Roads, parking lots, driveways, or any other asphalt surface undergo exposure to weather elements like extreme heat in summer, rainwater in spring and fall, wind, ice, salt in winter, and vehicle usage. Over a period of time, the asphalt surface begins to weaken and form cracks or potholes. Sealcoating is the best solution to help prevent the damage from these elements from affecting your asphalt surface.
Sealcoating is the process of covering the entire asphalt surface, after cleaning and patching, with a liquid sealant that forms an impenetrable barrier once it is dry.
If you are on the fence about whether to get sealcoating maintenance for your Boston, MA property, the 4 reasons below are sure to convince you:
1. Preventing high repair costs
Without the sealcoating, your asphalt surface becomes exposed to weather elements like sun, rain, and ice. They start damaging the surface, causing cracks and potholes. The damages need to be repaired and can be expensive. If the damage is left unchecked, down the road you may have to repave the surface altogether. Sealcoating can help you prolong the life of your asphalt surface to avoid this hefty cost.
2. Beautifying and extending the life of the asphalt surface
Sealcoating gives your surface a lustrous sheen which beautifies your property and improves curb appeal. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, sealcoating adds a protective layer over your asphalt surface and safeguards it from weather elements. This protection will provide a durable surface with minimal repairs required and a longer life until the next coating is due. You will only need to seal coat your pavement again after 2 – 3 years!
3. Protection against seasonal elements
The summer and winter seasons come with hazards that cause damage to your asphalt surface. During the rainy season, water seeps into the cracks of the surface, then in the winter this water freezes. Freezing water expands, causing the surface to break or crack. The sun’s rays also damage the asphalt surface but especially during summer, the heat causes expansion and cracks the asphalt surface. Sealcoating helps to protect the asphalt surface from these seasonal elements all year round.
4. Prevention of damage from auto fluids
When auto fluids such as gas and oil fall on the surface, they can dissolve into the asphalt as it is a petroleum product. The auto fluids soften the surface and eventually cause damages and cracks. Even though you can clean up the spills, it is far easier to safeguard your asphalt surface from this damage with a sealcoating.
If you want to keep your asphalt surface maintained and free from damage from harsh weather conditions, as mentioned in the reasons above, you should get it seal coated every 2 – 3 years. Sealcoating will keep your asphalt surface protected until it is time for another layer.
The Pavement Group uses a rich black acrylic base for sealcoating. It gives a desirable luminous sheen to keep your asphalt surface smooth, slip-resistant, and attractive. Contact us for a free quote today!