Asphalt Sealcoating Service
The Asphalt Sealcoating Process
Asphalt seal coating is an important part of routine maintenance for many pavement surfaces. It requires dry and warm weather, though, so the pavement sealer has proper conditions to cure.
First, any debris and dirt is removed from the pavement surface and cracks are properly filled with high quality sealer. Then either coal tar sealers or asphalt emulsion sealers are used to apply sealant in an even coat over the entire paved area. After only a few hours of drying time, your asphalt pavement will be ready for foot traffic or a second coat of sealer. A sealcoat application restores the dark black color of new asphalt and helps protect it from wear and tear, oil spills, and other damage!
Benefits of Sealing Your Paved Surface
Protection from UV Rays
Shields asphalt against the drying action of the sun and ultraviolet rays.
Protects against the number one pavement-destroying force: water.
Resists damage caused by gasoline, oil, winter salt and spills.
Seal coat bonds firmly to the surface to provide an even-textured, durable barrier.
Boosts Curb Appeal
Restores that rich, black look of new pavement to existing asphalt.
Filling surface cracks with a durable flexible material like we use will prevent future costly repairs.
How often should sealant be reapplied?
We recommend you seal a new asphalt driveway or parking lot one year after it was paved. And, then sealing one year after that.
After these two initial seal coating jobs, we recommend that you keep an eye on your new driveway, parking lot or other pavement. It will eventually start getting lighter, and start looking gray or even white. The lighter in color it gets, the more dried out your asphalt driveway or parking lot is. The more it dries out, the more weak and brittle it becomes.
A driveway’s seal coat usually lasts a few years. If you have asphalt pavement that gets more traffic and is exposed to more damaging elements, like a parking lot, it may need a new layer sooner. However, we make sure to inspect your asphalt paving before recommending resealing since the old adage rings true – “Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.” Sealing too often can lead to a build up of sealer that begins to show unsightly hairline cracks.
Serving Richmond, Viriginia and the surrounding areas – including Glen Allen, North Chesterfield and Mechanicsville VA
We offer free estimates and on site inspection!
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Over a decade of local experience seal coating parking lots and driveways with excellence; trust us with your next seal coating project