Author page: Ted Lovell

Choosing a Reputable Sealcoating Contractor

Spring has arrived in central Ohio and for many homeowners and property managers that means sealcoating the asphalt (blacktop) driveway or parking lot. Choosing the best sealcoating company can seem like a daunting task. In this article I’m going to point out some of the most important things to look for as well as some red flags to avoid. The…

How Often Should I Sealcoat My Driveway?

The short answer is every two years. I’ve read some articles in the local newspaper by the “know it all” jack of all trades, columnist who gets paid to write about various home improvement projects. He may or may not be qualified to expound on every article he opines but his editor demands pen to paper for his keep. As…

Why Sealcoating Makes “Cents.”

Sealcoating is a true “barrier coat” between asphalt surfaces and the destructive elements. The term “sealcoating” means keeping the redeeming properties of asphalt sealed in to prolong the pavement life and preserve its functional properties. The primary reason to sealcoat an asphalt pavement is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating effects of sun and water. When an asphalt pavement…

Why Jet-Seal Chooses Brewer Cote® Asphalt Sealer

The quick answer to why Jet-Seal uses Brewer Cote® is because it simply lasts longer. Let’s break down the reasons that make Brewer Cote® pavement sealer “The Best in the Business.” Brewer Cote® is a 100% refined tar emulsion pavement sealer.  Unlike the asphalt it is designed to protect or pavement sealer made from asphalt, refined tar emulsion pavement sealer resists…

Jet-Seal: Reflecting on the Past 59 Years

When my dad, Gene Lovell founded the company in 1958 (later named Jet-Seal), sealcoating products and application methods were limited. Dad purchased his sealer at a coatings manufacturing plant in northeast Ohio. The company manufactured a product that was formulated with gilsonite and distributed their product under various labels, including Topcoat® to building supply centers. Dad had a contact that…

The Advantages PolyCote® Premium Grade Pavement Sealer

Premium Pavement Sealer System Defined You may ask; What is a premium grade pavement sealer system, isn’t sealcoating just sealcoating? What Is Traditional Pavement Sealer Compared To A Premium Grade Pavement Sealer: When coal tar emulsion is purchased from a pavement sealer manufacturer or authorized distributor, it comes in a concentrated form resembling pudding. The manufacturer then suggests certain mix…

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Driveway Sealing

So, you’re thinking about sealcoating your asphalt driveway? I could start by recommending you have the work done by a trusted contractor but that’s not why you came here. You want the inside scoop on how to do it yourself. An asphalt driveway is an investment that is well worth protecting. Proper maintenance can triple the life of a driveway,…

Your Lot is the Face of your Business

Practicing effectual parking lot maintenance is vital to maintaining a professional exterior at any commercial facility. Your lot is the face of your business, so it needs to be kept clean, smooth, and free of debris. This makes contracting a scheduled sweeping and striping service a necessity.

Save Money with Parking Lot Maintenance

The cost of replacing non maintained asphalt costs seven times what it would cost to maintain the original asphalt. A properly maintained asphalt pavement will last up to three times longer than an unsealed pavement. This can amount to thousands of dollars, even for small parking lots or driveways.