#1 Residential Driveway & Asphalt Sealing Services in Hamilton
Seal Canada is a reputable company that provides top-notch residential driveway and asphalt sealing products and services in Hamilton.
Driveway & Asphalt Sealing Services We Provide in Hamilton
- Parking Lots
- Industrial Buildings
- Estate Properties
Asphalt is made up of three major components: gravel, tar, and a variety of different aggregates. On average, a newly paved residential driveway will last 15-20 years. The only way to extend a driveway’s life and prevent damage is to seal it with the RIGHT product. Sealing your driveway or commercial parking lot with a tar sealer on a biennial basis can double the lifespan of your asphalt.
With countless “driveway sealing companies” in the market place it is difficult to distinguish between contractors who are honest and will provide you with a good product & quality service and fly-by-night “contractors” who will ruin your asphalt by using a cutback sealer. The ”asphalt sealing contractors” using cutback sealer are looking to make a quick buck off and go on to the next house, scamming homeowners in the process. Some “contractors” cut their material with used motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, and even paint thinners such as varsol, which have an extremely negative effect on your pavement.
When you get your driveway sealed with a gasoline or diesel fuel cut product you can expect to see discolouration, uneven coverage throughout the asphalt area sealed, in many cases when the sun reflects after a rainfall you will see a rainbow pattern (similar to when gas is spilled in water). Just like used motor oil, gas and diesel will eat away at your asphalt causing pitting and eventually pot holes.
When you get your driveway/parking lot sealed with a used motor oil cut product you can expect to see slight brown discoulored areas throughout. Ever heard of or seen driveways that leave footprints, tire marks, and get tracked into the house, not to mention get on the kids’ hands and feet? All indications that your driveway or parking lot has been sealed with a used motor oil cut sealer. Sealers cut with used motor oil will eat away at your asphalt causing pitting and eventually pot holes (acting like a large oil stain) killing your asphalt prematurely.
Varsol is a highly concentrated paint thinner commonly used to clean tar and asphalt equipment. Making this an easy product for flyer-by-night contractors to use to cut their material. By far the most DANGEROUS thing to put in your driveway or parking lot. You will know when a sealer has been cut with Varsol when the asphalt surface seal has an extremely high gloss shine that does not go away or dull down with time. Asphalt surfaces sealed with varsol cut sealers are extremely slippery when wet. This is a huge hazard for family, friends and even the pizza boy slipping on the driveway, leaving you liable!
Acrylic (water-based sealers) are commonly found in your local hardware store. These sealers are usually applied with a squeegee or rolled on with paint rollers (can also be sprayed). Acrylic (water-based sealers) are commonly used by home owners trying to tackle the project themselves, or many driveway sealing contractors. What many property owners are unaware of is that asphalt is porous and needs to “breathe” to allow any absorbed water to evaporate. Acrylic water-based sealers are simply thick paint that adheres to the top of an asphalt surface. By applying this sealer to an asphalt surface, you are capping the asphalt and not allowing it to “breathe.” This results in damage from water being retained beneath the surface and pushing up in winter due to freezing temperatures. Another negative outcome that occurs when using an acrylic/water-based sealer is that, like most paint products, this sealer cracks and chips in hot and cold weather conditions chipping off the top layer of asphalt with it. Surface cracking eventually worsens into spider web cracking, leaving your driveway or parking lot a checkerboard of loose asphalt. Most important, some water-based sealers are known to be extremely carcinogenic and have been banned in some parts of Canada and the United States (not something you want the kids to track into your home).
1. Are offering a very low price (40$-100$)
2. Are looking to do the work immediately on the spot
3. Only accept cash
4. The sealer being used has a strong odor of gasoline or another petroleum product.
5. Do not have business insurance to cover your property if an issue arises
Unlike some unscrupulous contractors who cut corners and use inferior products to cut costs, Seal Canada prioritizes quality and customer satisfaction. Our pricing is competitive, but we never compromise on the quality of our work or the materials used.
You can trust Hamilton’s #1 driveway sealing contractors to deliver outstanding results and ensure that your residential driveway or asphalt remains protected for years to come.
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