Driveway Sealing Steps

  1. Driveway edge

    All grass areas will be power edged to ensure a manicured finish upon application of sealer and will allow the pavement sealer to penetrate and seal the edges which are subject to erosion from water. If you have mulch beds, the mulch will be pushed back to expose the driveway edges. If you have Belgium block or brick pavers on the edge of your driveway, rest assured that our workmanship is the cleanest in the industry. We will take every step necessary to ensure that no sealer reaches any non-target surface. The crews all have water spray bottles on hand to immediately clean any spills.

  2. Driveway Cleaning

    High powered push blowers are used to remove all dirt, debris, mulch, silt and dust from your driveway. Good preparation is key to ensure the pavement sealer bonds properly.

  3. Spot Cleaning,

    We will apply latex based oil spot primer to all oil, gas and grease spots on the driveway to provide a good cohesive bond with the pavement sealer and reduce bleed through.

  4. Joint Sealing

    We will utilize Driveway Guardian Joint Seal to seal the joint between the asphalt and concrete at the garage apron if the joint has opened to a width of ¼” or more.

  5. Broom Coating  

    All pavement sealers are applied with our specially manufactured nylon seal coating brooms which are manufactured exclusively for our company. These specialized brooms apply the most uniform coverage of material available ensuring a long-lasting job.

  6. Protection after sealing

    Upon completion we will barricade your driveway with Orange Banner Tape to prevent people from walking / driving on the driveway for the 24 hr cure time. 48 hrs for parking your car is preferred to prevent power steering marks.

Why do we need sand in the sealcoating process?

Sand is a manufacturer specified thickening agent needed to increase the grit in sealcoating material. There are some contractors out there who still use a product known as Gilsonite, which is extremely slippery as well as illegal. Reputable sealcoating contractors do not use this product, and are diligent in using manufacturer specified sand to ensure driveways have the necessary traction.

Fully-licensed and insured, and providing a 100% workmanship guarantee, Castle Driveway is the trusted choice for commercial property managers and owners who are looking to enhance and preserve their asphalt property investment.

A scheduled program of pavement maintenance beautifies and protects asphalt pavement for a fraction of the cost of overlaying with new asphalt. Left untreated asphalt will deteriorate due to moisture, cracks, ongoing wear and tear, engine oil spills, anti-freeze and even oxidation. A proper maintenance program that includes periodic sealcoating and crack filling will more than double the life our your asphalt pavement.

Why do you fill cracks with hot crack filler and others do not?

The proper way to seal cracks in your asphalt pavement is to use hot crack filler. Unfortunately, some contractors drag extra sealer over cracks giving the impression that the crack has been filled. While this allows them to offer a less expensive quote, it doesn’t resolve the problem. It will seal the crack temporarily however after a powerful hard rain, the crack will reappear. Simply put, the sealer is not meant to fill large cracks.

With Castle Driveway paving services, you’re benefiting from many years of technical and on-going research and development. Our sealer meets or exceeds all USAF, US DOT, FFA, ASTM and Federal Standards and specifications. You will always receive a free site consultation to address your concerns and a quote that will reflect the best course of action to maintain your asset. Castle Driveway proprietary sealcoating is superior, and exclusive, to our customers.

Castle Driveway Donates Over 400 lbs. of Food

Castle Driveway continues to lend a helping hand to those in need.  For the last three years, we’ve teamed up with the Food Bank For Westchester who’s mission is to create a hunger-free environment for those in Westchester County NY.

The Food Bank For Westchester serves over 265 local hunger-relief programs throughout the county including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.