seal coating drive way...help please....

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by ashs inc, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    First of all I do not do seal coating. I am trying to help out my grandfather. He lives in a very rural area. His drive is approx 3500 sq ft. No one locally does seal coating. Closest guy is 2 hrs away His quote was $1300. because of drive time. that contractor suggested to him to go to lowes and buy 10 5 gallon buckets of drive way sealer and put it on.

    what do the pros think of this. thanks guys

    neil
     
  2. salopez

    salopez LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    wow thats almost 50 cents a square!

    too high.
     
  3. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    yeah the problem is he lives so far away. drive time. so what do you think about using the stuff at lowes? will it work?
     
  4. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  5. EWS

    EWS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    wow 1300.00 hes a moron.. I usually charge 75 hr drive time so 4 hrs would be 300 and than 3500@ 12 cents 420 720 total.. anyways get 10 buckets and you will be good.. it will work
     
  6. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    thanks...i just want to help him out..hes old i dont want him to get ripped off
     
  7. RomanyGirl

    RomanyGirl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    don't go buy that latex crap....go to a hardware store and ask them if they have Gilsonite. Professional petro based sealer. Not latex crap. Latex is BAD for your drive. It doesn't let it breathe, it just sits on top of the drive!
     

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