Your driveway or parking lot is a significant investment in your property. To beautify your establishment and protect your investment as long as possible, you want to protect your asphalt from the damaging effects of certain natural elements including moisture and ultraviolet oxidation. Natural and man-made elements can cause cracks halfway into the asphalt, little as 5 years. Small cracks act as miniature storm drains after a good rain and cause raveling between the asphalt over time. Larger cracks and potholes can appear within the base as early as 8-10 years unless certain precautions are taken. Protecting asphalt with seal coating company Hanover basically has the same benefits as sunblock has to protect your skin or varnish on wood.
How it works
Sealcoating will provide a layer of protection blocking out the elements of water and oils and U.V. damage. In addition, when applied to manufacturers’ specifications, seal coating provides a slip-resistant surface with a deep black finish that beautifies the parking lot or driveway as well. Oxidation and water penetration are the leading causes of asphalt pavement failure. The sun’s ultraviolet rays break down the asphalt binder that holds the pavement together. Moisture that is allowed to enter cracks in the pavement will erode the base, causing potholes and general pavement breakup. Moisture also penetrates the pores of the pavement causing further erosion as well as freeze-thaw damage.
Repair and Resealing
Before the seal coating, it is important to seal any existing cracks. If left a crack is not filled, it will allow water in that can cause damage to the asphalt pavement. If the water penetrates the pores of the surface, or worse, under the asphalt into the base, expensive asphalt repairs will be needed to repair the damage. Even after an asphalt parking lot is seal coated, if the cracks have not been filled first, this damage can occur. An important thing to note, if asphalt cracks are filled properly the first time, the crack sealing will last the life of the seal coating. You should not see the cracks coming back.
Having a sealed driveway or parking lot surface has benefits far beyond the money saved on re-paving. For starters, the smooth, sealed finish will be easier to clean than cracked, stained asphalt, enabling you to keep your property looking its best. Even more importantly, sealed pavement is safer to walk and drive on. Large cracks and holes can pose a tripping hazard for individuals of all ages. Meanwhile, brittle, deteriorating asphalt can form potholes, which can prove hazardous to drivers. Properly maintaining your driveway or parking lot area by seal coating the asphalt will protect both your investment and the individuals who use the space.
At Hanover Sealcoating Pros, we know how valuable a driveway or parking lot is to your property. That’s why we’re committed to offering the asphalt services you deserve. By using high-grade materials and the latest technology, we ensure that your pavement is functional, safe, attractive, and lasts longer. Visit our website: http://hanover-sealcoating.com/ to learn more about our services.
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