Did you know you can restore your drab and faded asphalt pavement to a glistening, almost new appearance? Well, the magic is in seal coating.
What is seal coating?
This is the application of a thin layer of asphalt liquid to an asphalt paved surface. This layer protects the paved surfaces from elements such as oils, UV, and water damage.
Note: seal coating prevents damage but doesn’t cure already existing damages such as cracks and potholes.
If done properly, seal coating provides a deep black finish that is beautiful and skid-resistant.
In addition, scheduling seal coating regularly will not just beautify your driveways or parking lots; it will also add to its life expectancy, saving you a significant amount of money down the line.
Meaning you won’t need to repave for a long time if you keep to regular seal coating. By regular sealcoating, we mean a two to three years range.
Considerations when sealcoating
To extend the life of your asphalt pavement and for optimum performance, consider the following factors when sealcoating:
- Stick to the recommended temperature of at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit, do not apply when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Do not apply when it’s about to rain within the same 24-hour period
- Apply a minimum of two coats; application can be made by spraying, or squeegee
- Once you’ve seal coated, let the surface cure for at least 24 hours before any vehicle drives on the surface
- And before you sealcoat, clear any dirt and debris present on the pavement.
For best results, hire an asphalt paving contractor to help you with sealcoating your pavements.
There are so many reliable contractors within this region.
At Coats of Armor, we are here to provide you with the best asphalt services, we have over four decades of appearance, and no task is too small or too big for us to handle.
Give us a call today.