What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is a preventative maintenance technique intended to prolong the look and longevity of your asphalt surface. Sealcoating uses a thin, liquid layer of asphalt to cover your existing asphalt surface. Think of it like a fresh layer of paint over your house.
Sealcoating not only protects your pavement from oxidation and harmful UV rays, but it also provides a jet black finish that improves the overall look of your lot or driveway.
Why Do I Need Sealcoating?
Sealcoating provides your home or business with multiple benefits including:
- Reduces Long-Term Repair Costs
- Provides Pavement Protection from Oxidation, Oil, and Chemical Spills
- Improves Overall Appearance
- Creates a Smooth and Clean Surface
- Speeds Up Melting Process for Snow and Ice
So, not only does sealcoating make your asphalt surfaces look like new, it also helps to protect them from future damage and overall improves the longevity of your asphalt. Think of sealcoating like routine visits to your dentist!
How Often Should I Apply Sealcoat?
We recommend sealcoating every 2-3 years. However, some customers prefer to sealcoat every year because of the stunning black finish it creates, and because it protects their asphalt for as long as possible.
If you start to notice cracks or fading on your asphalt, you should probably consider sealcoating and/or repairs to prevent further future damage.
How Long Does Sealcoating Take?
Sealcoating is quicker, less complicated process than installing altogether new asphalt. Depending on the size of your driveway/lot, sealcoating typically takes no more than 1-2 days to apply. After that, it should be dry in another 1-2 days; so don’t drive on it in the meantime. Then, if you’re in a parking lot, new paint lines will need to be applied over the sealcoating once it dries.
Why Should I Choose APS?
At APS, we utilize multiple application methods for applying sealcoat including brush/squeegee or spray, ensuring every size lot or driveway can be fully covered and protected. Our asphalt professionals will use the sealcoating technique that is best suited for your area.
If you think it’s time for sealcoating, give us a call at Absolute Pavement Services for a free quote!