Sealcoating is an essential factor in extending the life of asphalt. Sealcoating provides a barrier to keep water out and prevent the sun for oxidizing the asphalt. Sealcoat will save you significant dollars over the life of your pavement. Sealcoat needs to be reapplied every 3 to 7 years depending on traffic. However sealcoat is cents per foot compared to repaving which is dollars per foot.
One of the most important factors for life of sealcoat is the preparation of the asphalt. Sealcoat applied to clean asphalt will last twice, three times as long as sealcoat compared to sealcoat applied to dirty, mossy pavement. Therefore we highly recommend dry sweeping and pressure washing prior to sealcoat. We want our customers to get the most out of their investment. Even if that means we sealcoat less often, we want to ensure our customers are making the best decisions for themselves.
Sealcoat has an additional benefit outside of preserving your investment. Curb appeal is important whether it is a commercial business or a residential house. Sealcoat makes pavement look new and have a dark black look. This significantly brings up the appeal of a property.