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Any time you spend funds to improve your business or building appearance, it is an investment. One key investment opportunity is to sealcoat the parking lot and roadways. Professionals recommend a parking lot be sealed at least every three years. This will not only keep your parking lot looking great, but it will also protect the pavement from moisture intrusion. 

If you are ready to have your parking lot seal coated, you will want to ensure it is successful to protect your investment. We have put together our top tips to make sure your sealcoating application will be successful.

1. Hire A Professional

This is quite possibly the most important tip to make sure your seal coat is applied properly. Many business owners want to save a few dollars by sealing their own parking lot. However, a professional knows exactly what needs to be done to leave a beautiful and effective result. 

Seal coating contractors know exactly how to mix the sealant with other materials for a smooth surface and application. They will also know what weather conditions are best for your asphalt to be sealed along with everything else when it comes to your pavement. 

A professional will also make sure the job is done right. This means they will know how to handle your pavement, make necessary repairs, and how to mix the sealant. Choosing to do this yourself might result in needing to re-do the work sooner than anticipated. This will end up costing the business owner more in the long run.

2. Plan. Plan. Plan!

Failing to plan for the parking lot to be seal coated will result in disastrous results. When preparing for your contractor to complete the work, you will want to make sure your employees, tenants, and customers are aware. Have a plan in place for alternative parking and access to your business. This will minimize any confusion the few days the contractor will be present.  

Another plan you should have in place is a financial plan. To ensure your maintenance program for any improvement to your business is taken care of, having a plan on how to pay for it should be in place before you hire someone to do the work. This will not only help prevent surprise expenses, but it can really help with budgeting.

3. Paint New Lines

Many business owners do not remember to paint new lines after the sealcoat is applied. Lines are essential to ensure pedestrian and vehicle traffic knows where to go and park. Additionally, fire lanes need to be marked and handicap spots need to be clearly defined to comply with ADA regulations. 

Nothing looks better than a fresh seal coated parking lot that has also been recently painted! When planning to have traffic off of your pavement, be sure to include an extra day when stripes will be painted.

4. Prioritize Your Pavement

Putting off the maintenance on your pavement will only further deteriorate the asphalt. The more it deteriorates, the more it will need repaired in the end. Having your asphalt inspected by a professional sealcoating contractor and prioritizing necessary maintenance will help protect it from damage. A maintenance plan should be in place will prevent significant damage to the pavement and extend its lifespan. 

If you are located in the greater Charlotte area and in need of a sealcoating professional, contact Toste Construction today. Our team will assess your pavement and provide you with a FREE estimate to keep it in top form. We are experienced with parking lots of every size and will make sure the job is done right the first time.

Toste Construction specializes in sealcoating and crack filling to ensure you and your customers have a smooth surface to drive on. We are your Mooresville asphalt and pavement maintenance company. Our services include asphalt sealcoating, striping, patching, pothole repair and crack filling for both residential and commercial projects throughout western North Carolina.