Why sealing is so important for your asphalt

Why sealing is so important for your asphalt

Your driveway or lot is an investment in the property. Protect your Asphalt against the harmful effects of moisture and UV oxidation in order to beautify your place and protect it for as long as you can. Cracks that are half-way into asphalt can be caused either by natural or man-made forces. These cracks can happen within five years. Small cracks are like miniature storm drains that form after heavy rains. They can also cause raveling within the asphalt. If certain precautions are not taken larger cracks and holes can form within the base as soon as 8-10years. Sealcoating asphalt provides the same benefits as sunblock, varnish on wood and sun block.

What causes asphalt to fail? Standard asphalt is vulnerable to naturaland man-made elements such as wind, rain snow, frost, freezing and other environmental factors. These elements cause asphalt oxidation and dry it out. The asphalt oils and their cohesive properties are destroyed by chemicals like oil, fuel, antifreeze or salts.

Small cracks appear between asphalt as new asphalt age. This is due to rain and oxidation. These small cracks allow water and other contaminants to seep into the base. If they aren’t fixed properly, this can lead to even more damage. Asphalt’s most dangerous agent is water. This causes larger cracks which eventually crumble into the eroded space, creating potholes. It is important to remove alligator cracks, potholes, and seal asphalt.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of sealcoating Sealcoating protects and extends the asphalt’s life expectancy, which will ultimately save you money. Asphalt sealer transforms driveways or parking lots by giving them a dark-colored look that will make them look great and last a lifetime. A dark, black parking lot gives off a positive impression about how clean a house or company is.

  • Asphalt Sealer slows the rate of oxidation, water penetration, and blocks natural elements like sun and wind, rain and snow.
  • Asphalt sealing material resists harmful man-made substances like oil, fuel, antifreeze, salt, and oil.You should choose a sealer made from a coal oil tar emulsion and not soluble or soluble by oil or other gas.
  • Asphalt sealer fills tiny cracks in asphalt to reduce exposure to oxygen and water, and prolong pavement life.

Asphalt sealing: How often do you need to sealcoat Asphalt? Sealcoat asphalt immediately it turns grey. You should re-apply sealer if you have used sealer in the past. It will depend on the wear and how often the asphalt has been used. The sealer will crack if it’s applied too thickly. Before applying new sealer you should let the old one dry. Before you make any big decisions, get advice from your contractor.

 

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