The hot California sun can dry out your asphalt parking lot, causing cracks and other types of pavement damage, but what can commercial property owners do? One of the best services to revitalize and protect your asphalt pavement is sealcoating.
Asphalt Professionals Inc is Simi Valley CA’s trusted paving company, and we have high quality sealcoating services to save your pavement. Let’s learn how.
What is asphalt sealcoating?
A sealant for asphalt pavement is made up partly of asphalt binders like tar, liquid plastic additives, as well as small aggregates like sand. The liquid products adhere to the pavement surface and replenish oils in dry pavement, while the aggregates provide traction. Asphalt seal-coatings are thinner than liquid asphalt, and are applied by either spraying or spreading by hand.
How can you tell your parking lot needs sealcoating?
If your parking lot has gone from dark black to a light gray, then it has lost important oils and dried out; this is the perfect time for a sealcoating. Newly installed parking lots can also be sealcoated to protect against wear, but they have to be fully cured and settled. A sealcoat should also be applied before line striping to create a dark black surface and help traffic paint adhere.
How often should you sealcoat your parking lot?
This depends on how much traffic your asphalt parking lot gets. For high traffic areas in business parks or apartment complexes, yearly sealcoating will keep the pavement looking good. However, lower traffic pavement areas like residential driveways only need sealcoating once every two or three years. A sealcoat is also a great finishing service for after minor repairs like crack filling.
Contact Simi Valley CA’s parking lot sealcoating experts, Asphalt Professionals Inc, for a free pavement inspection today.