OUR SEALING PROCESS
American Drive-Seal offers a comprehensive 6-step process for sealing your driveway or parking lot.
Step 1: Edge the grass along the sides of the driveway
Step 2: Clean dirt and debris off of driveway surface
Step 3: Prepare cracks
Step 4: Fill any ‘fillable’ cracks with Hot Tar
Step 5: Brush sealer in areas near the garage, sidewalk, pavers etc.
Step 6: Power spray sealer or Hand Brush apply sealer on driveway
We use a commercial grade coal tar emulsion sealer, fortified with a state-of-the-art polymer additive to produce the finest protective coating available. Sand is added to the mix to provided added traction. This is especially useful for inclined driveways that are difficult to traverse when ice and snow are present in winter.
Cracks wider and than 1/2″ are filled with highway-grade hot tar and or a cold crack filler. Despite our competitive prices, we do not charge extra for most crack filling applications as it is a necessary protective measure for extending the life of your driveway.
Some driveways and parking lots have what are known as ‘Alligator Cracks’, which occur when the asphalt is broken into small chunks. These cracks are usually caused by soft ground under the pavement, tree roots, water, and rocks under the surface.
Although these cracks are often significantly large and troublesome, they are NOT fill-able. Filling these cracks with hot tar often results in the chunks of driveway binding together with no connection to the asphalt underneath. Driving over these sections after they are filled can result in ripping up entire chunks of asphalt from your driveway; which is why we do not fill these sections.
We can also perform small pothole repairs using cold patch asphalt, but do not have any of the paving equipment necessary for larger repairs. We have partnerships with local paving companies and can give referrals for larger repairs.
Proudly Serving Morris and Warren County for 28 years
American Drive Seal was founded by Bob and Daphne Hunt in 1990. As one of the first driveway sealing companies in Northern New Jersey, Bob and Daphne steadily built our business with quality workmanship, friendly customer service, and accountability. Today, as a result of all their hard work and dedication, repeat customers and referrals account for the majority of our business.
In 2011, during Hurricane Irene, we lost our longtime friend and co-worker Mike Sceranko who passed away before his time at the age of 44. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his wife, his children, and the rest of their family.American Drive Seal is now under the ownership of Ken Hunt, who has worked with the company since 2011. Along with his girlfriend Karla, who now manages the office work, Ken is determined to uphold the quality of work and friendly service that made us what we are today.