Driveway Sealcoating Question: Hot Or Cold ?

Hello,
For a typical home driveway, when one hires a contractor to put a "Sealcoat" on it, is the sealcoat usually applied hot or just at normal temperature ?
The person we hired says it's applied "cold," but I always thought it was a hot application ?
Thanks, Bob
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I've only seen it done cold. That includes a large condo complex where we did the parking lots, etc. The materials were water based and could be applied either by hand with a squeege type thing or can also be sprayed.
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On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:26:52 AM UTC-4, Bob wrote:

i have never seen sealer applied hot. cold is the norm.
sealer has preserved my asphalt driveway that was lain in about 1985. its approaching 30 years old:) i am planning on sealing it in the next couple weeks just as soon as a small hand digging project is complete adjacent to the driveway.
sealer seals the cracks keeping water out, very important in cold climates where it freezes
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Funny you should ask. I'm right in the middle of evaluating bids to reseal a 6000 sq ft drive/parking area. Asphalt was laid about 4 years ago and sealed a month later. Both then and now, the sealer was "hot", but only in a relative sense.
You can learn a lot by talking to the local supplier of sealant - companies like Sealmaster. They don't put the stuff down, they sell the material and equipment to the guys who do.
According to the supplier, the material is 160 degrees when it leaves thier facility. It can be sucessfully applied down to about 80 degrees.
The cold latex style sealers don't penetrate the cracks as well as a hot sealer, and the coal tar sealers aren't as good as the mineral based sealers. Unfortunately, if you've used either of these in the past, your options may be limited.
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