Sealcoating is one of those maintenance items that business owners know they should complete, but typically do not know why. If your asphalt is showing signs of aging, is faded, or cracking, you can restore its youth and rich color through sealcoating. Regular maintenance keeps the asphalt in good shape and helps extend its lifespan.
Being a business owner, educating yourself on the systems and structures of your property can help you understand why maintenance is so important. It can also help justify the added expense of maintenance and see it as more of an investment for the future of the business. Toste Construction offers these sealcoating facts about sealcoating to further your knowledge and explain the benefits of sealcoating your parking lot.
Sealcoating Can Save You Money
Most business owners tend to forego maintenance items because they only see it as an expense and unnecessary. However, maintenance items are in place to help your systems run efficiently and effectively.
Your asphalt maintenance program should consist of regular sealcoating, which is a fraction of the cost of repavement. By sealcoating your pavement every 2 to 3 years, you can almost double the lifespan of your parking lot and cut back on repair costs. Sealcoating can help save you money in the long run, but will cost you a little bit right now.
A new parking lot is typically rich and dark in color, but over time, this color fades from sunshine, moisture, and the elements. While this fading does not cause damage to the asphalt, it is a sign of age and the potential for significant damage down the road. The faded color can also give a bad impression of neglect to customers and consumers of your business. By sealcoating the asphalt, you not only get additional protection from the elements, but increases the curb appeal of your business by restoring the rich, dark color.
Several things cause a threat to your parking lot including gas, oil, and water. Oil and gas leak from vehicles every day and once they start to stain pavement, it is difficult to remove. Besides the obvious stain that shows on the pavement, the chemicals can also break down and corrode the asphalt. This will cause issues and damage all the way to the foundation of the pavement. Sealcoating will add a layer of protection from these chemicals.
Similarly, water can wreak havoc on an asphalt parking lot. Once water finds its way below the surface, it can form cracks and potholes. This will further cause additional damage the longer they are left unrepaired. Sealcoating adds a layer of protection against moisture intrusion.
Extends The Asphalt’s Life Expectency
Over time, traffic, water, chemicals, UV rays, and salt cause the pavement to wear down and damage occurs. Sealcoating can help reduce the amount of damage caused by these items while also decreasing the number of significant repairs needed. A regularly scheduled sealcoating program will more than double the life of an asphalt parking lot.
Hire A Professional Sealcoating Contractor
Like many maintenance items, some business owners feel they can complete sealcoating themselves. However, it is best to hire a professional contractor for the best results. Proper preparation is essential for a successful sealcoating application. Additionally, formal application and allowing proper time to cure is necessary for the sealcoating to be done right. Hiring a professional will help make sure everything is done right and you are happy with the final products.
Toste Construction offers several years of experience in the asphalt and sealcoating industry. If you are located in the greater Charlotte area and in need of a professional sealcoating contractor, call our team today! We will assess your parking lot and offer you a FREE estimate for sealcoating application.
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.