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Sealcoating

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Driveway & Parking Lot Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating is a process used to protect and extend the life of asphalt surfaces, such as driveways, parking lots, and roadways. It involves applying a protective coating to the surface of the asphalt to shield it from the damaging effects of weather, chemicals, and daily wear and tear. Overall, asphalt sealcoating is an essential maintenance practice that keeps asphalt surfaces in good condition, enhancing their durability and appearance.

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Asphalt Sealcoating Steps

Weather, chemicals and regular daily wear and tear can be harsh, causing asphalt to crack and discolor. That’s why we offer reliable and experienced asphalt sealcoating services to keep your driveway or parking lot looking its best year-round. 

The asphalt surface must be thoroughly cleaned to remove all dirt, debris, and loose materials. This can be done using brooms, blowers, and power washers. For heavily soiled areas, a degreaser or detergent may be used.

All cracks, potholes, and other damage should be repaired before sealcoating. Cracks are filled with a rubberized crack filler, and potholes are patched with asphalt repair material. This step ensures a smooth and even surface for the sealcoat.

Any oil spots on the asphalt surface are treated with a primer to prevent the sealcoat from peeling away from these areas. The primer helps the sealcoat adhere properly to the asphalt.

The sealcoat mixture, typically composed of asphalt emulsion, water, mineral fillers, and other additives, is prepared according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The mixture is constantly stirred to maintain consistency.

The sealcoat is applied to the asphalt surface using either a squeegee, a brush, or a spray system. The method of application can depend on the size and type of the area being treated. For larger areas like parking lots, a spray system is often used for efficiency.

After the sealcoat is applied, it needs time to dry and cure. The drying time can vary depending on the weather conditions, such as temperature and humidity. Typically, it takes 24 to 48 hours for the sealcoat to cure fully.

Once the sealcoat has cured, any necessary striping and pavement markings are applied. This step is common for parking lots and roadways, where lanes and parking spaces need to be clearly marked.

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Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating

Protection

Sealcoating protects asphalt from the damaging effects of UV rays, water, oil, and chemicals.

Extended Lifespan

By protecting the asphalt, sealcoating helps extend its lifespan and reduces the need for costly repairs.

Aesthetics

Sealcoating gives the asphalt a fresh, black appearance, enhancing the overall look of the surface.

Cost-Effective Maintenance

Regular sealcoating is a cost-effective way to maintain asphalt surfaces, as it is much cheaper than repaving.

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