What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Seal Coating Your Driveway?

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What Is Sealcoating and When Do I Need It?

Asphalt seal coating is a process that makes the asphalt surface of a driveway safer and more attractive by applying a durable coating to it. Sealcoating is typically done using an asphalt emulsion, a mixture of liquid asphalt with an oil binder. While sealcoating can be used on any paved area, it's usually most common in situations where you need to cover up something other than concrete. The most common applications for this procedure include parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways.

How Often Should You Sealcoat Your Driveway?

The good news is that, depending on the coating used and the traffic it receives, asphalt sealcoating is recommended for every 3 to 5 years to extend the life of your asphalt. It means that you don't have to do it every year, but you'll want to ensure that you get it done regularly to stay in good shape. That said, there's no way to predict how long your driveway will look great, so if you're hesitant about making this investment, we suggest giving us a call to look at it. We can give you a proper timeline of when this would need to be done to ensure the life of your pavement.

Advantages of Sealcoating Your Driveway or Parking Lot

1. Long-term cost savings.

We use a professional grade liquid sealant on your driveway or parking lot that has the best product life available. By using this high-grade product, we can ensure that the finished product will keep up for the proper expectation of time. This will allow you to budget the upkeep as it should be instead of needing the sealant to be done again before it is needed.

2. Protection from oxidation, oil, and chemicals

Asphalt sealcoating protects your asphalt surface from moisture, ice, snow, salt, and rain. Before using sealcoating, it is essential to remove all oil and grease stains using a mild chemical that allows you to wipe the pavement's surface. When we come out to quote the job, we can inspect to ensure it is ready for the sealing process. There is no need to remove asphalt stains before sealing.

3. Protection from ice, rain, frost, and snow

If your sealcoat your driveway, you are ensuring to keep out the cold and snow. Sealcoating will keep the water from penetrating through your pavement down to the surface. It is essential because poor drainage can lead to cracking and structural damage over time.

4. Beautiful, dark surface color and texture

Asphalt emulsion is a highly durable coating that will maintain the dark gray color of your driveway. Sealcoating your driveway will provide that beautiful, natural look.

5. Extended pavement life for years to come

If you hire Black Cat Asphalt Sealing to sealcoat your driveway it will last longer and look better as the years go by. The sealcoating process replaces the old asphalt roadway with a new, durable surface that will not age as quickly.

Sealcoating your driveway is an inexpensive, efficient way to improve the appearance and performance of your asphalt surface. From now on, you can be confident that your driveway will be safe to drive on and protected from the elements that may cause it to crack over time.