Once you have paved your driveway or walkway, you might think that it is over and that you can just use them without any problem for years.
That’s partially true, but as a homeowner, business owner, or property manager, you also want to think about ways to slow down the deterioration of your asphalt pavement. That’s when seal coating comes into play.
Extend the Life of your Pavement
If your asphalt pavement was done the right way, sealcoating will extend its lifespan and prevent the oxidation process to take place too quickly. If your pavement can’t deflect water anymore, it usually increases surface raveling and cracking.
Water won’t be able to seep down to the base material if done properly. Sealcoating will also seal the small cracks before they become bigger. It is also an efficient protection against oil and chemical spills that might damage your parking lot or driveway.
Improve the Visual Aesthetics of your Pavement
A new layer of sealcoat will revive the original dark black color and improve the overall appearance of your driveway or walkway. As a result, it will look like it’s brand new.
Once we are done with the sealcoating process, your pavement will be smooth and clean, an ideal surface for sweeping. The resilience of your driveway will be preserved and traffic or parking lines and markers will become more visible too.
Your asphalt will also look cleaner since rain will easily wash away dirt and debris from your pavement if the surface is smoother. Keep in mind that if your pavement has been poorly made from the beginning, sealcoating won’t be able to change or correct the initial problem.
Countering Oxidation from the Sun
Sunlight and ultraviolet radiation will damage your asphalt pavement, regardless of how durable and hard it is. When first laid, your asphalt pavement is filled with oil and some of this oil oxidize out. At first, it is beneficial and increases the hardness of your driveway. But if it continues, cracks will start to appear.
Sealcoating can slow the oxidation process if it is done early enough. If the oxidation phase is still in its early stages, it is still possible to recover and protect your pavement.
Sealcoating should be part of any preventive maintenance routine for homeowners who have foresight. Ask your paving contractor for more information if you have any doubt. We are here to help you avoid costly asphalt repairs.
Prices are very reasonable, especially when you compare it to the cost of repairing major cracks on your asphalt pavement, you can get good results literally for pennies on the dollar. Crude oil prices might affect the cost of the project.
Call us now at 770-629-0496 to learn more about our sealcoating service and schedule an appointment with one of our sealcoating experts in the area. We serve the entire Atlanta metro area. For all your asphalt pavement questions and needs, you know who to call now.