Volunteers attempting to sealcoat church parking lot- please help!

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by kline5, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. kline5

    kline5 LawnSite Member
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    Guys, our church parking lot is overdue for sealcoating. A couple of our guys bought a 550 gal. aggitated spray unit from a guy that was giving up the business due to bad health. We are planning to sealcoat the parking lot in a week or so. The problem is- none of us have ever sealcoated before! I have been doing alot of reading on the subject (mostly on this forum) but would appreciate any advise about the process.

    The bulk distributor is 100 miles away... can we go get the product one day and then wait til the next day to spray it? How much do we need to aggitate it overnight?

    The distributor sells the product diluted or undiluted. which do we want?

    How much product do we need to cover a 20,00 sq. ft. parking lot?

    Any advice from you old Pros would be greatly appreciated. Thank in advance.

    Rev. David Kline
    Valley View Baptist Church
    Eureka Springs, AR
    479-253-5714
     
  2. mdavis

    mdavis LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 7

    How many square feet is the parking lot?
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    im gonna guess he meant 20,000
     
  4. kline5

    kline5 LawnSite Member
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    Ya, 20,000 sq ft. approx. Sorry about that.
     
  5. mdavis

    mdavis LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 7

    What kind of sprayer did you buy off one of your members?? hand or hydralic agitator?? trailor or truck mounted?? I assume the guy told you to figure in about 10pounds a gallon when the sealer is diluted is the reason i ask. if it is hand crank your going to need some young strong guys to keep it cranked for you. Do you guys have leafe blowers available?? is there any pot holes in the parking lot?
     
  6. kline5

    kline5 LawnSite Member
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    The unit is trailer mounted, has a gas engine powered agittator. Yes, we have leaf blowers available. No potholes, just a small crack down the middle of the lot. I've been trying to keep the grass/weeds killed back with Roundup.
    Thanks for reply.
     
  7. mdavis

    mdavis LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 7

    How deep are the cracks and width of them?
     
  8. kline5

    kline5 LawnSite Member
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    They are less than 1/2 in wide, but don't know how deep.
     
  9. mdavis

    mdavis LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 7

    Did he happen to have a hot crack machine when u bought the stuff off of him?
     
  10. kline5

    kline5 LawnSite Member
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    No, I'm afraid he had already sold it to someone else. We will have to find another way to fill the cracks. We were debating the idea of heating tar in a metal bucket over a camp stove and then drizzlng it into the crack.
     

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