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Sealcoating FAQ

What is sealcoating?

Sealcoating is a widely used and accepted preventative measure that helps safeguard your parking lot against the harsh effects of gas, oil, salt, weather conditions and oxidation. An asphalt sealcoat, or sealcoating, is a layer of asphalt surface treatment applied to your parking lot.

Why sealcoat your driveway?

Asphalt pavement deterioration is primarily caused by weathering, oxidation, and the destructive softening effects of gasoline, oils, and de-icers. Unprotected pavements lose flexibility, aggregate ravels from the surface and the pavement becomes rough. The surface becomes brittle, cracks develop, and water penetrates the cracks and damage progresses. Damage occurs faster during freeze-thaw cycles. Sealcoating your driveway fills in the surface voids, leaving a smooth even-textured surface that prevents oxidation, resists gas and oil, weather proofs and beautifies your pavement.

Residential driveways should only be resealed when the sealer is wearing away. Applying sealant every year will cause excessive build up and will cause cracks and peeling.

How often should you have your parking lot sealcoated?

Your parking lot should be sealcoated at least every 2 to 4 years. A newly laid asphalt parking lot should be sealed within 6 months. Because of the ever increasing costs of asphalt, many business owners now seal every other year. This has proven to be an excellent approach to avoid expensive repairs and maintain an aesthetically pleasing parking lot. There are many factors to consider when deciding how often to sealcoat. How much traffic does the pavement receive, what are the weather conditions like, and what applications methods were used when applying the sealer are all things that would affect its longevity.

The trained estimators at APS can evaluate all these things and recommend a sealcoating plan for you. Advanced Paving Services uses the highest quality industrial sealer on the market today.

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