Why Sealcoat My Asphalt Parking Lot Or Driveway?

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Sealcoating your asphalt parking area or driveway will protect your investment.    This is easy routine maintenance.  It can increase the life of your driveway and minimize the chance of larger repair problems.  It also offers a smooth aesthetic jet-black surface for your asphalt that will enhance your property’s appearance. This straightforward, affordable procedure can save you a significant amount of money over time.  Sealcoating helps eliminate the need for extensive and costly repairs, for instance, paving. Sealcoating asphalt pavement with coal tar sealer slows deterioration and protects your surface.

The three significant components deteriorating asphalt are:

1. Sunlight and Oxidation: Sealcoating protects against oxidation, or decay and stands up to ultraviolet rays. Asphalt pavement begins to wear away as quickly as it is put down. As the pavement is exposed to oxygen, the asphalt sets. This solidifying leads to a weak surface area that at some point cracks. Cracks in the surface make it possible for oxygen as well as rainwater to penetrate. Consequently, it deteriorates. Sealcoating shields the surface area as well as fills in surface voices.  Additionally, it reduces direct exposure to oxygen and water, therefore, extending pavement life.

2. Water, as well as Ice: Sealcoating, resists water & ice. The sealcoat gives a protective layer that stops water from permeating through the asphalt. Water will soften the base causing bigger, pricey repairs. In colder climates, the water will freeze and expand, which develops pockets and splits throughout the asphalt. Sealcoating your parking lot or driveway saves you money by avoiding water and ice from penetrating the surface.

3. Oil & Gas Spill: Sealcoating stands up to oil and gas spills. This is specifically important on driveways and parking lots.  Oil and gas soften asphalt. A professional-grade coal tar sealant includes additives that enable it to stand up to any such leaks. By filling surface gaps, the sealing layer also minimizes the depth to which oil or gas can permeate the surface.

Sealcoating will protect the Asphalt Parking Lot from hazards and enhance the curb appeal of your property.

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