Over time the elements such as rain, snow, and ice can take its toll on your pavement. Maintaining an asphalt driveway or parking lot is essential and can add years to the life of your pavement, and can even save you money. Seal coating
creates a barrier to protect your asphalt from unwanted damage such as fading and cracking. This protection will not only improve the appearance of your paving but will extend the life of an asphalt driveway or parking lot. At JR Paving & Construction Co Inc we provide seal coating services to improve the appearance, protect, and extend the life of your asphalt.
The Importance of Seal Coating
The primary cause of problems with paving over time is the
penetration of water into the asphalt. This happens with the oxidation of the
pavement surface which causes the asphalt to dry and become brittle. This can
lead to the erosion of the top layer and the appearance of larger stones and
small cracks on the surface.
If left untreated, these cracks can grow over time and
eventually lead to more cracking and an alligator appearance. When the pavement
reaches this stage, the only option is removal, replacement, or resurfacing of
the old asphalt.
Seal coating costs pennies a square foot compared to the
dollars needed to repair or replace damaged asphalt. By seal coating, a
protective barrier is applied to your paved surfaces. This seals the small
cracks that can turn into large cracks and prevents water from seeping down to
the base material. In addition, seal coating helps protect asphalt
sun as well as the harmful effects of chemical spills such as oil and gasoline.