manufacture sealcoating supplies for retail. We are proud to have served to northwest for several decades and are committed to the local community. Choose PSP for all of your residential and commercial asphalt paving needs. PSP Services Idaho and Washington, Montana and surrounding areas, our contractors can pave driveways, walk ways, parking lots, basketball courts. If your have any questions regarding our services, supply for sale, or any others, please contact us. Our flexible schedules accommodate even the busiest of clients. Contact us today. If you are located in or near Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Post Falls, Hayden, Athol We are your northwest sealcoating professionals.
Sealcoat or pavement sealer is liquid coating mixture that is applied to asphalt based pavement. Sealcoating is a protective coating that extends the life of asphalt pavements. Sealcoating may also reduce the friction or anti-skid properties associated with the exposed aggregates in asphalt.
Not all pavement sealcoat are created equal. For example, refined tar-based sealer offers the best protecting against water penetration and chemical resistance. Asphalt-based sealer typically offers poor protection against environmental chemical and harsher climates (salt water). Petroleum-based sealer offer protection against water and chemicals somewhere between the other two sealers. Another difference between coatings is in terms of wear. Again, refined tar-based sealer offers the best wear characteristics (typically 3–5 years) while asphalt-based sealer may last 1–3 years. Petroleum-based sealer falls between refined tar and asphalt.
Prior to application the surface must be completely clean and dry using sweeping methods and/or blowers. If the surface is not clean and dry, then poor adhesion will result. Pavement sealers are applied with either pressurized spray equipment, or self-propelled squeegee machines or by hand with a squeegee. Equipment must have continuous agitation to maintain consistency of the sealcoat mix. The process is typically a two-coat application which requires 24 to 48 hours of curing before vehicles can be allowed back on the surface. Once the surface is properly prepared, then properly mixed sealer will be applied at about 60 square feet per gallon per coat.