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When to Sealcoat or Resurface Your Asphalt Driveway

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A worker sealcoats an asphalt driveway with a broomWhile they have a fresh, black appearance and beautiful curb appeal, asphalt driveways also require proper maintenance. Many homeowners may notice their driveway doesn’t look as new as it once did—but they don’t know if sealcoating or resurfacing is the answer.

Are you asking yourself, “When should I sealcoat or repave my asphalt driveway?” Explore this guide to learn how often you should seal an asphalt driveway, what it costs to replace an asphalt driveway, and more. (more…)

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What Is Sealcoating and When Do I Need It?

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Close-up of a worker sealing asphalt cracks with sealcoat and squeegee Sealcoating is a defensive layer designed to protect your driveway from harmful elements. Sealant mixtures are bituminous- or acrylic-based liquids. The liquid base is mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives and other fillers to achieve a premium formula. When applied on a regular schedule, sealcoating doubles the life of a driveway or parking lot. (more…)

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Choosing an Asphalt Driveway Sealant

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A homeowner applies asphalt sealer with a stiff broomAsphalt sealers are a must-have product for homeowners or businesses with driveways, parking lots and walking paths. If you want to roll up your sleeves for a driveway DIY project, consider several types of driveway sealers on the market. Sealants come in several varieties, Here are four common pavement sealers, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. (more…)

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How to Seal Your Asphalt or Blacktop Driveway

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Sealing blacktop driveways is an easy job—if it’s done right. The project requires the right preparation before sealing, proper tools, supplies and an asphalt sealant you trust to get the job done. High-quality asphalt sealers, like INTEGRA-SEAL, reduce heat and UV damage and prevent water from penetrating pores and cracks during freeze and thaw cycles.

If you want your pavement to last for years, follow these steps to learn how to seal your asphalt driveway.

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Repairing Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway

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asphalt crack fillerWondering how to fix cracks in your asphalt driveway? Driveway cracks are commonly caused by cycles of aging, a settling subbase and/or freezing and thawing. Untreated cracks will lead to moisture entry and eventual erosion of underlying subbase under your concrete or asphalt.

The best way to avoid these cracks is to be proactive and take action before they extend and worsen. Some of the tools necessary to fix asphalt driveways are available at your local hardware store. So, purchase the right crack filler and tools for your driveway and follow these instructions for the best results.

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UNIQUE Pavement Preservation Process

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Is UNIQUE’s pavement repair and preservation solution right for you?

Need more than just a temporary fix? Check out this new ad we just ran that shows our UNIQUE Pavement Preservation Process using UPM® mix for the holes, KOLD-FLO® crack filler for the cracks, and RAVEL CHECK® rejuvenating liquid to cover it all.

UNIQUE’s pavement repair and preservation system is the solution to your problem!

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WKYC Covers UNIQUE Paving Materials & Our Non-Coal Tar Sealer – INTEGRA-SEAL®

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It started when USA Today published an article on the potential hazards of coal tar sealer – a pavement sealing solution that several studies have concluded to contain hazardous chemicals that elevate lifetime cancer risk. Concern over the risk of these chemicals leaching into the soil and getting into water supplies via rainwater run-off have caused an increasing  number of cities and municipalities, as well as hardware mega-stores such as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and the Home Depot, to ban its sale and use.

Local television news station WKYC of Cleveland then contacted UNIQUE Paving Materials regarding our own INTEGRA-SEAL®, a non-coal tar sealer featuring zero VOCs & PAHs as well as no coal tar at all. Indeed, UNIQUE started working on a more environmentally friendly, asphalt-based sealants twenty years ago.

WKYC came to UNIQUE’s facilities in the Cleveland area and interviewed our President, Michael Pemberton, about coal tar sealer as well as our innovative replacement product in INTEGRA-SEAL®. We were delighted to get the good press about our great product, as well as to participate in the ongoing dialogue about coal tar sealant.

 

Questions? Concerns? You can contact UNIQUE and we will get back to you. Feel free to comment on this blog post below as well to get your own dialogue started on this important issue.

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