When you invest in applying asphalt to a surface, whether that is your drive or a parking lot, the last thing you want is to have to repair it in a couple of years time. The best way to prevent this from happening is by applying a sealcoating to your asphalt to extend it’s life span. Keep reading to find out why it’s essential that you get asphalt sealcoated.
It improves aesthetics
By applying a smooth coat to asphalt, it becomes smoother and far more visually appealing. This is great for driveways and parking lots, as vastly improves the appearance of your property. Many landlords apply a coat once a year just to make it look ‘brand new’, as often the asphalt is the first thing you notice as you approach a property. If the land around your house isn’t maintained, then people may develop perceptions of the appearance of the interior. You can void this by filling in all the cracked asphalt and to give it that ‘freshly laid’ look.
Protect it from the weather
As the summer and winter months pass, your uncoated asphalt will expand, contract and eventually crack because of the changing conditions. Once it cracks, it opens up even more vulnerabilities in the asphalt and before you know it, you have to re-lay the whole area again. This is an absolute killer in harsh climates where there’s frequent freeze thaw cycles that can spell devastation for untreated asphalt driveways. Instead, it’s recommended that you hire someone to complete the crack filling and sealcoat your asphalted surface with rubberized tar. This way, the weathering will have a greatly reduced effect as the water, ice and sun has less opportunity to turn the asphalt brittle. Tar contracts and expands with the asphalt, so that it still maintains a perfect seal even in dynamic climates. By applying sealcoating, you’re adding years of life to your blacktop. It’s recommended that the sealcoat is reapplied every two years to prevent the elements from deteriorating your asphalt. At a fraction of the cost of re-laying the blacktop, it’s amazingly cost-effective.
Simlawn can provide you with a asphalt maintenance package, by crack filling any weak areas in your parking lot, sealcoating the surface to slow down the impact of future deterioration and then perform a line striping service to suit your needs. Don’t leave those cracks to expand for another harsh winter, get them filled and coated today to prolong the lifespan of your property!