Driveway Sealing

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by DreamBig:LiveBigger, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. DreamBig:LiveBigger

    DreamBig:LiveBigger LawnSite Member
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    Is anyone in the driveway sealing business as well? If not, does anyone know of any good sites to find equipment needed to do such a job?
     
  2. G-father

    G-father LawnSite Member
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    Equiptment?

    Blowers to clean the pavement.

    Detergent to clean up oil spills etc.

    Lots and lots of 5 gallon sealer cans.

    A couple of large squeegees.

    Workers with good backs.

    On a larger scale you need a large tar truck and sprayers.
     
  3. DreamBig:LiveBigger

    DreamBig:LiveBigger LawnSite Member
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    Thanks....any idea how much those tanks cost?
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    I did this once.

    never again.

    period.:eek:

    if it is for you...hey super! if you get down my way, let me know. I can get you some BIZ including my own driveway.

    that stuff is nasty!

    GEO
     
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There's acctually a tar truck for sale near my town but there are a lot of things to consider you will need to buy as G-father had stated. You would also need hot tar for cracks. If you are going to buy a truck with a tar barrel on it buy new. Used ones S*** for the tar has gotten all clogged up in the hoses and its jus really a piece of junk after its done with unless it has been really maintained. If you stick with small driveways its a good deal but parking lots and bigger are the worest. Like any other occupation or service it has its ups and downs.
     
  6. G-father

    G-father LawnSite Member
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    The tar cost anywhere from 6-20 dollars per container (depending on lifespan). Having said that I agree with the guys above. Don't start with a large parking lot, been there done that. It sucks!!
     
  7. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a good friend that I have worked with that owns a sealing business. If you want to make any money at it get a tanker truck and spray the sealant from the truck. If you want to go broke then buy the 5 gallon pales.

    I would strongly suggest looking at other things to add to your business, not sealing!
     
  8. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    Aditional service is somthing that can make ya or break ya

    Don't know much about "Driveway sealing"

    If you are looking for some good additional service have a search for "Anti cob web Aplications as additional service" there is an Excellant product called Adesectin and all ya need is the Adesectin and a 15litter back pack sprayer.

    I have been providing this service for a while now (good money and its easy) and you'll find once the word gets out that the stuff actually works and it lasts for 4 - 6 months (I garentee it) you will be flat out.
    I've had 9 clients that got me down to the Marina to treat their boats and this is a real nice change to cutting lawn.
    I have many clients that have Bi annual applications inside/ outside

    Give it a go..............Not much outlay so ya got nothing to lose if it aint for you or ya customers.
     
  10. Hamed Jamshidi

    Hamed Jamshidi LawnSite Member
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    I also would like to start this business, however I do not know how to find a driveway tar sealercoat truck all equiped to go before end of the season. If you know where I should buy such truck let me know too, please. I live and work in Ontario, Mississauga.:canadaflag:
     

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