Asphalt & The Steps That Need To Be Taken To Maintain Any Asphalt Surface

Sealing Before and After sealcoating

Asphalt is made up of Rock, Sand, Tar and Bitumen and starts out as a dense (thick and heavy) dark liquid. The rock and sand give asphalt the strength and flexibility required so it can be used in high traffic zones.

Over time the elements (sun, heat, u/v rays, cold, rain, ice & snow) cause the asphalt to dry out and lose it’s flexible properties (the tar and bitumen). The sun basically cooks (dries out) the liquids out of the asphalt surface leaving a fragile gray surface that is bound to crack and deteriorate very quickly, unless it is protected on the go forward.

You can observe the aging process, turning grayish in color caused by “oxidization”.

We highly recommend that you sealcoat your asphalt surface every two (2) years so that you prevent further decay and oxidation. Delaying the treatment of your asphalt surface will invariably end up costing you a lot more money down the road (thousands). It will lose it’s flexibility and will crack. Of course living in the Northeast, cracks have become a way of life with our cold, icy winters.

Why Sealcoat Driveways and Parking lots?

Frequently Asked Seal Coating Questions:

How Long Should I Stay Off My Driveway? For seal coating on good sunny days, you are required to stay off the driveway for at least 24 hours. For Hot Crack Filling and Most Asphalt Repairs, you can drive on it following completion of the job.

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