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Seal Coating – What You Need To Know

By February 8, 2021September 2nd, 2022No Comments

Sealcoating is the process of adding a thin liquid to a paved surface which protects it from UV rays, extremely bad weather, and harmful emissions from vehicles. Seal coating is not used to repair already damaged surfaces, the likes of cracks and other breakages. However, if seal coating is done before the damage occurs, it will prevent such damages from occurring in the first place.

Preventing future cracks and damages, a well-applied seal coating helps to improve the lifespan of asphalt paving considerably.

Looking for more ways to extend the lifespan of your asphalt paving? If that’s the case, we are going to observe the following.

The role that temperature plays in the whole process.

The main reason why seal coating is recommended for your asphalt pavement.

Then, lastly tips and ways to prolong the life span of your asphalt pavement.

Below is a list of the benefits and straight facts about seal coating.

One and the most common seal coat prevents the surface from coming into contact with water, fluids from vehicles, and dangerous UV rays hence guaranteeing a prolonged lifespan.

Regular seal coating is economical. That is to say, a well-sealed asphalt surface will stay for long without routine maintenance, which is quite expensive.

With regular exposure, the asphalt surface becomes old and worn out. A fresh application of seal coat enhances the look of the asphalt pavement and makes it look new and fresh.

Seal coating is mostly done through two processes, that is the spraying method and the squeegee method.

Seal coating makes the snow melting process faster and more importantly, stops water or any other liquids from penetrating the surface of the floor. Doing this enables the asphalt surface to last longer.

To complete the seal coating process adequately, there certain factors to be considered. For instance, the temperature has to be around 55 degrees Celsius before the application process and around 8 hours right after application.

Before the whole process commences, there few measures that should be taken into consideration to achieve absolute results. These measures are; repairing cracked areas, removing all dirt from the floor surface, and ensuring that you descant all fluids from vehicles from the floor.

What are the benefits of seal coating for both my driveway and parking lot?

Asphalt seal coating is one of the most efficient ways to take care of your property, especially when it’s done on regular basis. Asphalt seal coating will help in the following ways;

Protects your asphalt from any sort of stain may it be oil stain or any other major stain.

Holds back sun rays therefore no damage is caused by the sun.

Accelerates snow and ice melting process.

No corrosion occurs after using de-icing products

Acts as waterproof for an asphalt surface.

Enhances the general look of your property.