In order to protect your driveway, regular sealcoating is necessary. Sealcoating is the process of applying a liquid sealant to your pavement surface to slow oxidation from the sun and prevent water penetration while improving the appearance of your driveway or parking lot. The crews at M & M Paving are trained to use the latest industry standard procedures, working in a timely manner with an unmatched dedication to workmanship.
Asphalt Sealing Tips & Benefits
The process of sealcoating asphalt driveways includes applying a liquid mixture over an existing driveway to seal the surface while filling any small cracks or voids in the pavement. Sealcoating also protects your driveway from the elements. If your asphalt driveway is left unsealed, wind, sunlight and water can cause the asphalt to harden and oxidize, which can make it more brittle and can lead to cracking. This can lead to serious damage to your driveway if it is not sealed periodically.
How does sealcoating work?
Sealcoating is done with various types of seal coating material, but regardless of the mixture, all methods of sealcoating work through a process of cleaning and patching the pavement’s surface. The entire surface is coated with a liquid sealer that creates a barrier that is impenetrable.
Benefits of Sealcoating
There are numerous benefits that sealcoating has to offer for asphalt paving, including:
- It creates a uniform coat over the pavement that makes it aesthetically pleasing.
- It extends the life of a driveway by preventing the asphalt from crumbling and hardening.
- It seals unwanted elements and products from the driveway, including chemicals, salts and moisture.
- It is a cost-effective way to repair or surface existing pavement.
- It extends the life of your driveway.
It is recommended that you have your driveway sealcoated one year after your pavement has been initially placed to enable proper wear and cure. After that, driveways should be sealcoated a minimum of every two to three years.
Seal your driveway with M&M
Is your driveway showing signs of wear, including cracks or crumbling? Or has it been a couple years since you have had it sealcoated? If you are ready to talk more about sealcoating for your driveway, reach out to our professionals by filling out our contact form or giving us a call today!