Freshen Up Your Lot
When you have an asphalt parking lot, it can take a beating from the weather, UV rays, traffic, and liquids. It’s important that you keep up with maintenance if you want your lot to look nice and function properly at all times.
If you’re looking to prevent certain issues such as cracks and potholes, you may want to apply a sealcoat. This is a thin layer of liquid that you add to your paved surface to protect it from weather and other damaging items. The following are four things you should know about sealcoating.
Sealcoating Will Extend the Life of Your Pavement
Just as sunscreen protects your skin from the sun, sealcoating protects your pavement from the sun, rain, snow, heat, water, and other elements. With proper protection, the life of your pavement will be extended, which saves you both time and money in the long run.
Sealcoating Is a Great Way to Give Your Pavement a New Look
If your asphalt is old and faded, you don’t have to replace the entire lot to obtain a fresh look. Sealcoating makes your lot go from that faded, worn-out appearance to a deep, new black again. Whether you’re updating the entire property or just keeping up on the lot, this is truly beneficial.
Sealcoating Can’t Be Completed in Just Any Weather
It’s best to have your asphalt sealcoated on the morning of a warmer day. It’s recommended the asphalt and air are 55 degrees minimum, and that they remain at that temperature for eight hours after the sealcoat has been applied.
Sealcoating Requires a Clean Surface
Your sealcoat isn’t glue that will hold potholes and cracks together, and it won’t clean up the space for you. It’s important you clean the area, making it free of loose dirt and debris before the professionals take over to seal it. You should also have cracks and potholes repaired before it is sealed.
When your property is looking old and worn out, sealcoating can have it looking new again. Contact NVM Paving & Concrete today by calling 703-423-0471 or sending us an email to speak about sealcoating.