Sealcoating provides an attractive black surface that’s ideal for painting lines and other markers. It leaves a smooth surface for sweeping, lowering street maintenance costs. Advancements in pump system technology have made sealcoaters easier to operate and maintain.

But the machines are not cheap. Prices start around $15,000 for a basic model and, depending on volume, tank size, and psi, exceed $20,000.

To ensure the best return on your community’s investment, you’ll need to consider three major components: pump system, application method, and tank size. They vary from machine to machine and influence capability, overall performance, and maintenance requirements.

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