There are numerous benefit of sealing your pavement. Sealcoating is a preventative maintenance for your driveway or parkinglot, similar to how you paint your home to keep the weather from deterioriating the wood.
Sealing the asphalt covers the small cracks that can turn into large cracks and prevents water from seeping down to the base amterial. The black color of newly applies sealcoat improves the apperance of an old asphalt, making your diveway or parking lot look near brand new.
New sealcoating can preserve the resilence of asphalt surfaces and help hide small cracks, pataches and rough spots as well as making lines on parking lots more visible. Sealcoat that is applied correctly makes your asphalt driveway look cleaner because rain washes dirt and debris easily away from the smooth, non-porous surface.
Another benefit of driveway sealing and parkinglot sealing is that it helps protect the asphalt from the sun as the harmful effects of chemical spills such as oil and gasoline, both which are all too common on a driveway or parking lot. It fills surface voides, which reduce exposure to oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the asphalt.
Asphalt Sealcoating act as a waterproof agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters the asphalt. Sealcoating asphalt prevents the seepage of water and moisture from rain and snow, thus preventing damage from freeze thaw cycles which is a common reason your driveway or parking lot begins forming or even worse, alligator cracks.
Parking lot sealing provides an attractive black surface that is ideal for painting lines and other markers . Sealcoat is a dark, black colored material and when applied to asphalt, it helps attract more heat from the sun. The hotter the sealcoating on the asphalt gets, the more pliable it becomes, which helps it to withstand traffic without cracking. Sealcoating leaves a smooth, clean surface ideal for sweeping, which lowers cleaning costs. For a driveway it gives your entrance a fresh, new look similar to painting your home or business. Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, which minimizes the rate at which water enters the asphalt of your driveway or parking lot.
Quality sealing costs pennies per square foot compared to the dollars needed to repair or replace damaged asphalt. The intrusion of moisture into asphalt accelerates its deterioration and is strongly related to asphalt distress.
Sealcoating seals the asphalt pavement, preventing the oxidation and erosion of the top layer and replaces fine particles lost from the asphalt surface due to oxidation on older pavements. It also resists gas, diesel fuel, oil, salt and chemical penetration which will break down the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt.The price of asphalt will always be affected by crude oil prices, which fluctuate when supplies vary.