Every single asphalt surface will inevitably wear down over time, which makes it vulnerable chemical, sunlight, and water damage. By applying additional coats of asphalt cement to the top layer, sealcoating will help to extend the life of an asphalt surface.
Sealcoating is a coating that protects and beautifies an existing asphalt surface. The material applied is designed to protect against water, sun, oil and gasoline spills, and weather elements that vary based on geographic location.
We are sealcoating experts in the Orlando area, and the entire Southeast, and we will help you properly asses the current state of your asphalt, and determine if sealcoating is right for you.
Asphalt pavement is primarily rock and/or stone and gravel (also known as asphalt cement), mixed with a binder. The binder is created from the distilling certain crude oils. Maintenance of this binder is critical to keep the asphalt surface from deteriorating. Sunlight (UV rays), chemicals, and rain will inevitably begin to degrade the binder and therefore the asphalt. Eventually the surface will become brittle. The best way to mitigate the effects of the elements is to maintain the asphalt by sealcoating, which has been documented to increase the life of the asphalt by 300% at 1/3 the cost of replacing it.
Applied properly, sealcoating will provide a solid layer of protection to block out the elements: water, oils, and even sunlight damage. In addition, when implemented according to manufacturers’ specifications, sealcoating will provide a more slip-resistant surface with a beautiful deep black finish. Sealcoats are typically bituminous-based products or acrylics. The actual sealcoat is in a liquid formulation of one of the above emulsions, which is mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives, and other proprietary fillers and solids. These products can be applied by squeegee, spray or brush.
• Always apply a minimum of two coats.
• Temperatures should be at least 50 degrees for at least 24 hours after the application.
• Never apply if it is going to rain within 24 hours.
• Before allowing vehicles onto the surface, the sealcoat must cure for 24 hours.