Not all asphalt sealers are the same and the application DOES make a difference.
Most sealcoat companies in Augusta and the CSRA purchase the same material and apply it the same way without taking into consideration weather, current asphalt condition and other variables into account. Many variables such as asphalt temperature, daytime temperature, sunlight exposure, humidity, application type, condition of pavement, and time to re-open lot are just some of the variables we monitor. Naturally, these are not all the same everyday so why should the material being supplied be the same. Part of the performance of a sealcoat is determining the right conditions and then tailoring the sealcoat blend to meet those variables thereby providing the best sealing application. Additives can be used to increase drying time, curing time, and suspending sand in solutions better are just some of the items we tweak to get the best job. Also, we blend the concentration of sealer/solids and water along with the additives to maximize the quality job.