Sealcoating Extends A Pavement’s Service Life – Truth or Myth?

Sealcoating Extends A Pavement’s Service Life – Truth or Myth?

Asphalt sealcoating is a necessary part of preventive maintenance. Every three years or so, your asphalt surface needs a new seal coat to be applied. It might seem a bit excessive or especially hard on the pocket to new pavement owners who have no prior knowledge or experience of managing a pavement. However, in actuality, it is a very fruitful investment that can extend the life of your asset, which in this case is your asphalt pavement. And that, my friends, is the TRUTH!

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You must be wondering how a seal coat can protect your pavement for the next two to three years. Firstly, it is not just a single coat – two coats are applied during a seal coating project – after the first one dries, another is applied. Secondly, the blacktop sealer forms a protective layer over the pavement to seal vital oils into the asphalt mix, which slows down the surface deterioration and extends the pavement’s life. This essential preventive maintenance process protects the surface against damage from harsh weather elements like UV rays and moisture, leaving the payment rough and faded. Oxidation and sunlight dry out the asphalt mix, making the pavement brittle to the point where loose stones ravel from the asphalt surface. Rainwater can erode the cohesive strength and asphalt bindings of the pavement.

Seal coating your pavement accelerates the melting process of ice and snow and protects the surface against water penetration, both of which minimize damage from frost, rain, and snow.

Apart from extending the pavement’s life, a seal coat also elevates the appearance of your blacktop. Exposure to the elements can make your asphalt surface fade and turn to a light gray. Seal coating gives it a uniform black color that boosts the property’s curb appeal and resale value.

Furthermore, an asphalt sealer protects the asphalt surface against stains of mulch, motor oil, fuel, paint, etc. This helps maintain the pavement’s appearance, makes cleaning easier, and stops fluids from seeping in and causing deterioration.

And if you take into account the low cost of a seal coating project and compare it against all the money you will save in the long run; you will realize that it is a sound investment. Regular seal coating and maintenance reduce long-term repair costs, delays the need for resurfacing and repaving, and extends the service life of the asphalt pavement. Simply put, a well-maintained surface lasts longer than a neglected pavement that suffers regular wear and tear, which will eventually increase into more significant issues.

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