There is nothing more important to the longevity of your parking lot than proper sealcoating. Using proper sealant and sealcoating methods helps slows pavement deterioration and can mean the difference between your parking lot lasting 4 years — and you needing repairs within 12 months.
When applied properly, asphalt sealcoating offers a number of benefits:
☑︎ Curb Appeal
A black parking lot has a clean, rich look that presents a positive image of the business/property.
☑︎ Slows deterioration
Sealcoating fills surface voids, reducing exposure to oxygen and water — ultimately prolonging pavement life.
☑︎ Resists gas and oil
During hot weather, oil and gasoline can break down asphalt pavements. By filling surface voids, sealing reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the pavement.
☑︎ Reduces the effects of the freeze-thaw cycle
Cold temperatures increase the risk of water being trapped in the pavement and freezing. As the water freezes it expands causing pieces of aggregate to break apart. Sealcoating reduces these effects by essentially waterproofing the pavement. Also, the dark black color raises the temperature of the pavement helping water evaporate quicker.
☑︎ Easier to clean and maintain
The smooth and even texture makes surfaces easier to maintain year-round (i.e. sweeping and snow removal).
☑︎ Cost effective in the long run
It’s less expensive to sealcoat a parking lot every few years, than it is to overlay or completely replace a lot.