LIQUID ASPHALT GEL TECHNOLOGY (LAGT): This is a product that is in a liquid form, that we place over an area, or the entire driveway. This is a 2 coat process. The first coat we add silicone sand that is mixed into the first coat. This will help fill in asphalt or concrete driveways with a lot of cracks. The 2nd coat is then applied only have the entire first coat is completely dry. This procedure has been is preformed by only a hand full of companies nation wide. This company has uses the same type of product, but at 40% cheaper. We been using this product sine 2012, and it has held up the hottest summers, and coldest winters. This is not a one time fix it all. It will still require annually maintenance of seal coat with slurry. All driveway require maintenance (SEAL COAT) rather asphalt or concrete.
Liquid Asphalt is not an all out cure for your driveway. You will still be able to see cracks and driveway deformities. What liquid asphalt does? It fills in all the cracks. Since the cracks take more product they are darker than sounding areas. Therefore the cracks are still visible. From a distance it will be hard to see and your driveway will look new again. We rate this product at 85%. In other words, it will be 85% better than what you had. If you don't want to see cracks then you will need to do a Rock Solid or Chip n Seal procedure, or new construction. Liquid Asphalt is not for every driveway. It only works for level driveways. It doesn't work as well on slopes and hills, only because of tire spinning, or pivoting. Those areas would cost extra as will would have to cover with Liquid Cement or hot patch asphalt. We normal use Liquid Cement to prep driveways for Rock Solid or Chip n Seal projects. Liquid Cement is an additional 25 cents a sq foot for those areas.
Temperatures must be between (50 - 85 degrees) After it is laid down, it will take approximately 8 hours to dry, then we seal coat with MAC-52 with a 2nd coat and possible a 3rd coat on the following day. We use a special broom to apply the MAC -52. In most cases a 3rd seal coat will be applied with a broom or squeegee. Now in extreme situation will apply a 4th coat or spot correct. Regardless it is all figured into the price. After the last application is completely dried for 48 hours, you can return to driving on the driveway. Note that if project is halted for any reason during the procedure, it can cause disruption of the hardness of the material which will lead to failure down the road. Vets Driveway Co Warranty is voided. See Warranties for more requirements.
Plan on not using your driveway between 5-7 days. Some driveways we can split. Those who have circle driveways + a straight driveway that leads to the garage for example. We could do the circle first one week, then the next week the other section. Allowing you a place to park. There is no extra charge. Job must be completed within 30 days. If you allow more time you risk 2 different colors as the weather temps can make different shades.
There are driveways that this product will not take in areas like slopes or step hills, and will have to likely go to a more stronger coverage like, rock Solid, chip n seal, or 2 inch overlay. It is possible to just do a 1 inch over lay and then do Rock Solid or just seal, but again depends on the driveway. Regardless, if we charged you x amount of dollars for Liquid Asphalt, and either it did take on those slopes or you just don't like the outcome. You can subtract those cost from doing a difference project from us. The Liquid Asphalt or Liquid Concrete / Cement would have to been done any how for base to be leveled, which is required for those additional services.
LIQUID ASPHALT COST PER SQUARE FOOT
There are 2 types of Liquid Asphalt
Gel Tech Liquid Asphalt priced at $75 cents a sq foot
Acrylic Liquid Asphalt priced at $1.25 a sq foot.
Gel has a 5 year warranty and Acrylic has a 10 year warranty
The warranty means that with normal were and tear that the product will hold up. The are some factors that you have to follow. IF you one of those who are not into following guide lines, then it best to have your job sealed annually with our worry free program, were the rules do not apply to you. It worry free so any issue take place, we will fix it all every year. Annually seal coat of Mac52 at 15 cents a sq foot.
*POTHOLES or DIPS ARE NOT INCLUDED, AND EXTRA COST MAY APPLY, IN MOST CASES WE WILL A MATERIAL INVITED BY VETS DRIVEWAY CO CALLED BLACK CONCRETE or WHITE CEMENT. AT $1 A SQ INCH. NOTE THIS WILL ADD 1 DAY TO THE PROJECT IF NEEDED.
