Sealcoating Your Parking Lot Helps Your Business

Did you know that your business can save a lot of money by sealcoating your asphalt commercial parking? This is because it will extend the lifespan of your investment by years. The parking lot is the first place the customers get to see.

If you have a worn out and cracked parking lot, will it make a good impression of your business? Of course not. This is why periodic pavement maintenance is very important as it can double the lifespan of your parking lot.

Sealcoating your parking lot will provide a smooth and clean jet black finish for your commercial parking, making your parking lot very attractive. Sealcoating will help you avoid costly types of asphalt repair services including overlays and potholes.

Gas and leaks can be very damaging to your pavement. This is where seal coating comes to your rescue as it does not allow these materials to penetrate into your pavement. A professional grade coal tar contains additives that can resist leaks. The seal coat will also help hide the stains of leaked gas and oil.

Your parking lot is usually exposed to the sun all day, especially during the sunny season. If seal coating is done properly, it will prevent oxidation and resist UV rays that come with exposure to the sun. Over time, the asphalt binder will harden and result in a brittle surface.

The brittle surface can easily crack causing water to penetrate into the pavement, hence weakening it. When the temperatures drop below freezing, the cracks will grow exponentially. This will make your parking lot prone to pot holes.

If you seal coat your parking lot, you will be able to protect the surface and fill surface voids reducing pavement’s exposure to water and oxygen and extending the pavement life by acting as a protective shell preventing water from penetrating through the asphalt.