Mission Statement

A & R Sealcoating, Inc. continually strives to provide high quality customer service by offering the latest in pavement maintenance and preservation in a friendly and professional manner.  We take pride in being a company you can trust to protect your investment today and for years to come.

The ABCs of Sealcoating

The Surface

Asphalt is porous and can be damaged by rain, ice, road salt, sunlight and chemicals such as oil and gasoline.  Consistently sealcoating your driveway with a heavy duty protective seal helps extend the life of your asphalt by stopping the damaging effects of petroleum derivatives, the drying effect of the sun, oxidation and water, and is a must for protecting your investment.  It’s also important to fill cracks to keep water out and prevent erosion of the paving base.


What We Use

At A & R Sealcoating, we only use commercial grade coal tar based sealer, adding a latex additive for increased sand load, faster drying, greater oil and gas resistance, deeper black color and overall improved performance.  We also add 3 to 5 lbs. of sand per gallon for increased traction.  Our crackfill is a premium-quality, hot-applied joint sealing compound that offers excellent bonding properties, high resiliency and resistance to degradation from weathering.  It will not become brittle at low-temperatures and will not flow or migrate from the joint at temperatures up to 140° F. 


How It Works

We begin by power edging and power blowing any overgrown grass away from the asphalt, followed by priming oil spots if necessary.  Next, we fill any cracks ½” or larger with hot rubber crackfill.  If no other repairs are necessary, we finish by brush applying by hand, one coat of commercial grade sealer on residential driveways; or on larger jobs such as commercial parking lots, spray applying two coats of commercial grade sealer.  Our crews are seasoned professionals trained to provide high quality service while treating the customer’s property with care and respect. 

About Us


Our business was established in October 1985 by Thomas V. Ricelli, the owner and president of A & R Sealcoating. 


What began as a one-man residential sealcoating business has grown into a full service asphalt and concrete maintenance and repair company. A & R employs more than 40 people and offers diverse services such as sealcoating, crackfill, striping, sign installation, asphalt and concrete repairs, asphalt and concrete curbing and asphalt and concrete catch basin repair. 


Our management and estimating staff have more than 100 years of combined experience in the pavement maintenance industry.  Our focus on quality work, quality materials, safety, and pavement knowledge set us apart from our competitors. 


We are fully licensed and insured and a proud member of the Construction Association of Michigan.  We are also Safe2Work Certified and affiliated with The Institute of Real Estate Management.

A&R Sealcoating | 248-674-8500 | FAX: 248-674-6980 | 4882 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328 | © 2013 All Rights Reserved