There are ample benefits to sealcoating asphalt including reducing long term repair costs, and protecting your pavement against oil and chemical spills.
Pavement Preservation, or rather methods intended to extend the life of your asphalt, can be broken down into three different categories of maintenance:
Sealcoating asphalt falls under preventative maintenance because it stops any issues from forming before they have a chance to require repairs. Preventative maintenance is considered the most affordable and proactive way to extend the life of asphalt.
Top 5 Benefits Of Sealcoating Asphalt
#1. Sealcoating Asphalt Prevents Moisture Damage
When sealcoat is properly applied it prevents moisture from getting beneath the surface layer, weakening the base and causing cracks. By keeping water out of asphalt you safeguard it against all kinds of water damage. If water finds a way to penetrate the top surface of asphalt it can start to wash away the base level. Another issue with moisture trapped beneath the top layer of asphalt is that it will go through periods of freeze thaw cycles depending on the weather. When temperatures dip below freezing, moisture expands and puts pressure on asphalt, eventually causing cracks, potholes and so forth.
#2. Sealcoating Provides Asphalt With A Protective Layer Against Gas and Oil Spills
You can’t prevent all oil and gas spills on asphalt that cars regularly frequent, it’s just a fact of life. Unprotected asphalt is at risk of serious damage from gasoline, oil and other chemicals. These harsh substances weaken, break down and damage surfaces from the get-go. This leads to early deterioration of asphalt and costly maintenance repairs.
High quality sealcoating prevents oil and gas from penetrating surfaces right away. This gives you more time to clean it up before damages set in.
#3. Improves The Appearance Of Asphalt
Sealcoating makes a noticeable difference to asphalt right away. Your asphalt will literally look brand new, with the same rich coloring it had the first day it was poured. This makes any surface look well cared for, which in turn makes your business and overall neighborhood look better too. Not only do surfaces look richer and smoother in color, but also cracks and other eyesores are filled and patched during the process so that surfaces last longer.
#4. Reduces Long Term Repair Costs
All in all, sealcoating protects your asphalt against water damage, oil and gas spills and other things, all while making your asphalt look and function better. There are so many things that can cause serious damage to asphalt over time, including cracks and the moisture that subsequently seeps inside. If ignored, these seemingly minor eyesores can turn into large potholes or alligator cracks that require more extensive (and costly) repairs to fix.
Simply adding sealcoating ensures your asphalt lasts longer without needing to be replaced due to major construction issues or aesthetics. By keeping up with affordable maintenance you actually save money on future repairs.
#5. Leads To Longer Lasting Asphalt
The actual cost of asphalt breaks down to the amount of time it lasts before needing to be replaced. A nice asphalt job isn’t so painful to pay for when you know it’s going to last for many years to come. On the other hand, if you have to rip up and replace asphalt in as little as a few years due to faulty construction or poor upkeep of maintenance, it can start to feel like pulling teeth to fork over more money.
Get the most out of your money by sealcoating asphalt so that it lasts for a very long time to come.
Sealcoating Asphalt The Kleenco Way
Sealcoating asphalt must be done right in order to reap the full benefits. You can trust Kleenco Construction to get every job done right the first time around. We are trusted to work on some of the largest commercial projects in the industry and for good reason–we are the leading experts when it comes to asphalt, concrete, drainage and more. From local DOT regulations to the most effective sealcoat for a certain type of asphalt, we’ve got your project covered from start to finish. Contact us today to get a quote on your next project!