The Importance of Sealcoating
When it comes to asphalt most people never think about the surface they walk or drive on until there’s an issue. Asphalt pavement primarily consists of rock, stone and gravel, along with a binding agent known as asphalt cement to hold it all together. This binder is essential to maintaining the shape of the asphalt surface and prolonging the deterioration. Rain, U.V. rays, chemicals as well as vehicle and foot traffic in general can break down the binder over time and cause the asphalt to lose its elasticity and break apart. This deterioration makes the asphalt brittle and more susceptible to damage. One of the best ways to protect and extend the longevity of your driveway or parking lot is to sealcoat your asphalt surfaces.
The Benefits of Sealcoating
Sealing your driveway or parking lot has many benefits when it comes to preserving your asphalt surfaces. Sealcoating is an easy and cost effective way to protect and prolong the life of your driveway or parking lot. Sealants create a protective barrier above your asphalt that helps to repel moisture and block harmful UV rays from breaking down the oil based binding materials that allows asphalt to hold its shape. Repelling moisture from settling below the surface is essential, especially in climates with intermittent freeze/thaw cycles. When water settles below the surface it can freeze and expand causing potholes, cracks and ground upheaval.
Extend The Life of Your Asphalt
A regularly scheduled sealcoating program will more than double the life of the asphalt, saving you significant dollars down the line. Instead of having to pay thousands of dollars for new pavement, it is more cost effective to spend only pennies on the dollar per square foot to maintain. Sealcoating your asphalt should be done every 2-4 years to ensure your surfaces are properly protected. The general rule to tell when it’s time to reseal is if you can see the color of the individual stones.
Baughman Magic Seal: Sealcoating Services
Whether it’s a driveway to your home or a parking lot for your business, having asphalt laid down is an expensive investment. Sealing your asphalt surfaces helps extend their life by adding a protective layer that prevents premature deterioration. Save money on costly repairs with a little preventive maintenance by having your asphalt sealed by Baughman Magic Seal. For a no obligation project estimate call us today at (716) 836-8880 or fill out our contact form.