One of the most important pavement maintenance services you can get to extend the life of your asphalt parking lot is sealcoating. This simple, cost effective service can both revitalize worn pavement and protect pavement against ongoing wear and tear.
H&H Paving Guide to Parking Lot Sealcoating
What is Asphalt Sealcoating?
Asphalt sealants are made up of asphalt cement, polymers, additives, and fine aggregates, and they’re applied in a thin coat to the whole parking lot. Though thinner than asphalt overlay or slurry sealing, sealcoating provides a physical layer of protection against water, sunlight, oxygen, and the physical wear of vehicle tires.
Reasons for Parking Lot Sealcoating
- Restore a dry, brittle asphalt surface
- Correct minor surface imperfections and seal together deteriorating pavement
- Protect against pavement wear and the elements
- Create a smooth, even surface for line striping or pavement painting
- Seal in asphalt repairs like crack filling or patches
- Extend the life of pavement by 10 or more years
- Give your parking lot a facelift with the dark look of freshly poured asphalt
How often should you sealcoat your parking lot?
Parking lot sealcoating can be a great service to get right after asphalt installation to lock in the chemicals that make asphalt durable and waterproof, but asphalt paving experts also recommend applying a new sealcoat once every year for high traffic areas and once very two to three years for lower traffic pavement like driveways and walkways.
How is an asphalt sealcoat applied?
Experienced paving contractors can apply sealants in various ways, including specialized spraying equipment or by hand with squeegees. Asphalt sealcoating is generally applied hot, and should only be applied during dry weather so it can cure properly.
How long does parking lot sealcoating take?
The process of applying a sealcoat depends on the square footage of the parking lot, but most sealants take between 24 and 36 hours to dry. A parking lot can be sealed in stages to allow for traffic flow.
Call H&H Paving for Quality Parking Lot Sealcoating Services
In Alabama communities such as Gadsden AL, Fort Payne AL, Boaz AL, Scottsboro AL, and Guntersville AL, H&H Paving LLC has become the trusted asphalt paving company for pavement maintenance services like asphalt sealcoating. We’ll work closely with business owners and property managers to craft the best pavement management plan with the most efficient and cost-effective parking lot paving services.
Contact H&H Paving LLC for all your parking lot maintenance needs, including top tier asphalt sealcoating services!