- Sealcoating extends pavement life and eliminates high repair costs.
- Sealcoating blocks the damaging and drying effects of the sun.
- Sealcoating protects against water and the freeze-thaw cycle.
- Sealcoating prevents gas, oil, and other auto-fluid damage.
- Sealcoating provides a smooth surface for sweeping or cleaning.
- Sealcoating keeps asphalt looking new and beautiful.
- Sealcoating increases the value of your home, business or property.
Routinely Sealcoating your asphalt for pennies a sq ft today saves
you from spending dollars a sq ft on major repairs down the road
such as overlays and R&R (removal and replace), compare below.
You can sealcoat your asphalt every 3 years for over 30 years and
you still would not spend as much money as you would on
removing and replacing failed asphalt. Plus your asphalt stays
intact and looking beautiful throughout its lifespan.
Asphalt is highly susceptible to problems with sun, water and traffic. The deterioration begins as soon as the asphalt is installed and progresses quickly as time goes on. Watch the color turn from rich black to oxidized gray after just a few months.
Asphalt is in a constant battle against the sun and water. The sun dries out the natural oils and resins that are essential for the pavement's strength and flexibility. Water is the main enemy of asphalt because of the freeze and thaw cycle. Water expands as it freezes and contracts as it melts. This cycle is extremely tough on a porous surface such as asphalt. Even occasional rain will break down and wash away the asphalt binder over time.
Once the asphalt binder has been lost, the surface will become brittle and start to ravel (top layer of rocks will loosen and start to come out) the flexibility will lessen and cracks will appear. Water will get into the base rock and damage the pavement's load bearing capacity. Luckily there is a way to prevent this scenario and prolong the life of your asphalt.
By sealcoating, we are providing a flexible, stable and homogeneous compound to act as a barrier to protect asphalt surfaces from the damaging effects of the elements. Just as we put sunscreen on our skin to protect us from the sun, we put sealcoat on asphalt to protect it from those same damaging rays.
Sealcoat also fills in the porous surface of asphalt and keeps water from penetrating its structure. If cracks have already formed sealcoating will help prevent those cracks from lengthening and widening.
New asphalt also needs to be sealcoated. Allow the new pavement to cure for 60 to 90 days and then promptly have the surface sealcoated. Depending on the condition of your asphalt and the amount of traffic and water exposure, asphalt should be sealcoated every 2-5 years to maximize protection. A fresh sealcoat also replenishes the brand new paved look to your asphalt and enhances the curb appeal of your property.