We all have heard that sealcoating is an integral part of asphalt maintenance. But why? What are the benefits of sealcoating your pavement?
Sealcoating is an investment into your asphalt pavement. And while many people are still unclear about why it matters so much, there’s plenty of reasons to make sealcoating a priority. In this blog post, we will discuss five reasons why you should consider sealcoating your pavement!
Allows for long-term savings
Sealcoating is a preventive maintenance measure that can help you avoid more expensive repairs. For instance, sealing minor cracks during the sealcoating process prevents water from seeping down to the base material and damaging the asphalt; this will help you avoid costly repairs in the long run. Also, by sealcoating your pavement, you are fighting asphalt deterioration, and in turn, delaying replacement.
Sealcoating protects asphalt from harsh weather elements and other natural factors that can cause deterioration. It forms a protective chemical barrier that repels oil, gas, diesel fuel, salt, and chemical spills, all of which break down the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt, resulting in damage to your surface. Plus, exposure to sunlight results in oxidation, leading to quicker fatigue cracking and surface raveling.
Prepares the asphalt for winter
Asphalt is sensitive and needs special protection from the cold winter months to keep it in perfect condition for whatever comes its way! This is where asphalt sealcoating comes in. Sealcoating reduces water penetration, prevents cracks that form during freeze-thaw cycles, and helps retain heat which speeds up the melting of ice or snow.
Sealcoating prolongs the life of your pavement by decades. Get your surface sealcoated every two to three years if you want to improve the longevity of your parking lot or driveway by keeping it safe from cracks that could form over time.
Enhances the aesthetics
If you are looking for a way to make your driveway or pavement look cleaner and professional, sealcoating is the best option. An asphalt sealcoat will hide small cracks, patch up rougher areas and make line striping pop, so the surface is no longer such an eyesore when seen from afar. In fact, it will add to the curb appeal of your property.
Also, since sealcoating makes the surface smoother, rain or hosing is enough to easily wash away any dirt and debris collected on the pavement.
Bonus benefit: Boosts customer experience
Your parking lot is often the first thing a customer sees upon arriving at your commercial property, which is why it can have a significant impact on their impression of your business and experience. An uneven, graying, and cracked pavement will put them off. Thus, it is essential to keep your surface sealcoated to retain its look and finish.
We hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. What are you waiting for? Take the next step and get a free estimate for sealcoating today! Also, if you have any questions about sealcoating your asphalt pavement, contact us today in Baltimore, MD. Our experts at Standard Striping Inc. would love to help.