Asphalt Sealcoating and Crack Sealing
Asphalt is a man made substance that is manufactured utilizing a combination of several ingredients such as dried crush rock, stone or gravel and asphalt cement, a product of the oil industry which is a made out of petroleum compounds. Despite its durability, asphalt is subject to stress, wear and tear, ice and inclement weather, and penetration by substances such as oils, grease, sand and salt which can lead to a breakdown in asphalt’s components and base foundation resulting in deterioration, cracks and potholes over time.
Parking lot asphalt pavements are even more susceptible to damage as a steady stream of oil in the same spots seep though the surface and damage or soften the base foundation, resulting in potholes. Sealcoating is designed to protect your pavement and increase its lifespan by creating a barrier between the asphalt surface and harmful, destructive substances.
At Paving Associates we follow a strict process to provide you with the highest quality sealcoating service available. Here is an example of the process we would follow when sealcoating an asphalt pavement that is in moderately good condition:
1.* Inspection Phase – Before a sealcoating, we inspect the pavement and mark any cracks in the pavement.
2.* Cleaning and Preparation – To create an optimal adhesive surface ready to receive treatment, we clean the entire pavement to remove debris such as sand and salt which can inhibit a strong bond between the pavement and sealant..
3.* Crack Sealing – Sealing cracks before application stops current damage in its place and prevents the potholes of the future. Using a heated crack and joint sealant which is poured and filled into breaches and openings of the pavement, we are able to prevent future damage while creating an ideal surface for the sealant.
4.* Actual Sealcoating Application – A coal tar emulsion is used and once applied will immediately increase the lifespan of your pavement.
Sealcoating is an investment with many benefits, including some you can immediately see. For one, a black and clean rich look is achieved with a surface that is easier to maintain year round. The major unseen benefit that will save you money include a longer lifespan of your pavement through the prevention of oxidation. Your asphalt will be more resistant to gas, oils, grease and other damaging substances. In fact, studies and experience shows that pavements that are sealcoated on a regular 3-5 year cycle are still in excellent condition after 15 years, while untreated pavements are ready for an overlay after just seven years.
Contact us Today For a FREE Sealcoating Quote
For fast answers to your questions or for a FREE quote on your sealcoating project Call Paving Arts Today at 1-888- PAVEMENT (if you are calling in the Tri-State Area codes of 718, 212, 631, 516, 908, 201, 973 & 732, or call 1-718-448-7283 from calls originating elsewhere). You can also fill out our online request form. We look forward to providing you with additional information on this cost effective approach to prolonging the lifespan of your asphalt pavement.