Asphalt driveways, parking lots and roadways present a considerable investment by anyone’s standards. In Jacksonville’s asphalt business, due consideration should be given to how to protect such an investment. Much like our skin or paint on a house, asphalt ages when exposed to environmental elements, such as sun and rain. To protect our skin, we apply sun block,. Our houses receive a fresh coat of paint every 5 years or so to restore their beauty.
Why should our asphalt be any different?
In order to extend the life of asphalt, it needs to be sealcoated. Asphalt sealcoat is emulsified liquid asphalt combined with clays, sand and polymers engineered to beautify, preserve, and protect asphalt from oxidation, weather, water, petroleum spills and other environmental factors.
If started early and continued on a routine basis, asphalt sealcoat can double the service life and seal cracks and other imperfections in the asphalt service. Sealcoating is one of the most crucial portions of any pavement maintenance management plan. However, like all plans, if administered by a sub-standard contractor the plan will fail and could lead to a sub-standard asphalt performance.
Sealcoating is the answer to providing a barrier of protection for your pavement.
STOPS WEATHER DAMAGE
Sealcoating prevents the damaging effects of oxidation and water penetration.
The sun’s ultra-violet rays harden and dry out the asphalt pavement surface. This accelerates raveling and erosion and can reduce asphalt thickness in just a few years. Sealcoating helps prevent this.
Sealcoating restores original black color to asphalt and greatly enhances the overall appearance of property. The smooth, even surface of sealed pavement makes sweeping and maintenance easier and less costly.
RESISTS GAS AND OIL SPILLS
Asphalt sealcoating resists the highly damaging effects of gas and oil seepage and other road chemicals.