Asphalt pavements that are not properly maintained will be exposed to harsh elements that create costly repairs.
Properly sealcoated asphalt surfaces are protected from the harmful elements of sun, oxidation, weather, water, oil and gas by protecting the asphalt surface with a highly durable pavement coating.
New asphalt has a very deep black color and over time will turn gray from the elements.
The sun, ultraviolet rays, heat, cold, rain and snow will cause the asphalt to dry out and lose the tar and bitumen that provided its flexible properties leaving a surface that will crack and deteriorate creating costly repairs and reducing the life of your pavement.
Sealcoating can be applied for a fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing an existing asphalt surface. Sealcoating is an economical way to safeguard your asphalt investment. Effective seal coating maintenance programs can significantly increase the lifespan of your asphalt parking lot or driveway avoiding costly repairs.
whY does asphalt pavement Deteriorate ?
Asphalt pavement left untreated will deteriorate rapidly. The asphalt binder that holds the pavement together begins to oxidize and weather soon after installation. Moisture penetrates the asphalt, causing damage and deterioration to the pavement. Oil, gas, and salt cause further damage to the pavement surface. All of this environmental distress is why asphalt goes from a newly laid fresh black appearance to a drab, aged, oxidized gray appearance.