Sealcoating Mistakes that can Blow it with Your Customers

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As a sealcoating contractor, your reputation is everything. However, making these five mistakes can quickly lead to unhappy customers and negative word-of-mouth. Here are some sealcoating mistakes that can blow it with your customers:

1. Only doing one spray coat.

A single sealcoating spray coat may not be enough to properly seal and protect the asphalt surface. It’s important to follow industry standards and apply multiple coats as needed.

2. Watering down sealer material.

This not only weakens the sealer’s effectiveness, but it can also result in uneven application and potential cracks in the asphalt surface. Use the correct mix ratio for optimal sealcoating results.

3. Not applying enough sealer for the condition of the asphalt.

It’s important to properly assess the condition of the asphalt and apply enough sealer for thorough coverage and protection. Skimping on sealer application can lead to premature cracking and deterioration.

4. Not using an additive.

Additives greatly improve the performance of asphalt emulsion. Only so much additive can be used during the manufacturing process. It’s important that additional additive is added prior to sealer application for faster drying time, reduced tracking, faster curing in the shade, opening roads sooner to traffic, better adhesion, and better aggregate suspension.

5. Using a toxic material such as coal tar sealer.

In recent years, there has been growing concern over the health hazards associated with coal tar sealers. It’s important to use safer, cleaner and greener sealcoating options like Pitch Black Asphalt Emulsion Sealcoat. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, contains 0.00% PAHs and is safe for people and animals. Using a toxic material when a non-toxic product is available can really blow it with your customers.

Avoid these major sealcoating mistakes to ensure satisfied customers who not only rely on you for other projects or future sealcoating needs but also spread the word about your excellent service and products. Happy customers is the key to keeping your sealcoat business busy and profitable.