Sealcoating Your Asphalt Surfaces

6 July 2020
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Sealcoating is a type of maintenance that will often be needed in order to keep a paved surface protected and usable. However, it is one of the types of maintenance that may be the least appreciated by homeowners. This can make them less likely to actually invest the time into doing this work for their property.

Myth: Sealcoating Will Ruin The Appearance Of Your Asphalt Pavement

A common misunderstanding about sealcoating is that it will have a negative impact on the appearance of the asphalt surface. While it is easy to understand how a homeowner may assume that this is the case, the reality is that sealcoating can provide invaluable protection for preserving the appearance of the asphalt surface. This is due to the protective qualities of the sealcoat as it will be able to reduce the effects that moisture and sunlight will have on the asphalt. This can allow it to retain its rich black color for years before it will start to fade due to this intense exposure.

Myth: Sealcoating Is Permanent

While homeowners may have their asphalt surfaces sealcoated when they are first poured, they may fail to realize that this will be something that needs to be done on a regular basis for the asphalt. Otherwise, the sealcoating will break down, and this will deprive the asphalt surface of this important type of protection. In order to keep the asphalt protected, a sealcoat will need to be applied at least once every two to three years. The exact lifespan of the sealcoat can vary based on its composition. When choosing a sealcoating product for your asphalt surfaces, you should review the expected lifespan as well as the maintenance that is needed for the asphalt to last this long.

Myth: It Is Difficult To Apply A Sealcoat To Older Asphalt Surfaces

The process of applying a sealcoat to a paved surface will not be an overly difficult or challenging task. However, it can be advisable to allow a professional sealcoating service to handle this application. When the sealcoat is being applied, it can be easy to accidentally miss some sections of the asphalt. This mistake could lead to the asphalt not being protected, and it may even contribute to the surrounding sealcoat failing more quickly. Luckily, professional sealcoating services can be among the most affordable services that you can hire for your property maintenance needs. Also, the entire process of applying a sealcoat should only take a few hours, but it may take slightly longer for it to dry enough for you to drive over it.