Sealcoating is a thin asphaltic treatment used to protect pavement surfaces from UV radiation, oxidation and mostly for protecting a surface from aging. Sealcoating is a thin layer and work well as void fillers. Sealcoating may be used for parking lots, walkways, driveways. Sealcoating makes a smooth and attractive surface that resists aging and protects the valuable pavement. It is one of the most important elements of a pavement management plan.
BENEFITS OF SEALCOATING
Sealcoating not only beautifies your investment in your asphalt pavement, but sealcoating also more than doubles the life of the pavement. You must sealcoat to protect the asphalt from ultraviolet light, water penetration and chemical attack. If the asphalt is left untreated and never sealcoated the oxidation of the pavement will begin, which causes the asphalt to dry and become brittle and this leads to the erosion of the top layer and the appearance of larger stones and small cracks on the surface.
Sealcoating Saves Money
Sealcoating per manufacturer’s insturctions costs substantially less than the amount of dollars spent to repair or replace damaged asphalt. As mentioned above, sealcoating also beautifies your asphalt pavement. A nice deep black sealcoat finished with crisp marking paint adds to the attractive appearance of your property.
Prevent Water Damage
Water is the most destructive element to our asphalt pavement surfaces. So proactive measures need to be taken to prevent water intrusion into our asphalt pavements. Filling or sealing pavement cracks will prevent water from reaching the base of subbase resulting in an increased service life.