What Are the Benefits of Sealcoating?

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The driveway is a crucial part of every commercial building. If you want to maintain and protect the driveway, sealcoating can help you do so. Sealcoating the asphalt surface will not only make it look beautiful but will also protect your investment.

The application of a protective coating on the asphalt pavement helps protect it against UV rays, water, oil, and other things that can cause damage. The process of sealcoating helps preserve, protect, and makes routine maintenance effortless.

With wear and tear, cracks start appearing on the asphalt. If left unattended, the cracks will develop into potholes. This can affect the safety of your driveway or parking lot.

Top Benefits of Sealcoating

Save Money

When you start using sealcoating as part of your maintenance program, you will be able to save money in the long run. Unsealed asphalt tends to quickly deteriorate and can start dislodging. When it comes to this stage, you will have to overlay the pavement. This can be costly.

Improves Appearance

Sealcoat makes asphalt look smooth and beautiful. The non-porous surface is easy to clean and maintain and helps preserve the surface of the asphalt. This technique also helps hide rough patches and small cracks.

The superior sun blocking property of the sealant even helps prevent color fading, creating a uniformed look that adds curb appeal.

Prevents Water Intrusion

Fine hairline cracks are the early signs of asphalt aging. If these cracks are not filled, it is nearly impossible to avoid water intrusion beneath the asphalt surface. Sealcoating helps keep the water out. It also prolongs the lifespan of the pavement.

Enhances Flexibility

Asphalt is a flexible surface. When vehicles drive over the asphalt surface, it tends to flex under the weight. With age, the pavement flexes less, becomes brittle, and cracks start appearing. Sealcoating helps the asphalt maintain its flexibility.

Slows Deterioration

As with all things in life, asphalt surfaces break down when exposed to air and sun, over time. Even though it is impossible to avoid oxidation, you can prevent accelerated deterioration with a protective coating.

Contact us if you want to learn more about the benefits of sealcoating your driveway or to receive a free estimate. Call us (706) 956-5296 in Georgia or (423) 763-8883 in Tennessee.