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Why Seal Coat Your Parking Lot?

Seal Coating is the most important element of a pavement management plan. Properly applied seal coat protects asphalt surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water and ultraviolet rays.

Asphalt is preferred for parking lots because it provides excellent waterproofing, flexibility and adhesive properties at an affordable cost. In spite of asphalt’s benefits, there are serious considerations related to chemical corrosion, heat and ultraviolet rays.

These elements lead to asphalt breakdown, causing discoloration, cracks, voids and pot holes. Applying a protective sealcoat resists natural and man-made elements and maintains your parking lot’s aesthetic appeal.

Benefits of Seal Coating

Beautification:
Pavement looks new, projecting a positive image for your company and your investment property.

Slows Oxidation and Water Penetration:
Sealcoating fills surface voids, reducing exposure to oxygen, moisture, and UV rays.

Resists Oil & Gas Spills:
Gasoline and oil breaks down unsealed asphalt. Seal coating reduces gas and oil penetration into the asphalt.

Easier to Clean and Maintain:
Seal coating provides a smooth, even texture making the surface easier to maintain.

Increases Pavement Flexibility:
Seal coating applies a dark black coat to the pavement, drawing more heat from the sun. It becomes more pliable, helping your parking lot hold up to traffic and resist cracking.

Cost Effective:
The price of new asphalt will always be affected by crude oil, which is at an all-time high. Alternatively, the cost of seal coating is a fraction of asphalt overlay. Sealcoating extends the life of existing asphalt for pennies per square foot.

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Great post about seal coating. It is a great “quick fix” that can be use for small cracks and discoloration. It is expensive to lay a new asphalt pavement, so seal coating is the way to go.

  2. I always love to agree when statements like this comes to people sharing their ideas here! “Pavement looks new, projecting a positive image for your company and your investment property.”

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