One of the best ways to keep your asphalt pavements, driveways or even walkways in perfect condition for years to come is through seal coating.
Essentially, seal coating is applying an extra layer of protection on asphalt thus preventing it from undergoing damage from U.V rays, water, and oils.
Seal coating is the ultimate asphalt maintenance tip that will double the life expectancy of your asphalt pavement.
Why seal coating?
Asphalt pavements are aggregating stones or rocks held together by a binder (also known as asphalt).
Maintaining the binder is essential to the performance of the pavement. But over the course of time, rain, snows, U.V rays, and chemicals get on the pavement thus degrading the binder.
This deteriorates the pavement and as well as its appearance. So basically, the reason for seal coating is to save the asphalt pavement from weather damage, slow down oxidation hence improving its life expectancy.
For more clarity, here are some other benefits of seal coating
- Enhances flexibility of asphalt pavement
Asphalt pavements are generally flexible. Because of that, cars and trucks can easily flex despite their weight but as it ages the flexibility is lessening. Driveway seal coating and seal coating for parking lots help retain this flexibility.
- It improves the aesthetic appeal
Seal coating for curbs has become popular amongst property owners. This is because seal coating creates a fresh, black, and clean appearance on pavements especially when topped off by good-looking markings on parking lots; it actually creates a good first impression on your clients.
Seal coating is also a cost-effective way of repairing or re-sealing an existing pavement surface hence extending its life expectancy.