Why You Should Sealcoat Your Asphalt

Cracked AsphaltIs it time to start planning your next sealcoating project?

Here are three reasons you absolutely must sealcoat your asphalt on a regular basis.

Sealcoating Makes Asphalt Last Longer

An asphalt driveway or parking lot takes quite the beating. Traffic, oil spills, and sun all gradually erode and damage the surface. Sealcoating binds the aggregate in asphalt and prevents deterioration from oxidation and erosion.

If you don’t sealcoat when needed, then water can slowly seep into the base layer of your asphalt and weaken it, creating bigger cracks and potholes. Sealcoating essentially waterproofs your paved surface.

Sealcoating involves coating your existing asphalt with a thin black-colored layer of paving material. This dark color absorbs heat. As your asphalt warms up with the sun, it softens slightly and flexes when stressed. That’s a good thing since flexible asphalt won’t crack like cold paved surfaces can.

Sealcoating Saves You Money

Sealcoating is to asphalt what conditioner is to hair and what paint is to a house.

Regular maintenance will help you maintain the strength and integrity of your asphalt surface. You won’t have to spend so much time and money on repairs if you keep your paved surface well-maintained with regular sealcoating.

Sealcoating Makes Your Driveway Look Better

A fresh coat on your asphalt will make it “pop.” It creates a blacker and smoother surface that nicely accents your property. Since it’s smoother, you’ll have an easier time keeping your driveway clean and beautiful.

Sealcoating in Ft. Lauderdale

For paving solutions in the Coral Springs area, contact Sunshine Services. We’ll be happy to give you a free consultation and estimate if you’re interested in local paving and sealcoating services.

Posted on Behalf of Sunshine Services Unlimited, Inc.