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Why Sealcoating Asphalt is Essential

wp_blog_Asphalt leaves your pavement with a strikingly black color that greatly contributes to the overall beauty and value of your property. Unfortunately, this beautiful dark color only lasts a short time, as weather and heavy use begin to take its toll and eventually render it a concrete-gray.

A viable solution to restoring and preventing asphalt decay is sealcoating, which can leave your pavement looking as pristine as the day the asphalt was set. It’s typically recommended that you get a sealcoating application once every 3-5 years to protect your investment.

The Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating:

Sealcoating Protects Your Pavement Against:

Sealcoating your asphalt driveway or parking lot prevents UV rays from penetrating into the asphalt foundation, which wears the asphalt away. Potholes and cracks are prevented when the asphalt sealcoat is applied. This is because the sealcoat protects against excess water and oil that can seep into the pavement weakening the supportive and structural layers.

Because of the pre-treatment required, as well as other considerations, sealcoating asphalt can be a big job . Whether it’s for your private driveway or commercial parking lot, actions such as power-washing and general cleaning must be carried out before the actual application of the coating.

Asphalt Cleaning

Wolf Paving owns a street sweeping vehicle which uses jets of water and specialized bristled brushes which scrub pavements clean. When it comes to parking lots or other large asphalt pavements, we recommend that those surfaces be swept about once a year, typically in the spring. Removing debris and trash from parking lots and roadways will help:

  • Improve drainage
  • Create a safer passage for vehicles and pedestrians
  • Prolong the lifespan of your pavement
  • Protect your investment
  • Improve aesthetic appearance

The benefits of sealcoating are clear when you consider the alternatives of making sure your asphalt remains in great condition for prolonged periods under heavy use. The process has the benefit of being both effective and relatively inexpensive, protecting your asphalt driveway or parking lot and prolonging its lifespan. With sealcoating, your pavement is protected against whatever Mother Nature may throw its way.

Is your asphalt parking lot or driveway in need of a sealcoat? Contact the experts at Wolf Paving to request a FREE estimate or for more information. Feel free to reach out to our Oconomowoc office at 262-965-2121 or our Sun Prairie office at 608-249-79331.

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Topics: Asphalt Driveway, Asphalt Parking Lot, Sealcoating