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.