The Asphalt Sealcoating process consists of covering an entire asphalt surface with a protective coating that is meant to protect it from the elements.
It has two main benefits. First, it’ll greatly increase the lifespan of your asphalt. It’s like applying a fresh coat of paint to a garden fence. Once that’s done, the underlying wood will be protected from the elements far more than the old layer of paint allowed.
Second, asphalt sealcoating offers a great way to give your paving a facelift. Just one sealcoat will make your asphalt look like new.
When Will Sealcoating Do The Trick?
Sealcoating won’t always be an option. If your road is really beat down and is all full of holes there is really not much that sealcoating is going to do for it.
However, if your asphalt surface has only marginal damage or if the underlying substrate layer is unscathed, then asphalt sealcoating may well be a great option.
The advantage of going this route is that it’s far cheaper than a full repair or replacement.
Not All Sealcoating Jobs Are Equal
There are many different substances that are used for an asphalt sealcoating service. Some are petroleum based, others are tar based and others are even asphalt based.
In our case, we truly take into account what your asphalt pavement is going to be exposed to and based on that we will make a decision as to what type of sealcoating we may recommend.
This is not a one size fits all process and we’ll suggest an option that is right for your unique circumstances.
Reaping The Benefits
If we apply sealcoating to a relatively healthy surface we have seen clear results that point to longer-lasting asphalt pavements. They will also make the road a lot smoother which will make for a better ride.
So just based on that alone it could be a great option for you.
How Long Will I Have To Wait?
For the most part asphalt, sealcoating is a very quick process. After we apply the coating we will recommend that you don’t use that driveway or road for a couple of hours.
A lot of companies only require that you stay off the road for around 2 hours depending on the size of the road. We like to be a little more cautious though. We usually tell people to stay off the path for 4 to 6 hours even on smaller jobs.
If you allow it to dry properly you’ll end up with far better results.
Whatever your sealcoating needs, just give us a call or reach out to use using the contact form. We’re asphalt specialists and we can help.