We can not use asphalt materials as they take several weeks to cure. Black concrete / cement is a great durable filler, and ready the within 6 hours.
1: Clean off Driveway, repair any large holes .
2: Crack Fill all major cracks as best as possible.
3. Apply a bonding Agent ( 15 minutes of dry time)
4: First coat of Liquid Asphalt (dry time 6 hours)
5: Apply a bonding Agent ( 15 minutes of dry time)
6: Second coat of SLURRY (12 hour dry time - over night)
7: Seal Coat (MAC-52) (dry time 48 hours - before noon)
We now use a special brush to apply the Mac 52 which leaves a thicker coat on the driveway leaving a thicker protections.
MORE PICTURES CLICK HERE
click here for pictures: CLICK HERE
SEAL COATING WITH MAC 52 OR SLURRY
SEAL COAT (MAC 52): If you are an active in getting your driveway sealed once a year, and you are a residential you should only need 1 coat, but if you are commercial or its been awhile since you have last gotten a seal coat, the 2 coats are recommended. There is a big difference for driveways that have excessive warn areas. Normal a color of light grey is a good indicator. Must cases these area are the most cracked, and if not will soon be. the 2nd coat helps give that extra protection.
Cost: First Coat $0.15 cents sq. foot
Cost: Second Coat $0.10 cents sq. foot
SLURRY (MAC-52 WITH SILICONE SAND ADDED)
COST: FIRST COAT $.50 CENTS SQ FOOT
COST: SECOND COAT $.25 CENTS SQ FOOT
ARE POWER SPRAYED JOBS. STRAIGHT MAC 52, NO SLURRY. POWER SPRAYED JOBS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON RESIDENTIAL.
REQUIRES AN ESTIMATE (RANGE 10 - 18 CENTS) SQ FOOT
STRIPING (WHITE & YELLOW)
$5 A LINE OF 19 FEET BY 4"
$10 A SYMBOL
$25 BLUE/WHITE HANDY CAP
$25 YELLOW CURB 6 FEET
ANY COMMERCIAL JOB OVER $2,500.00 STRIPPING IS FREE (LINES & SYMBOLS)
*The above cost are with the use of a squeegee, if you would like it to be brushed which leaves a thicker application, add 25% more to the cost.
** We cut the mac-52 material with 30% water. If you want us to use less of a cut, the additional cost is required. Example you request 20%. 30-20=10, therefore a 10% additional cost.
*** major crack filling included in cost, if you want all the cracks filled, it is just the cost of the extra materials.
Residential: CLICK HERE
Commercial: CLICK HERE
Potholes: We now use cold or hot patch, or depending on the depth of the hole we can also use liquid asphalt or black concrete. Cold or Hot patch can be as deep as Foot and can not be driving on 10 days, where liquid asphalt or black concrete will take at lease 36 hours before being driving on. The benefit of liquid asphalt is that is patched the rest of the project. Cold patch does not. Normal a lot darker (pitch black), and it takes 60 days to cure, and we have to return to put a seal coat over, and then you can not drive one for 48 hours. The cost is the same.
Cost: $1.00 per sq. inch
Click to view process: CLICK HERE
Power Washing: We can power wash just about anything. From your driveway, home, deck, sidewalk, brick patio's. We use high pressure between 2600 - 3000 psi depending on the project, using bleach and simple green if around delicate plants. Now we only do power washing on days that it is raining, or forecast to rain. Our primary operations is asphalt sealing and repairs. We must have access to your water.
Sometimes a driveway will need to be power wash, especially if you use salt in the winter.
(Cost: $0.15 cents sq. foot.)
(Cost: $0.10 cents sq. foot, if you have more then 2 projects)
Warranty: One coat (any) gets you one year warranty. Two coats (any) gets you a 2 year warranty. If you stay a annual customer, that is if you get your driveway sealed at least once a year after the first project, you will have a lifetime warrant. Example; we fix a pothole, and then seal coat your driveway. 10 years down the road, you have been using our service every year. That pothole need to be replace. Under our guide lines of the warranty we replace it for free. Some projects may have a longer warranty which each one will be provided.
* see warranty page for rules.