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Juggernaut
Irreverent or irrelevant?
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join:2006-09-05
Kelowna, BC
kudos:2
reply to alkizmo

Re: True story - Paveway sealing hottie

said by alkizmo:

Then they applied a sealant which aesthetically covered all the patches. Would that be a good reason to apply sealant?

The main reason to use a hot tar sealant is to keep water out of cracks, and splits. It'll eventually erode the road base, and leave potholes. The same if water gets in, and freezes. It heaves the pavement. It's meant to be a fix to lengthen the life of the asphalt.
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koma3504
Advocate
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join:2004-06-22
North Richland Hills, TX
reply to alkizmo
Some of my best employees I had in the sheetrock, tape bed texture and patch work. Was Female


aannoonn

@optonline.net
said by koma3504:

Some of my best employees I had in the sheetrock, tape bed texture and patch work. Was Female

They're no longer female?

garys_2k
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join:2004-05-07
Farmington, MI
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reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

The main reason to use a hot tar sealant is to keep water out of cracks, and splits. It'll eventually erode the road base, and leave potholes. The same if water gets in, and freezes. It heaves the pavement. It's meant to be a fix to lengthen the life of the asphalt.

That's what I understand, it seals the fine cracks. Asphalt streets don't need it because they usually have a better engineered base and a much thicker coarse (reinforced with stones) layer than driveways.


49528867
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join:2010-04-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:3

3 recommendations

reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo:

Oh cmon guys I couldn't have taken a picture of her as she talked to me, nor do I have a camera at my entrance (But for SECURITY reasons, I MUST DO SO ASAP! I told her to come back later this summer).

Send her over my way, I don't need my driveway sealed but I have $120, plenty of cameras (still and video) and access to a couple of private studios one with full dressing room with bath and a wet bar.

And yes I will post the pictures.

Wayne

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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to koma3504
Yes but were they perky young girls?

I'm not being sexist. I wouldn't believe a boy of similar build could do it.... Until I saw videos of those scams and it only looks like they are using a pressure hose to spray "paint" the asphalt black.

guppy_fish
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join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
kudos:3
reply to alkizmo
Shouldn't you be spending time getting the the house ready for your new baby and in laws? Lots to paint, dual dryer to connect and a basement remodel instead of posting about 18yo gypsy's?


Dennis
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join:2001-01-26
Algonquin, IL
kudos:5
reply to alkizmo
Usually they just hit me up for magazine subscriptions....this is just a common tactic and yeah like everyone else said god knows what they would have dumped on the driveway.

garys_2k
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Farmington, MI
Reviews:
·Callcentric
reply to guppy_fish
said by guppy_fish:

Shouldn't you be spending time getting the the house ready for your new baby and in laws? Lots to paint, dual dryer to connect and a basement remodel instead of posting about 18yo gypsy's?

Yeah, no more looking and fantasizing for you!

telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06
reply to guppy_fish
said by guppy_fish:

Shouldn't you be spending time getting the the house ready for your new baby and in laws? Lots to paint, dual dryer to connect and a basement remodel instead of posting about 18yo gypsy's?

i think he needs a diversion, poor guy seems like he is going to have a hell of a year, Alkizmo, look all ya want!!


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to guppy_fish
Oh the house is ready for the baby. I wanted the basement to create a personal space to hang out away from the inlaws. It's almost impossible to focus on my projects because my wife can't do much anymore as she's like 37 weeks pregnant.

However the basement is cleaned up and I have a mini fridge down there and a laptop. With a 5 weeks paternity leave combined with 4 weeks vacation time, I will have a lot of time to focus on the projects. My wife will have her parents helping out with the baby.

Comment on the basement Reno: I am going through cans of great stuff and rolls of aluminum ducting tape. Man are there a lot of little cracks to tape and unreachable nooks to condemn with great stuff.
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49528867
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join:2010-04-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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reply to alkizmo

Re: True story - Paveway sealing hottie

said by alkizmo:

I'm not being sexist. I wouldn't believe a boy of similar build could do it....

Depends on the neighborhood, over in Wilton Manors Fl the door might not even be answered for a young perky girl but would be swung wide open if knocked on by a young boy.




Wayne
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Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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Wayne I think you might be right.


49528867
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join:2010-04-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:3
reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo:

Until I saw videos of those scams and it only looks like they are using a pressure hose to spray "paint" the asphalt black.

Driveway sealers come in two flavors down here, there are the trunk slamming fly by nighters who spray or skim down some odd foul smelling mixture of coal tar and a binder and companies who use push around or drive around sprayers that are so precise they can cut within an inch or so of a sidewalk or a parking bumper.

The trunk slammers go mostly after the residential market and the pros do commercial where they not only do the sealcoat they also re-stripe the lot and repaint and stencil as needed the bumpers.

