5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Sealcoating

Sealcoating is like a screen protector on your phone, or sunscreen on your skin. It is a thin liquid layered over pavement to protect it from the sun’s UV rays, snow and other liquids. It cannot fix existing cracks, but it can prevent the pavement from cracking in the future. Sealcoating provides a jet black finish, leaving your pavement looking brand new.

 

Why Should I Sealcoat My Pavement?

 

  1. Adding a sealcoat to your pavement can seal small cracks, preventing them from becoming any larger. The sealcoat is applied right on top, giving your driveway that brand new look.
  2. UV rays and vehicle leaks such as gasoline and oil can have harmful effects on your pavement. A sealcoat on the surface can reduce the penetration of these effects on the asphalt, prolonging the life of your asphalt.
  3. Cracks can form easily in the winter because of the cold rain and snow. The constant cycle of the water freezing and thawing from the change in temperature is the reason cracks start to appear. Adding a sealcoat is like adding a waterproof layer to your pavement. It reduces the amount of water penetrating the asphalt, reducing the possibility of cracks forming.
  4. The dark black color of the seal coat can easily attract more heat from the sun. Having so much heat, the asphalt becomes more pliable which allows it withstand traffic without cracking.
  5. Having a smooth dark finish with a sealcoat will reduce repair costs in the future. Acting as a protective layer, it keeps your pavement safe from the elements as well as having a fresh new look for years to come.

Absolute Pavement Services recommends sealcoating every two to three years. Prior to your sealcoat application, the pavement must be cleaned of any dirt and debris, and all cracks and potholes must be filled. The ideal time to have a sealcoat applied is when the air and pavement temperature is at 55 degrees fahrenheit. Sealcoat is applied using a brush/squeegee or a spray method, and takes about eight hours to dry completely. At APS we ensure every size lot or driveway can be fully covered and protected. Call today or contact us online for a free quote!