To understand sealcoating, it is important to realize that asphalt is a combination of sand, stones and liquid asphalt cement. Knowing that, Sealcoating preserves your asphalt and improves its appearance. A properly sealed driveway will last longer, be easier to maintain, look better and improve the curb appeal of your home or business.
Sealcoating seals out water
Once water enters the pavement it slowly destroys it by expanding and contracting during freeze/thaw cycles. Small defects open up admitting more water, causing more damage. Larger defects join together forming cracks. After a while cracks join up creating a pothole. Sealcoating seals the small defects and stops the cycle. Larger existing cracks are filled with crack filler.
Sealcoating prevents gas and oil damage
Leaks and spills are one of the most destructive forces to pavement. You will notice when you try to wash away the spill, it seems to stick/penetrate the surface of the pavement. Properly sealed pavement will resist the damage caused by oil, gas, etc
Sealcoating prevents oxidation
Sealcoating blocks the sun's ultraviolet rays that harden and dry out asphalt surfaces accelerating cracking and erosion.
Sealcoating bonds the pavement
By bonding the asphalt your driveway can take on the cruel conditions that mother nature and everyday wear and tear throw at it.
Sealcoating makes your driveway easier to maintain
Sealcoating brings back the dark black color of the original pavement, making it look and wear like new. Sealed pavement is also easier to clean and maintain. Because sealcoating fills surface voids, the pavement surface is much smoother. Thus easier to sweep, shovel, wash, etc. Properly maintained asphalt pavement is tough and durable, resisting wear many years longer than unsealed surfaces.
Sealcoating improves the appearance of your home or business
Sealcoating restores the rich slate black color of your driveway. The driveway is one of the first things a visitor or customer sees. First impressions are everything!!
With the sky-rocketing costs of oil, new asphalt prices are through the roof, it is more important than ever to protect and preserve your valuable asphalt investment and save thousands of $$ over the life of your pavement.