When it comes to various trades, many consumers like to understand the differences between various components, services, and products. For example, you may to clarify terms such as pitch, fascia, or soffit with a roofer, or ask your mechanic to explain the difference between a crankshaft and a camshaft when you are at auto repair shop. There are countless examples of getting confused with certain aspects of various industries. In any case, when it comes asphalt paving and sealcoating, you need to understand the differences. With this in mind, we at Andersen Asphalt & Striping would lie to help clarify the difference between asphalt paving and sealcoating services.
What is the Process of Asphalt Paving?
The term that contractors use to describe the construction or resurfacing of an asphalt pavement. In order for the paving contractor to know how many layers of asphalt will be needed, the pavement will be engineered to support an expected volume of traffic of certain weights. The contractor’s crew members will place, work, and compact each asphalt layer before continuing with the next one, based on the engineering design. Asphalt overlays, new construction, and pavement reconstructions encompasses asphalt paving. Asphalt patching is not considered as a paving procedure by most parking lot maintenance and repair contractors, though some do under certain conditions.
What is the Sealcoating Procedure?
The application of a sealant to an existing pavement, considered a maintenance procedure, is asphalt sealcoating. In order to create a protective shell over the pavement, sealcoat goes on as a liquid, then hardens. The sealant will obliterate the painted markings when contractors sealcoat parking lot pavements. As a result, after asphalt parking lot sealcoating, stripes and pavement markings will need to be repainted.
What is the Purpose of Sealcoating?
To block the damaging UV rays that leave asphalt pavements dry, brittle, and faded with a quality seal coat. Also, from the detrimental effects of petroleum-based automotive fluids, sealcoating will protect the pavement. The appearance of the pavement by restoring its original color is also improved as it also hides minor surface flaws, and making the pavement appear smoother with asphalt sealcoating. To help improve safety, sealcoating parking lot pavements can also enhance traction.
When Should Asphalt Sealer Be Applied?
Depending on factors that are unique to your specific pavement, such as the number of vehicles who use your parking lot, age and condition, and the weights of those vehicles dictates how often you need sealcoating. Though your schedule could be different, parking lots in the Las Vegas area need a new application of asphalt sealcoating every 18 to 30 months, typically.
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When it comes to sealcoating, asphalt paving, and even striping, the expertise of Andersen Asphalt & Striping are the leading specialists in Nevada. In addition to other services, you can rely on us to ensure sealcoating is executed with quality workmanship. Call the professionals of at Anderson Asphalt & Striping and let our professionals assist you with your asphalt paving and other such services.