What is Seal Coating?

Seal Coating

Seal coating asphalt is an essential step in maintaining it, and now is the time of year when the sealcoating season is in full swing. But do you know what it is or why it’s so crucial? Not to worry, we have all the info you need.

Why Seal Coat?

For preventative care, sealcoating is pivotal in extending the life of asphalt pavement. It protects the surface of the asphalt from damaging components like moisture and oxidation, which can damage asphalt and require repairs.

Without a seal coating, asphalt has no barrier from oil, weather, salt, ultraviolet rays, and more. All of those and more can cause problems like cracks and potholes.

Seal coating also improves the look of asphalt, covering it with a black sealant that makes it look new. For businesses, this is an added aesthetic value that can boost your visibility and credibility with customers.

When asphalt has sealcoating, it has a better chance of withstanding all the elements and traffic for longer. It’s shinier and more appealing to look at, sure, but it’s the strengthening and longevity that make it shine.

When to Seal Coat

Because of the way seal coating is applied and because it requires time to dry, the drier summer months are ideal for this kind of work. This is also a good time because it gives you and your paving company a chance to assess any damage that may have occurred over the previous winter, and it sets you up for protection over the remainder of the year and through the next winter.

Now that you know why you should seal coat, it’s time to contact a trusted paving company to talk about next steps and plan for this year’s seal coating. For best results, choose Pavement Specialties of Idaho. Contact us today to find out more!

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