Rough or crumbling asphalt isn’t just an eyesore; it’s a potential hazard for anyone who drives or walks on it. Repaving is an option for severely cracked pavement, but it’s far more convenient and cost-effective to prevent damage from happening in the first place by sealing the surface.

Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt roads can suffer a lot of abuse, whether it’s general wear and tear, harsh climate conditions, or oxidation. Applying a protective coating to a road makes it more resistant to gas and oil spills that can seep into the material and break it down. In an area that experiences cold weather, a sealcoat also prevents water from sinking into asphalt, creating cracks as it freezes and expands and then melts.

The process starts with cleaning the surface to remove excess dirt or weeds. Any accumulated patches of grease will be scraped up to ensure that the coat adheres properly, and existing cracks or damage must be repaired beforehand. The application goes quickly, and treated areas can be used normally within a couple of days.

Driveway and Parking Lot Sealcoating

Surfaces that experience less heavy traffic than busy roads and highways can still benefit from sealing. There are many advantages to treating driveways and parking lots, both at private residences and on commercial properties. Adding a protective coat to asphalt and cement can

  • Make them easier to maintain and clean
  • Give them an even, dark color that absorbs more sunlight, adding pliability
  • Improve resilience against strong detergents and pressure washers

A fresh, uniform appearance in your driveway or parking lot sends a good message to potential customers or clients. It can also add property value and curb appeal if you’re selling your home or trying to bring in renters.

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner or landlord, there are countless reasons for sealcoating the asphalt on your property. At Always Paving, Inc., our trained professionals have the skills and expertise you need to ensure the longevity of your paved surfaces. Contact us today to get started.