Did you know that asphalt should be coated in a sealing liquid every few years for added protection? Without it, the pavement will be susceptible to damage, and you'll have to replace it much sooner. To achieve the best results possible, you should hire professionals to apply the seal coat for you, rather than doing it yourself.
Cheaper than Repaving
Repaving a driveway or parking lot is an expensive process, and it takes a long time to remove the damaged pavement, grade the area, and pave it. Rather than repaving when there are minor cracks and damage, you can apply a seal coat instead. It's also a less complex and time-consuming process, so you'll be able to drive and park on the pavement again much sooner.
Fills in Cracks
If you have cracks or other minor damage on your pavement, coat sealing will fill those areas in and prevent them from getting worse. If you ignore cracks for too long, they will continue to worsen, and you'll have no choice but to repave the entire thing. If you apply a sealing coat instead, you can fix the problem immediately and stop the damage in its tracks.
Protects from Water Damage
Water can get into cracks and sit underneath the pavement in your driveway or parking lot, causing significant damage. It also slowly wears away the surface of the asphalt. A seal coat will add a layer of protection again water damage and prevent it from seeping through the asphalt.
Makes Surface Less Slick
Asphalt can become slippery when wet, causing vehicles to skid and people to slip when walking. Applying the right seal coat—like one infused with sand—can make your driveway or parking lot much less slippery.
Makes Pavement Last Longer
If you don't apply a seal coat to your asphalt when needed, it won't last as long as it would if you kept up with it. You can extend the lifespan of your pavement just by sealing it every few years. It's not that expensive to hire someone to do it for you; if you don't, you'll pay a lot more to repave it earlier than you should.
Improves How Pavement Looks
Old, worn-out pavement doesn't look aesthetically pleasing. If you want to improve the way your driveway or parking lot looks, applying a coat seal will make it look like you just had it paved. In addition to the functional improvements, it will make your property look a lot nicer.
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