Sealcoating Extends the Life of your Pavement Surface
Asphalt sealcoating is one of the most important measures to protect the asphalt surface and extend the life of your parking lot. Sealcoating is the process of applying a coal-tar or asphalt emulsion sealer on top of your asphalt pavement surface.
It can be applied with a squeegee but the best method of application is to have it sprayed. Sealcoating acts a protective layer to shield your parking lot against the harsh environmental elements that your parking lots are exposed to every day such as:
- Sun Damage: Yes, the sun damages more than just your skin! The Asphalt Institute, engineers and experts recommend a regular schedule of sealcoating to help prevent the drying effects of the sun against the asphalt. No different than your doctor recommending a protective layer for your skin when enjoying the beaches here in Miami and Ft Lauderdale.
- Petrochemicals: Fluids such as oil, gasoline. hydraulic oil and chlorine can leak or spill from cars, trucks and parked cars. Since asphalt is a petroleum-based product, these chemicals cause the asphalt binder in your pavement surface to soften and erode. It’s best to clean up any petrochemical spill as soon as possible. But the best way to protect your parking lot from this type of damage is to apply seal coat material to your pavement surface.
- Water and Salt: Sealcoating protects the asphalt from deterioration due to oxidation from the elements such as rain, salt air, or road salts.
Sealcoating Prevents High Repair Costs
Property managers, facility managers, landlords and business owners who perform preventative maintenance sealcoating of their asphalt parking lots every 2-3 years, often notice that their asphalt surfaces last 50% longer versus those parking lot surfaces that aren’t sealed regularly. This is particularly important for heavy traffic areas such as shopping centers and malls, large homeowner communities, universities, hospitals and commercial properties that have many tenants.
Without sealcoating, your pavement surface erodes leading to pot holes and other potential harmful liabilities. Repairing the damage can be costly and if left unaddressed may require you to install a new asphalt layer (called an overlay). Sealcoating provides an economical way to minimize this damage and keeps expensive repair costs to a minimum.
Sealcoating Keeps Asphalt Looking New
“After the parking lot was sealed this weekend, I drove right by my building. I didn’t recognize the place – it looked so beautiful and brand new!”
When applied, sealcoating provides a jet-black color to the asphalt surface that immediately boosts the appearance of shopping centers, apartment buildings, condominium associations or any commercial properties. It provides that curb appeal and “newness” that attracts tenants and their customers and is a great way to increase traffic to your business.
Sealcoating helps keep your parking lot looking clean and beautiful while protecting for several years.
Get a complimentary quote on sealcoating and asphalt repairs. Contact M.A. Construction Group today for your free consultation and site analysis.
M.A. Construction Group is a full-service asphalt paving contractor serving Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and South Florida. We offer asphalt paving and parking lot services such as pot hole repairs, parking lot maintenance, parking lot sealcoating and striping, concrete ramps and sidewalks, car stops, signage, catch basins, bollard poles and ADA compliance.