Preventing Water Penetration: The Key to Asphalt Longevity

Water, the seemingly harmless liquid we encounter daily, can be a silent and destructive force when it comes to asphalt surfaces. Whether it’s a driveway, parking lot, or commercial pavement, water penetration poses a significant threat to the structural integrity of asphalt. In this blog post, we’ll explore why water penetration prevention through sealcoating is crucial for ensuring the longevity of your asphalt.

The Perils of Water Penetration

1. Thaw/Freeze Damage:

Water that seeps into the cracks of asphalt can wreak havoc during freeze-thaw cycles. As temperatures fluctuate, the water trapped within the asphalt expands and contracts, causing cracks to widen and the overall structure to weaken.

2. Destructive Sun Oxidation:

Sunlight is another culprit in the deterioration of asphalt. Water acts as a magnifier, intensifying the effects of sun oxidation. Over time, this process can lead to the breakdown of the asphalt binder, resulting in a brittle and deteriorated surface.

The Solution: Sealcoating

Sealcoating acts as a protective barrier, preventing water from infiltrating the asphalt and causing damage. Here’s how:

1. Sealing Cracks:

Sealcoating involves the application of a protective layer over the entire asphalt surface. This coating fills in existing cracks and creates a barrier that inhibits water from seeping into the asphalt.

2. Flexible Protection:

Quality sealants, like those used by Kissner Paving, remain flexible even in winter temperatures. This flexibility allows the sealant to adapt to temperature changes, preventing cracks from expanding and water from penetrating the surface.

3. Sun Oxidation Resistance:

The right sealcoating product provides resistance against sun oxidation. It acts as a shield, reducing the impact of harmful UV rays and preserving the structural integrity of the asphalt.

Choose Kissner Paving for Effective Water Penetration Prevention by Asphalt Sealcoating 

As a leader in the asphalt industry in Eastern Tennessee, Kissner Paving understands the importance of water penetration prevention for commercial asphalt longevity. With over six decades of expertise, Kissner Paving offers commercial asphalt sealcoating services using industrial-grade sealants. Our commitment to quality ensures that your asphalt surfaces are protected from the damaging effects of water penetration.

Don’t wait until water damage takes its toll on your asphalt. Choose Kissner Paving for professional sealcoating services that go beyond surface-level protection. Invest in the longevity of your asphalt with the experts who have been paving the way since 1958.


Contact Kissner Paving today to schedule your water penetration prevention consultation and safeguard your asphalt investment.  For three generations, we have done all types of residential and commercial paving.  For more information, call (706) 391-8242 for a free quote.