Why Sealcoat?

Cars, tool, appliances—examine most any product that is subject to oxidation and moisture damage and, chances are, you'll find it has a protective coating. But did you know you can protect your investment in asphalt paving this same way? Make no mistake; pavement is a significant investment. And in recent years, with the cost of petroleum products on the rise, it has become even more so. With regular sealcoating maintenance, you can double, or even triple, the life of your asphalt.

How Sealcoating Protects Your Investment
Asphalt emulsion sealcoatings are a blend of emulsion, specialty chemicals, fillers, and pigments. Practically odorless and non-irritating, emulsion sealcoating is safe for applications such as school properties and restaurants. Sealcoating functions in the same way as any protective coating. Like painting a house or sealing a deck, it puts a barrier between the degradants and the asphalt surface. It seals out problems and seals in asphalts natural flexibility and performance.

Watch Out for the Signs of Degradation

  • Color changes from rich black to brown or gray
  • Cracks or ruts appear
  • The asphalt gets a rough or crumbly surface texture

Regular Maintenance is Key
To provide the most protection, seal coating should be applied early and regularly, even on new pavement. Depending on environmental conditions and traffic volume, pavement maintenance professionals recommend that seal coating be applied approximately every 3 to 5 years.

Saving Money With Sealcoating
The cost of sealcoating is significantly less than replacing asphalt. In fact, according to an article in Pavement Magazine, regularly maintained sealcoated pavements offer a whopping 65% cost savings over unsealed pavements. What's more, sealcoating enhances property value and customer perceptions with its handsome, well maintained look and rich, black color.

3 Important Benefits of Sealcoating

  1. Saves money. Sealcoating can double, or even triple the life of your asphalt!
  2. Faster cleanup. Well maintained pavement is easier to keep clean.
  3. Handsome black finish increases property value and customer perception.

Use A Professional
Sealcoating must be properly prepared and applied in order to assure optimal performance. This means contractor selection is critical to making sure you get all the benefits you deserve. A professional pavement maintenance contractor is your best source for the skill and experience required to protect your investment in asphalt pavement.

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