There is no way around the aging process with most things in life and that includes an asphalt parking lot. The effects of weather, cars and other outside sources can have a big impact on how well your asphalt parking lot holds up against the test of time. The best way to extend the life of your asphalt parking lot is to take advantage of sealcoating. Andersen Asphalt & Striping is here to talk about what your asphalt parking lot might look like when it’s time to do some sealcoating.
Pavement Looks Dry & Cracked
You are more than likely going to see your asphalt parking lot start to crack over time. There is just no real way around it. While this may seem like no big deal, these small cracks can turn into a bigger deal down the road. They will eventually start to multiple and get bigger until you have significant damage to your asphalt parking lot. The best way to get rid of the cracks and extend the life of your parking lot is to sealcoat it when you notice these small cracks throughout your asphalt’s surface.
Potholes in Asphalt
Potholes are something that no one wants to deal with in their parking lot. If a pothole gets big enough, it can cause significant damage to vehicles as well as be a safety hazard to pedestrians too. Sealcoating can help you avoid potholes in the first place. Make sure you have your parking lot sealcoated before you have potholes all over the place.
Asphalt has Faded
When you first have your asphalt parking lot poured, it is a beautiful dark black color. Over time, you will notice that the black parking lot will start to look a lot lighter. By the time it is time to sealcoat it, you will more than likely have gray asphalt rather than that rich black color it was when it was first installed. When it turns that gray color, it is going to be far more susceptible to cracking and potholes.
What is the Process of Sealcoating?
There is a lot that goes into the sealcoating process. Here is what you can expect.
– The parking lot will be thoroughly cleaned using large sweeping machines. This is done to ensure the sealcoating adheres to the asphalt’s surface.
– Sealcoating is applied to the asphalt surface using pressurized spray equipment, squeegee machines that are self-propelled or it is applied by hand using a handheld squeegee.
– Once applied, the sealcoating will need 24-48 hours to completely cure before the parking lot can be used again.
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If it’s time to sealcoat your parking lot, you can call on the professionals at Andersen Asphalt & Striping to make sure the job is done right. We have the experience and expertise needed to make your parking lot look like new again. Call us today!