SEALCOATING

Sealcoating is a crucial maintenance practice that helps protect and extend the life of asphalt surfaces, including driveways, parking lots, and roads. This process involves applying a protective coating made of coal tar or asphalt emulsion onto the surface of the asphalt. Sealcoating acts as a barrier, shielding the asphalt from harmful UV rays, water, and other environmental elements that can cause deterioration over time. By preventing oxidation and moisture penetration, sealcoating helps to reduce the formation of cracks and potholes, enhancing the overall durability and appearance of the asphalt.
Furthermore, sealcoating rejuvenates the dark black color of the asphalt, giving it a fresh and well-maintained look. The smooth surface resulting from sealcoating also makes it easier to clean and maintain the asphalt surface. Additionally, sealcoating fills in minor surface imperfections, creating a smoother driving experience and reducing the friction between tires and the pavement. Regular sealcoating, typically recommended every two to three years, ensures that the asphalt remains protected, extending its lifespan and saving on costly repairs in the long run. Overall, sealcoating is an essential preventive measure to maintain the integrity and aesthetics of asphalt surfaces, providing property owners with a cost-effective solution for preserving the longevity of their pavement.

TYPES OF SEALCOATING

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Oil Based Driveway Sealer

Oil-based driveway sealers are a type of protective coating commonly used to preserve and enhance the appearance of asphalt driveways. These sealers are formulated with a base of refined petroleum or coal tar, which provides excellent waterproofing properties and protection against various environmental elements. When applied to the asphalt surface, the oil-based sealer penetrates deeply into the pavement, creating a durable and flexible barrier that helps prevent moisture, UV rays, and chemicals from causing damage and deterioration.

 

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Fast-Dry Asphalt Sealer

Fast-dry asphalt sealer is a specialized type of driveway sealer that offers quick curing times, allowing homeowners to restore the functionality of their asphalt surfaces in a shorter period. This type of sealer is formulated with additives that promote rapid drying, which means that the driveway can be ready for use in as little as a few hours after application. The fast-dry feature is especially advantageous for properties with high traffic or where access to the driveway needs to be restored promptly.

 

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Acrylic Asphalt Sealer

Acrylic asphalt sealer is a high-performance driveway coating that offers exceptional protection and longevity for asphalt surfaces. This type of sealer is formulated with acrylic polymers, which provide excellent adhesion and flexibility, allowing the sealer to move with the natural expansion and contraction of the asphalt. The result is a durable and resilient surface that resists cracking, peeling, and other forms of damage caused by weather, UV rays, and traffic.