Directory:All Pro Sealcoating
|All Pro Sealcoating & Asphalt Repair|
|Slogan||Professional Sealcoating Done Right!|
|Headquarters||Template:Country data US Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA|
|Key people||Shannon DeShannon, Owner|
Kathleen DeShannon, Co-Owner
Asphalt coating and sealing, residential and commercial parking lot and driveway
|Products||Commercial & Residential Asphalt Sealcoating and Repair|
|Contact||1265 Hales Bar Rd|
Guild, TN 37340-0000
|Reference||NAICS: 238990, 237310|
Region: Southeast TN and Northwest GA
All Pro Sealcoating & Asphalt Repair is a commercial asphalt sealcoating company located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is locally owned and operated. Because it is a small business they have a low overhead and can pass substantial savings to their customers.
All Pro Sealcoating started business in 2008 by husband and wife team Shannon DeShannon and Kathleen DeShannon. Shannon DeShannon has 20 years of experience in the asphalt paving and sealcoating business. Kathleen DeShannon has 20 years of experience in office management. Together they created a strong business with the focus on quality and customer satisfaction.
All Pro Sealcoating & Asphalt Repair provides the following services for Commercial and Residential customers:
SEALCOATING - Using only commercial-grade direct from the plant, mixed to spec
CRACK FILLING - Using a PREMIUM filler to ensure a top quality job
STRIPING - Using commercial quality traffic paints
PAVEMENT PATCHING/POT HOLE REPAIR
PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE - 1 to 3 year maintenance contracts available to save the customer extra money.
Driveways ~ Parking Lots ~ Private Roads ~ Sealcoating ~ Striping ~ Pavement Patching ~ Crack Filling ~ Pot hole Repair ~ Parking Lot Maintenance
All Pro Sealcoating is a small, Christian based business with low overhead. Due to this low overhead, they are able to provide professional services at a deep discount. Larger companies cannot do that because they have payroll to meet and the huge expense of several large vehicles to maintain.
With over 20 years of experience All Pro Sealcoating will earn your trust and repeat business through the high quality of their professional work. They intend to keep your business based on that foundation paired with integrity, reliability and consistency that exceeds your expectations.
Why Choose All Pro Sealcoating? They only use commercial grade sealer direct from the plant, mixed to factory specs! They DO NOT water the sealer down. You must be cautious of the larger companies and fly-by-night companies watering the sealer down to save money. Their company takes pride in the quality of work provided to customers. Your project will be completed on time and with professional workmanship.
All Pro Sealcoating offers Senior Discounts and discounts are available to owners of multiple properties when 2 or more properties are sealed.
5 Uncommon Questions To Ask When Hiring A Sealcoat Company
Here are 5 questions you should ask the sealcoating company you are considering that most people do not think to ask. They are beyond the usual “do you have references?” questions that most think about. The answers can give you a lot of insight into the company you are dealing with, not just factually, but also their preparedness in answering them. If they seem to stumble and are thrown off by the question, you need to consider heavily if this is really who you want working on your driveway. If they are knowledgeable, professional and confident they might be well worth it in the long run.
1. Is a hired man or the owner going to be on the job?
The owner cannot always be there, but he/she should have a reason as to why. If it is vital for you to have them there, work something out to ensure that this can happen. It IS possible. Because of the nature of this business, sealcoating companies are not multi billion dollar corporate giants where the CEO sits in an office all day. They are often driving the trucks, sweeping and simply getting into the details of as many projects as they can.
2. Will the sealcoat be applied by spray or by hand?
If it is a residential sealcoating job, the best quality jobs are done by hand. This is to ensure the sealer goes on very thick, the edges are done properly and the rest of your landscaping is not affected. Sprays, well spray. The sealer is thinner because it has to be thin enough to fit through a small nozzle on the sprayer. This is good for covering huge areas like parking lots. If the contractor plans to spray your driveway, ask to see how thick the sealer is and ask them how they will prevent it from spreading to the lawn. If a sprayer is being used, ask how many coats will be applied. This matters to ensure an even coat as sealer has to be watered down to get through the spray nozzle. If the price is not for 2 coats of sprayed-on sealer be very weary of using them.
3. What is the warranty?
Notice I didn’t say “IS there a warranty.” There should be one. This type of work can easily come with some sort of guarantee. A professional sealcoater knows that if they do their job correctly and thoroughly, the chances of something failing are slim. It is a calculated risk that he can take and stay profitable.
4. How long have you been in business?
This one would seem to be obvious to ask, but it isn’t. Granted, every new business needs a shot at proving themselves but this is an investment in your home that you will need to live with for 2-3 years. Do you really want someone inexperienced on this? They should be able to tell you how long they have been in business and quickly list some local jobs they have done. If not, this may not be the company for you. If they have been around for a while, there should be plenty of information about them online as well.
