Benefits Of Asphalt Sealcoating
Mar 30th, 2021
Asphalt goes through a life cycle, just like we do. To protect your pavement year-round, it’s crucial for professionals to perform asphalt sealcoating. Sealcoating is like sunscreen for pavement; just as sunscreen protects our skin from cancer and helps decrease aging, sealcoating shields paved roads and driveways from the elements and extends their lifespan. Every sealcoat completed by the paving contractors at Pavemax uses the highest quality and most durable materials in the market.
Our Florida paving company is backed by over 30 years of experience, and we're licensed and trained Jennite Sealing System contractors. Every Jennite sealcoat has up to three times the durability compared to others.
One of the main reasons to sealcoat your asphalt is to protect it from water damage. Florida is notorious for rain, so it’s even more critical to prevent erosion, cracking, softened pavement, or other water damage. If your pavement already has cracks in it, water seeps down underneath and can threaten the integrity of the road or your driveway. Sealcoating provides an extra layer of protection, so water can’t cause more damage.
Florida and the sun go hand in hand. Over time, the sun beating down on asphalt causes it to crack and fade, losing that deep black color associated with fresh pavement. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun break down many of the components of pavement, including the binders and aggregate. Just as sunscreen shields our skin from the sun’s rays, a sealcoat protects the asphalt from harmful UV rays.
Asphalt has a limited lifespan. It withers quicker than concrete, and it's more prone to damage both from the elements and from the cars which drive over it. Sealcoating, when properly applied by an experienced team of asphalt paving professionals, can significantly lengthen the lifespan of a paved road, driveway, or parking lot. It can also lessen the need for more frequent asphalt repairs.
Nothing beats the look of freshly laid asphalt. Right after installation is complete, you’ll notice the pavement has a deep, dark color that makes the area around it look great. Asphalt sealcoating can give you that same aesthetic appeal even if your paved road or driveway is a few years old. If you want to improve the look of your home’s driveway, your building’s parking lot, or a paved road, sealcoating can do just the trick.
Protect your pavement, and contact Pavemax today to request a free estimate or to learn more about our wide range of paving services.