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At Yellowstone Pavement Solutions, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Whether your project is a large parking lot, a federally or state managed road system, or a small residential driveway, we will make it a point to put you first.

Sealcoating Services

Commercial Sealcoating

There is no job too large for YPS! We take pride in having a detailed work and traffic control plan prepared for our client prior to any sealcoating and asphalt maintenance. This way both YPS and the client are on the same page and the job runs smoothly.

Residential Sealcoating

Sealcoating is a necessary maintenance project for all asphalt surfaces and has the added effect of making your driveway look brand new. Give us a call today and we would be happy to have our estimator meet you and provide a sealcoating quote.


Why Sealcoating is Necessary

Sealcoating a driveway is like painting the exterior of your house. Your end goal is not to create a new structure. Sealcoat is not meant to address any of the serious areas of wear and tear you may have. The purpose it to add a protective layer and make sure your structural component (Your asphalt driveway) is protected from the elements. Sealcoating is a necessary maintenance solution for all asphalt surfaces.

Through natural processes, the oils in a bituminous aggregate (asphalt) break down and oxidize. This oxidation is very visible in grey and brittle parking lots and driveways. Sealcoating will add the protection necessary to stop the oxidation of oils in the asphalt, leading to a significant increase in life. Oxidation will lead to a complete breakdown of your asphalt.

Sealcoat works to lock in oils in asphalt, giving the pavement more flexibility. Flexibility also helps to keep pavement from cracking under a shifting base layer.

Hairline fractures will begin to appear shortly after a new asphalt surface is paved. These hairline cracks are cause by inadequate compaction on the sub layers below the asphalt. When these cracks appear, they give an easy route for water to enter the asphalt and begin its freeze-thaw cycle of destruction. Sealcoating works to fill in these hairline cracks to make sure your asphalt surface is impermeable to water intrusion.

Sealcoating is vital to maintain your asphalt parking lot. At Yellowstone Pavement Solutions we specialize in all things asphalt maintenance. This includes crack repair, sealcoating, line striping and pot hole repair. We operate throughout Montana including; Bozeman, Belgrade, Billings, Three Forks, Ennis, Helena, Butte and Missoula.

Sealcoating FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

How Much Does it Cost?

At Yellowstone Pavement Solutions, we understand that budgeting for pavement maintenance can be a concern for many of our clients. The cost of sealcoating can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the area to be sealed, the current condition of the pavement, and any special requirements of the project.

However, we want to emphasize that investing in regular pavement maintenance, such as sealcoating, can save you money in the long run by extending the life of your pavement and preventing more costly repairs. Our team is always happy to work with our clients to find a solution that fits their budget and meets their pavement maintenance needs.

When Should I Sealcoat in the Year?

Asphalt emulsions (i.e. sealcoat and slurry seals) have a really specific temperature range that they can be applied in. This is usually average temperatures above 50 degrees over a 24 hour period and absolutely no lower than 40 degrees. This is due to the emulsions being a water based product that must fully evaporate for the remaining asphalt oil to set properly. Our season generally runs from May 1st through October 1st, with a little wiggle room on either side depending on weather. We keep a close eye on our nightly lows and will schedule our projects conservatively to ensure a solid product. Below you can see the average temperatures for Bozeman Montana. This gives a pretty good idea of the seasonal cut off points.

How Fast Does Our Schedule Fill Up?

At Yellowstone Pavement Solutions, we are dedicated to providing top-quality pavement maintenance services to our clients. Our schedule fills up quickly, and we encourage our clients to sign up for services as soon as possible to ensure timely and efficient service. Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your pavement maintenance needs – contact us today to secure your spot on our schedule.

How Long Does it Last ?

Bozeman Montana is quite possibly one of the hardest areas on asphalt pavement. The temperatures swings and extensive snow (and plowing) can degrade a surface fast. With this being said, we are confident in the longevity of our product meeting and in most cases exceeding any current industry standard which is widely recognized at 3-5 years. We recommend to property managers to plan on sealcoating every 3 years for the most benefit and greatest life of your pavement.

How Does Asphalt Degrade ?

Asphalt degrades due to several factors. One of the most significant factors is exposure to the elements, such as sunlight, wind, rain, and snow. This exposure can cause the asphalt to dry out and become brittle, leading to cracking and erosion. Additionally, heavy traffic can cause the pavement to wear down over time, leading to potholes and other damage. Poor construction practices and inadequate drainage can also contribute to asphalt degradation, as water can seep into the pavement and cause damage from below. Finally, lack of regular maintenance, such as crack sealing and sealcoating, can accelerate the degradation process and lead to more significant problems down the line.

Should I be Concerned What Product A Contractor is Using?

Yes! Just as any products in the world; there are good and there are bad. Bad products are Coal Tars and Gilsonite Sealers. We have numerous posts on these in our blog if you guys want to learn more. We use an asphalt emulsion and environmentally conscious product called PitchBlack. This product is an industry leader and, based on our experience and research, one of the best products for this area. We adjust our water content per job, but never dilute like some of the cheaper guys do. We guarantee that the product we place is legitimate and to an ASTM and FAA specification grade.