Many people debate about which pavement type is more economical for their driveways and parking lots. When it comes to high-end attractiveness though, there’s no denying that asphalt moves to the front of the line. Newly paved asphalt is especially beautiful as a striking strip of black that contrasts with its surroundings. However, this look only lasts a short while before the elements begin to take a toll.
Protecting Your Investment
To protect the asphalt, it’s important to keep up with routine maintenance. One of the most important is sealcoating. The good news is that you only need to do this once every three to five years. Despite not needing to do this very often, many people decide not to do it at all. If you’re wondering which camp you should fall into, here are some sealcoating benefits to consider:
- Prolongs longevity of your pavement
- Creates a barrier against oxidation, oil, chemical spills, and UV rays
- Gives an extra layer of protection from heavy rainfall and frost
- Speeds up the melting of any ice or snow that settles on the surface
- Maintains the appearance of the pavement for a longer period of time
- Reduces need for other types of maintenance and the associated costs
When It Matters Most
One of the reasons some people are able to put off sealcoating is that the asphalt does not play a big role in their business strategy. If you serve high-end clientele or want to attract them, having safe driving and parking spaces is important. Not only does it reduce maintenance on expensive vehicles, but it gives the impression of a better class of business.
There are also specific conditions that may work against your asphalt, causing it to need that extra protection. Periods of heavy rainfall, flooding, and harsh winters are good examples. Heavy trucks passing through the area can also cause asphalt damage over time, so prepare for more frequent maintenance in these situations.
Sealcoating is one of the best investments you will make in maintaining the external appearance of your commercial property. Contact NVM Paving & Concrete for information about these and other services by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today.