5. Why are you so much cheaper than everyone else?
What sounds like a great deal at the time may cost you more in the long run. If you are getting bids between $400 to $600 then someone throws a bid at you for $150, you need to stop and think. Why would a sealcoat company charge so much less than everyone else? That is such an important question to ask. They are either watering-down the sealer so much that it will wash off with the first rain or they are stealing the sealer. It is great to find a good deal but common sense needs to prevail. Always remember the old saying: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
How to Avoid Fly-By-Nights
Reputable Driveway Sealing Company Or Fly By Night (also called Sealcoating Gypsies/Travelers)?
The Easy Way To Pick The Right & Reliable Company!
You have heard of them and yes, they really do exist. You wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from anyone else in a town. Many reputable asphalt contractors must compete with "The Sealcoating Gypsies," the fly-by-night companies who come through a town offering quick work at low prices. These companies often use low-quality watered down material as well as untrained labor. They spray black water on driveways and then quickly get out of town. They know how to take advantage of homeowners. Don't let them take advantage of you! Remember, fly-by-night companies SRPAY on the sealer, a reputable company will hand apply the sealer with a SQUEEGEE.
Check the phone number: If the “business” phone they give you is a cell phone or pager, they are not a legitimate company. There are many resources online, like searchbug.com, that allow you to check for a cell phone, land line, or VOIP. VOIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, or in more common terms phone service over the Internet. Many modern companies are switching to VOIP due to the cost efficiency and bundling ability with other internet services. The only types of phones you need to beware of are the cell phones. If a business does not have an established phone service you might want to go with a different company.
Do a quick reference check: A reputable driveway sealing company is happy to provide references, as well as contact information, and to tell you what products they use. Even if you’re too busy to follow up on references, take the time to use the contact info to verify that they are easily reachable, polite, respectful, and courteous.
Don’t hire a company that won’t guarantee their work: As with all products and services, you should look for a guarantee. The very best one to hear is “Our job is not done until you are happy.” This also gives you a very good indication of whether the sealcoating product they are using is of high quality or watered down. We guarantee all of our work and ensure you are completely happy with the finished product.
Ask questions: A legitimate business knows that customers have questions, and they are happy to answer clearly. They take the time to explain why crack filling and quality sealcoating saves you money in repairs and helps to prevent the need to repave. A get in and get out company will not be interested in responding to your questions, they just want to get your money, and get out.
Other things to look for: Look for out-of-state plates, no logos on vehicles, no business cards, etc. Ask for the source of the asphalt sealcoat and if it is mixed to factory specs (it will be thick). Ask how long the company has been in business and where their office is located (is it local?). Most fly-by-night companies stumble on this question and will give a city you never heard of.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why Sealcoat?
A: Numerous studies by the Asphalt Institute demonstrate the measurable benefits of preventive maintenance. Periodic Crack Sealing and Sealcoating will greatly extend the life of your pavement. With the skyrocketing costs of new asphalt, the case for maintenance has never been greater. Spend a little now - or a LOT later.
Q: How often should I seal the Driveway?
A: The first application of sealer on a new driveway should occur around one year after installation. This will allow some of the new oils to evaporate and promote good sealer adhesion. The very first application of sealer may only last one to two years as the new asphalt will soak in the first coat of sealer. Thereafter, we recommend sealing every two to three years. In most cases, it is unwise to seal a driveway every year as you can build up too much sealer which can lead to surface cracking of the sealer. Cracks in the Driveway may trigger another service call before the sealer wears completely.
Q: Are all Sealcoat Products the same?
A: No. While many manufacturers produce “sealcoat”, the process, standards and compounds used in the making of sealcoat vary greatly. That is why All Pro Sealcoating uses only commercial-grade direct from the plant which is the finest material available on the market. You can buy “sealcoat” locally, but it won’t last as long. But that’s only part of the story. Do you really want to haul all those heavy pails home, spill it on your clothes (or worse, the house) and then try and make it look nice with a $10 squeegee
Q: How long will sealcoat last?
A: With a new driveway sealed within six months to a year from installation, you should expect one to two years of protection from your first application. Subsequent sealcoat applications should last two to three years. If the driveway is 10 years old and was never sealed, you might only get one year from the first application, but two to three years from subsequent sealcoat applications.
Q: Do you offer neighborhood discounts?
A: Yes. Call 423-665-SEAL (423-665-7325) for more information. Neighborhood organizers get very special treatment!
Q: Do you spray or squeegee the sealcoat on Driveways?
A: All driveways have sealer hand-applied with a squeegee. When you squeegee a driveway you get a more uniform coverage that is thicker and will last long. Sealer that is sprayed on has to be watered down to get through the spray nozzle. Most companies do not allot for this by spraying your driveway with 2 coats of sealer. This in turn means you will have to sealcoat again in 6 months to 1 year. When the thick sealer is hand-applied with a squeegee, it will last for 2 to 3 years.
Q: Will the sealer eliminate all those tiny surface cracks?
A: Yes and No. Sealcoat is not a "leveling agent". The sealer will help fill in small voids and coat any imperfections, but the imperfections may still be visible. Spider cracks are very common and, short of infrared heating of the entire surface, there is nothing that can or should be done to eliminate the shallow surface flaws in your asphalt. Quite often, due to the deep, rich, black finish of a new sealcoat, the spider cracks will initially appear more noticeable.
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