Asphalt withstands the weather conditions we regularly experience here in the Southeastern United States well. However, even this kind of pavement material can break down in the long run. One of the biggest benefits of asphalt sealcoating is that it is a quick and affordable way to maintain your asphalt pavement. During this process, we apply a thin layer of asphalt sealer over the surface to increase its durability and longevity.
First, we clean the asphalt surface, then we patch up any potholes and cracks in the surface. We then apply the asphalt sealer to the surface and allow it to cure properly before using the asphalt again. These tasks are best done by a professional contractor who knows their way around asphalt.
Implementing a regular seal coating on your asphalt pavement will offer the following benefits.
4 Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating
1. Provides Sun Protection
Even something as long-lasting as asphalt is subject to the effects of the sun and air. In addition, so are the binders contained in asphalt. UV rays lead to oxidation and cause the surface layer to become brittle. This makes it easier for cracks to form.
Applying a sealcoat to your pavement will provide long-term protection. The sealer, not the binder, will be exposed to the air and the ultra-violet rays. Therefore, the asphalt will last longer.
2. Increases Life Expectancy
Asphalt pavements last a long time. However, definitely don’t last forever. A sealcoating is a great way to extend the life of your pavement and to get the most out of your initial investment. Regular application of sealer will extend the life of your pavement.
3. Improves Curb Appeal
If you’ve had your pavement installed for quite some time, chances are that it already looks faded and worn out from all the foot and vehicle traffic. Coating it with an asphalt sealer is a great way to improve the look and maintain the aesthetics of your business or organization. So even if your asphalt pavement is getting traffic, it'll still look brand new with a fresh coat of the sealer.
4. Protects the Asphalt Against Contaminants
Your pavement is exposed to a lot of elements such as water, gas, and oil, which can eat away and erode the surface. Once any of these find their way beneath the surface layer, it weakens the overall structure and creates potholes and cracks which could even lead to costly repairs or replacement. Sealcoating serves as a protective barrier from these elements.
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