For many of us, the roads, parking lots and driveways that we use on a daily basis are all comprised of asphalt. Asphalt is used all over the place because of its durability and functionality. When it come to asphalt surfaces, it is important that these surfaces are cared for and maintained properly to ensure they do last for years and years before they need to be replaced again. One of the best ways to extend the life of any asphalt surface is done with seal coating. Andersen Asphalt & Striping is here to talk about seal coating and how often it should be done.
Why Sealcoating is Worth the Money
Most cities and homeowners aren’t looking to have their asphalt surfaces replaced prematurely. This is unfortunately exactly what will happen if asphalt isn’t maintained properly. Part of that maintenance comes from sealcoating. This is an important part of asphalt maintenance. When it is done on schedule, it can help prevent serious damage to asphalt surfaces including cracking, potholes and other damage that often leads to removal and replacement. Sealcoating is essential to any asphalt surface. It protects asphalt from the effects of UV rays, extreme weather, moisture, oil and other chemicals that are sure to come in contact with asphalt. These different elements can be extremely damaging to asphalt which can lead to premature replacement.
How Often Should You Seal Coat Asphalt?
Now, it might seem like protecting your asphalt surface is something that should be done often to avoid any damage. However, there is such a thing as too much when it comes to sealcoating. You can actually end up damaging asphalt if sealcoat is applied to it too often. For most asphalt surfaces, they need to be seal coated every 2-3 years to provide the asphalt with the protection it needs. It should be noted that anytime there are any repairs done to an asphalt surface it should be seal coated as well.
What Time of Year is Best to Seal Driveway or Other Pavement?
Believe it or not, there is an ideal time of the year to have an asphalt surface seal coated as well. When it comes to sealcoating, you need to have warm weather for the sealant to work properly. You need to be applying sealcoat to a surface when the temperature is at least 50 degrees. If you don’t have enough heat, you aren’t going to get the results you’re looking for. When it comes to sealcoating, heat and hot weather are your friends.
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Because of the technical job that sealcoating is and the equipment that is needed for the job to get done properly, it is something that should be left to the professionals at Andersen Asphalt & Striping. We have the training and expertise to ensure sealcoating is done properly. Whether you are needing a parking lot, driveway, or a road seal coated, you can count on us. Call us today!