Very interesting. It appears to be gravity feed, I guess it would work best with newer sealers. I notice the video shows running a stripe down the middle of a drive, I think I'd prefer not to run my tractor tires through recent application, but I wonder about overlap on second pass. 60" would almost certainly require I drive through some on curves and turn-arounds. I'm curious what clean-up would be like. Finally, I think I'd like to find a Rent-All that carries something like this for my first test.
Thanks for the link! I haven't been paying $2200 for my drive, but I am paying enough to cover the piece of equip if not the buckets of sealer in one year.
I was wondering the same thing. I'm not too far from the OP, in SWNY and they wanted $200 to do mine the last time I got an estimate (4 years ago). My driveway is about 350' long. It takes me about 4 hours and 4 buckets of seal, plus a squeegie..total cost to me is about $75. My time is worth something too, but I like the satisfaction of doing it myself?:fing20:
Yeah.. id say go with a pushbroom and some buckets of sealer.
Much cheaper and really not a whole lot of work. When I had a mobile home I did mine that way.. need to do my driveway now but I think its beyond sealing.. has alot of big cracks and spots where its crumbling.. just pushing it as long as I can before having a company put in new asphalt. Dont know what that will cost but I bet its more than your 2200.
Ran across this while looking at an Asphalt sealing site:
Counterpoint: Is Sealing a Driveway Bad?
One final thought… some asphalt contractors recommend against sealing. The argument: sealers prevent moisture from escaping. If water finds its way under the sealer, it is more likely to freeze and crack than if it were allowed to expand up and out, or evaporate. If you seal the driveway, you’ll be forced to reseal every few years or cracks in some parts of the top coat will exacerbate this problem.
Our jury is still out on this, and without a good study across climates, sealers, and compounds, it would be hard to evaluate the claim. For now, we think the cosmetic benefits of sealing are pretty great, and would recommend it to increase resale value.