You need to sealcoat about every two years if you want a beautiful, long-lasting asphalt pavement that will not break your paving repair budget. It can often double the useful life of an asphalt pavement though sealcoating is quite economical. Because they are extremely reliant on the weather for curing, sealcoats can be rather finicky products to apply successfully. The weather conditions can make asphalt sealing very challenging during the spring because it is too wet, too cold, too cloudy, or too humid in some parts of the country. Spring is one of the best seasons for sealant applications in Nevada. Today, we at Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to share some considerations before sealcoating in spring. While it is being applied or during its first 24 hours, there are four weather-related things that should not happen to Nevada asphalt sealcoating.
Sealcoating in Spring
1) Avoid Rain Exposure. This is a major issue in some areas during the spring, as raindrops can play havoc with uncured sealcoating. The months of April, May, and June typically receive the lowest average precipitation, though Las Vegas receives very little rain during any month.
2) Cloudy Day Applications. Contractors prefer to seal coat parking lot pavements on bright, sunny days since if applied on an extremely cloudy day, the sealant will take longer to cure. Along with some of the fewest days of precipitation, the springtime months have, on average, some of the highest percentages of possible sunshine and mean monthly hours of sunshine.
3) High Humidity. For water to evaporate from the liquid sealant, high humidity will make it more difficult. The humidity is even lower during the spring, as the relative humidity rarely tops 45% in Vegas.
4) Temperature. When sealcoating Las Vegas pavements, the temperature is the factor that is the most critical. Until the sealant has at least 24 hours of curing time, it absolutely cannot drop below freezing for starters. Throughout the application and drying process, the temperature needs to be above 50 degrees. Requiring them to take additional steps to prevent the sealant from drying too quickly, extreme heat can present special challenges when contractors sealcoat parking lot pavements during the summer. For seal coating parking lot pavements, springtime in Vegas usually has temperatures that are neither too color nor too hot.
Why You Should Seal Asphalt in Springtime Temperatures
When they perform asphalt sealing, and the weather during the spring is also ideal for delivering these services, sealcoating contractors must provide additional services, usually.
1) Because the sealant will obscure them, pavement striping and markings will need to be reapplied after sealcoating. The weather during the spring is also perfect for striping and marking pavements, whether you need a new parking lot design, or you just want to repaint the existing design.
2) Your asphalt contractor will need to make any necessary pavement repairs, prior to sealcoating. To have pothole repairs, asphalt crack sealing, and asphalt patching performed, spring is a good time to schedule it.
3) One of the best seasons for visiting Las Vegas is usually considered spring. To help you attract visitors to your property, make cleaning up after tourists easier, and enhance your curb appeal comes from sealcoating.