On 7/2/2016 1:29 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Beats me. Probably anything but the cheap crap they sell at McLowesDepotBigBoxSuperStore.
I always hire the local driveway sealing company. They spray it on hot, takes just a few minutes and they're done. Makes it look nice for about
But you're in the Chicago area. Good luck finding an honest contractor. ;-)
I've used the stuff SealMaster sells exclusively for the last 10 years and have
been pleased with it. A few things to keep in mind:
- The stuff sold by the big box stores is generally acrylic/latex based. It
doesn't last very long and once you use it, you can't use asphalt based sealers
until it's completely worn off, which is basically never. I also had some really
nasty crack seal stuff that went on brown and tuned black after a couple of
hours. Thought it was fine - two months later it had weathered to light gray.
-There's no such thing as "Airport Grade." That's a marketing trademark.
- As with most coatings, how it's applied has a lot to do with how good it looks
and how long it lasts. Doing it yourself or getting some guy who rang your
doorbell and said he was in the area is not going to turn out well.
- Proper crack filling is important. Don't think you'll be able to fill cracks
with sealer. It doesn't work.
- Sealer does not fix asphalt that has failed. Soft spots and places that have
turned to gravel need to be repaired.
- The Sealmaster store will sell you the material, but it needs to go on hot,
which means you need to transport it properly and get it down quickly. Some
stores have heated tank trailers they will rent you.
- The Sealmaster store manager will also know who the good applicators are in
your area. Ask nicely and they'll give you a few names.
- There's a lot of ways bad applicators can cut corners, including watering down
the sealer with kerosene. Will look OK going on, but wear really fast. See
I guess it depends on how knowledgeable you are about US geography.
If he'd said "Memphis", would you have needed to look it up?
"Austin"? "Dallas"? "Chicago"? "Boston"? "Framingham"?
"San Francisco"? "Des Moines"? "Cambridge"? "Feenigs"?
It did make the list of ten snobbiest cities.
There are at least 3 towns named Springfield in the U.S. Well, make
that four, or so. Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota, Oregon,
I guess there's another one way back east.
Springfield, MA (we used to make a dash there to buy beer/liquor
But, I thought there were more Springfields (which is why I chose Springfield
for the last reference). I'll have to check my postal database...
Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, ...
(now you understand the wink? :> )
Yeah, I actually know where it is- I was just jerking the OP's chain!
I used to have a client whose corporate headwaters office was in
downtime Chicago. I flew in and visited there often
Three of the most insufferable, self-aggrandizing assholes in the
company commuted in daily from Naperville.
I had to go to a cocktail party in Naperville one evening and the BS was
flowing so deep, I could have used waders...and most of the women were
real piggies too ;-)
History teaches us that men and nations only behave wisely once they
have exhausted all other alternatives.
Link here: https://www.runza.com/ They add different things to
flavor a bit. One is called a Swiss cheese, another spicy jack,
a couple more. I like the burgers better than the big chains and the
onion rings aren't
A winter promotion is the price of a Runza is the temperature at
6 am. or so.
A summer thing is they throw in a free straw with a drink.
I've never stopped in while the promotion is going. I guess
hit 0 for the actual Runza. One has to pay for the extras, of course.
Average low is about 10F. Average high is about freezing in
January. The worst I remember was a few days not reaching 0 F for the
high the winter we buried my favorite uncle.
Auto makers used to test cars in International Falls, MN where it
I had local 2man crew do my 100foot driveway plus. Less than $200. Put it
on hot. I don't think they added the recommended sand. Still looks nice.
Minor cracking on my fairly rough surface.
Asphalt is over 90% sand and rock and is porous.
Needs to be sealed particular from water freezing and thawing in winter.
You can do it yourself, job will be better than spray on but will cost
more and is tough job for us old folks.
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