Many people forget about their driveway or parking lot. They aren’t as flashy as a big garden or bold siding. They’re practical and serve their purpose. Are they really so important? Yes! No matter how great your landscaping is, an old or cracking driveway or parking lot will give people a bad impression of your home or business. Details matter and you shouldn’t forget this one. In addition to the cosmetic boost from sealcoating, it helps to protect cars by preventing cracks and holes that can cause damage.
What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating gives your asphalt a layer of protection from the elements. It keeps water, UV rays, and chemicals out of your asphalt. When those things are allowed to penetrate, they break down the binder in your asphalt and weaken it. This invites cracks and holes. Sealcoating is the best way to keep those elements out of your asphalt, so it stays in good condition. For best results, you should have sealcoating applied every 2-3 years. It won’t prevent all damage, but it will go a long way toward keeping your asphalt in good shape both structurally and cosmetically.
Benefits to Sealcoating
Sealcoating offers many benefits to your asphalt. First, and most importantly, it saves you money. Sealcoating protects your asphalt so that it won’t be exposed to the elements as directly as untreated asphalt. This means that your pavement will be better protected against damage, keeping your repair bills low or nonexistent. What damage could occur without sealcoating? Cracks, mostly. You may also see a bumpy or lumpy surface. Sealcoating helps to keep your asphalt smooth. That’s great for both maintaining the structure and the appearance. That’s the final benefit: appearance. Asphalt that has been treated with sealcoating will have a nice, new appearance longer than an untreated area.
When it comes to your home, you want nothing but the best. For your asphalt residential driveway, that means sealcoating. There is more to it than laying down a coating every couple of years and hoping for the best. That is why it’s important to talk to paving professionals like Lewisville Paving Pros to be sure it’s applied correctly. That means using the right type, in the right amount, at the right time. Talk to your paving company about the best way to seal your driveway and make a plan to keep it looking great into the future.
If you are a commercial property owner, you know that your property’s exterior is the face of your business and any offices or shops in your building. One aspect of this is often overlooked: your parking lot. Visitors notice the cracks and holes as they drive through your lot and everyone who drives past can see if it looks old or unkempt. A professional sealcoating can restore the appearance and help to prevent future unsightly damage. That will keep all of your clients happy and give a positive impression to those who are considering becoming a client. With that said, please learn about our concrete paving.