Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Surface Sealing

Surface Sealing guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Surface Sealing? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Surface Sealing work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Surface Sealing work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Surface Sealing labor cost? What are the important Surface Sealing quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Surface Sealing - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Surface Sealing?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Surface Sealing expect to pay between $1.84 to $2.68 per square foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Surface Sealing work?Design approval and permits from your local building authority are usually not required for Surface Sealing. If your home is subject to homeowner association covenants, you should verify that the Surface Sealing complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Surface Sealing work?The appearance, useful life and required maintenance for the deck sealer may be affected by poor installation techniques and inexperience. To minimize risks with Surface Sealing, hire service providers carefully and always tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Surface Sealing something that I can do myself?Most of the Surface Sealing project can be completed by a moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Surface Sealing requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Surface Sealing work?This work can be completed in 1 to 2 days.

Surface Sealing - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Surface Sealing. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Surface Sealing work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Surface Sealing - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Surface Sealing. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the deck sealer work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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