Short-Term: Keep off the surface
Keep traffic off for 30-60 minutes. If the temperature is above 90 degrees then go for a full 60 minutes.
The product is not always flush with the asphalt.
Small cracks (1/4 inch or less) will not be sealed.
Long Term: Making your crack seal last
Perform regular maintenance (sealcoat) to help slow asphalt shrinking. Shrinking creates cracks. Seal cracks every 2-4 years.
Cracks should be sealed when they reach 1/4 inch in width.
To prevent crack seal pulling up:
Avoid heavy equipment and construction activities.
Do not use heavy/aggressive metal equipment for snow removal – use rubber blades on snow plows that are properly adjusted.
Loss of asphalt base from flooding will cause cracks.
Control weeds, they speed up asphalt damage.
Protect asphalt by sealing concrete/asphalt joints wider than 1/4 of an inch.