Sooner or later, your parking lot is going to deteriorate if it never gets ‘sealed’ with a protective layer. Sealcoating is the final touch – the icing on the cake if you will – when you get your asphalt surface paved. It is an essential part of the asphalt paving process and can make or break your paved surface. 

In layman terms, sealcoating is the protective layer that gets applied on top of your asphalt surface to ‘lock-in’ the oils and properties that keep your pavement surface healthy and prevent it from crumbling apart. Sealcoating ultimately ensures that your parking lots and roads stay protected from dirt, cracks, and water penetration in the long run. 

Also, with sealcoating, you will prolong the life of your paved surface and save yourself frequent visits from your pavement contractor for pavement repairs! Visit The Pavement Group at to get a free quote so we can jump right in with sealcoating your pavement!

Here are four benefits of getting your asphalt surface sealcoated

It Protects the Pavement from the Elements

When your asphalt surface hasn’t been sealcoated, it is sitting unprotected to the elements all day every day. Over time, those elements can be punishing to an asphalt surface.

In Boston, the seasonal weather sees every extreme. Bright sunny days in the summertime that are always baking the oil out of the asphalt surface and the harsh winter snowstorms leave your pavement surfaces exposed to snow, salt, and the risk of the freeze-thaw cycle. Sealcoating is a product that helps protect your surface from these problems. Once you have shielded your surface with sealcoating, you don’t have to worry about your asphalt every time it rains or snows. 

It Shields Surface from Spills and Vehicle Fluids

Boston is known for having high volumes of traffic, and those vehicles all have fluids that present a risk to the surfaces that they travel on. Because the majority of parking lots and roads are asphalt, if they are not sealcoated, water, vehicle fluid, and oil spills from cars can and will erode your asphalt surface. As a result of these risks, we at The Pavement Group recommend sealcoating your asphalt surface every 2-3 years. Frequent spills can stain and spoil your asphalt surface and extends the durability of your roads and parking lots.

Improves Aesthetics

A nicely paved asphalt surface looks good, but what is even more visually-appealing is sealcoating your asphalt as a final touch. Sealcoating instantly enhances your asphalt surface by using a refined tar sealer solution to give your parking lot and driveway that deep black color.  

So if you want to spruce up your parking lot or building, sealcoating will help you achieve the curb appeal and aesthetics you’re after immediately! 


One last benefit of sealcoating your asphalt surface is to increase its lifespan. By sealcoating your asphalt surface, you are preventing your paved area from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays and sun oxidation. You are also saving yourself from having to pay a hefty price for regular resurfacing and repairs. 

We will professionally sealcoat your surface using top-grade materials that guarantee long-lasting asphalt protection! Set up an appointment with our team at The Pavement Group and get a free pavement quote today!

Call us at (833) 400-4747 to get in touch with a consultant or visit our website to learn more about our wide-ranging pavement services! We are available 24/7 to answer all your queries and concerns!

5 Responses

  1. Thanks for pointing out that asphalt sealcoating can easily improve the already sleek appearance of a driveway. I’m planning to sell my house soon so I’m making all sorts of tweaks that would make it look as attractive as possible from the outside. I hope that sealcoating the driveway will help in accomplishing this while also raising the value of the property a little bit.

  2. Thanks for pointing out that not only does sealcoating provide protection, but also an aesthetically pleasing look when it’s finished. My brother Noah plans on building a really big garage for his home for when we have stayovers and have to bring our cars and getting the entire driveway sealcoated sounds like a good proposition to keep things looking neat while also making sure it stays durable even after we drive over it multiple times. With this in mind, I’ll be sure to look for any asphalt sealcoating contractors who can talk with Noah before he begins his projects.

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