As for quality I have seen jobs done by the slammers where they coated right over plants growing out of cracks and sprayed or skimmed the grass around the drive, whereas the pros come in first with a tractor that has a rotary broom mounted to the front which they use to break loose any plants or debris, the area is then vacuumed cracks are filled with hot tar and potholes are primed with hot tar and filled with hot asphalt which is rolled flush using a vibratory roller and then once all that is complete the re-coat is done using some kind of tar based material that is sprayed down hot which once cooled is done and ready to put in service.

The striping the use consists of some type of small plastic beads that they place in a hopper and melt and is also shot down hot with a machine that has two spray heads one for the striping and another that blows glass beads onto the cooling stripe making it reflective.

Wayne
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MrMoody
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join:2002-09-03
Smithfield, NC
reply to Zach1
They do it every few years on the county roads here:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal

All the loose gravel handily removes the paint from lower areas of your car ... but no worries, the tar replaces it.
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49528867
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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said by MrMoody:

They do it every few years on the county roads here:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal

All the loose gravel handily removes the paint from lower areas of your car ... but no worries, the tar replaces it.

When I was kid I remember the county would oil the dirt roads to keep them somewhat in place, they actually sprayed down used motor oil and it seemed to be mostly from diesels by the nasty smell of it, then came rainy season and what a freaking mess it made puddles would have a oily sheen on them, lawns became self edging as the grass near the roads died and every kid in the neighborhood heard the same words when entering the home that being TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF, as it once mixed with mud and water tracked everywhere.

Wayne
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DataDoc
My avatar looks like me, if I was 2D.
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Martinsburg, WV
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reply to nunya
said by nunya:

Travelers. Who knows what they would really put on your driveway. Driveway sealing is one of their oldest scams.

+1
And the guys that show up will want to use your bathroom so they can case the joint.
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Shadow01
Premium
join:2003-10-24
Wasteland
reply to alkizmo

Re: True story - Paveway sealing hottie

You have thousands of miles of asphalt roads around you and you are worried about a minimal amount of oil being added to that total on a driveway reseal?
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
said by Shadow01:

You have thousands of miles of asphalt roads around you and you are worried about a minimal amount of oil being added to that total on a driveway reseal?

Yes. If for X reason my soil is tested and deemed contaminated, I face thousands of dollars in clean up fees.

telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06
said by alkizmo:

said by Shadow01:

You have thousands of miles of asphalt roads around you and you are worried about a minimal amount of oil being added to that total on a driveway reseal?

Yes. If for X reason my soil is tested and deemed contaminated, I face thousands of dollars in clean up fees.

you would be surprised how many 50s and 60s houses have that problem, people back in the day would change their own oil and dump the used stuff on the driveway, in the back corner of the yard etc. If you have a hydro pole on your property you have contamination!


sivran
Seamonkey's back
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join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to alkizmo
True story - "paveway" to me means this bomb.

I misread "sealing" as "selling."

I thought someone was visited by a sexy arms dealer!
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breganza

join:2012-07-10
Marblehead, MA
reply to fifty nine
Haha.. 100% agreed with fifty nive.

iknow
Premium
join:2012-03-25
reply to sivran
said by sivran:

True story - "paveway" to me means this bomb.

I misread "sealing" as "selling."

I thought someone was visited by a sexy arms dealer!

that's interesting because "the pawn stars" on TV bought one of those seeker heads, legally too. heck, there's a website where you can buy soviet MIG jets!.


Juggernaut
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Kelowna, BC
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Nyet comrade, it was USAF, not Soviet.


IllIlIlllIll
EliteData
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Hampton Bays, NY
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reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo:

So just 30 minutes ago some 18 year old short-shorts tank top blondie girl came to my door offering to reseal my paveway for 120$.

I would have welcomed her inside and taken her to the bed room where the "sealing" process would begin
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SwedishRider
Rider on the Storm
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join:2006-01-11
not Sweden
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reply to alkizmo
Interestingly, I just had my driveway sealcoated by the same local company that installed the driveway last summer.

About 4200 sq ft. plus a few hundred feet of curbing for $700. Obviously I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere, but in this case, they are a quality, reputable company that I have done business with in the past. This is a case where you get what you pay for..


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
kudos:1
Reviews:
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said by SwedishRider:

Interestingly, I just had my driveway sealcoated by the same local company that installed the driveway last summer.

About 4200 sq ft. plus a few hundred feet of curbing for $700. Obviously I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere, but in this case, they are a quality, reputable company that I have done business with in the past. This is a case where you get what you pay for..

Your drive should last you a long time since you're taking care of it. Yes you get what you pay for especially if you have a reputable company you're dealing with.