Is Parking Lot Sealcoating Worthwhile?
Your outdoors need as much care and protection as your indoors do. Take your pavement for instance — it’s a huge part of what defines the curb appeal of your property, isn’t it? But it is also made of asphalt, a substance that damages rather easily with continual exposure. If you want to keep it in its best shape, parking lot sealcoating might just be the answer.
Simply put, sealcoating is the application of a protective layer to a pavement. This layer, known as the sealcoat, is added by spreading a slurry emulsion all over the surface to form a 1.5-2 inch slab. It’s worth highlighting a sealcoat will work on any asphalt surface — our service extends to both commercial and residential properties. On that note, look at the reasons why you should consider it:
Moisture proofing: Acting as a waterproofing agent, a sealcoat keeps water from getting to the underlying surface. This in turn prevents the damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles (the culprit behind those nasty cracks). The coat also shields against the harmful effects of gasoline and chemical spills.
Longevity: Moisture proofing aside, sealcoating will minimize the rate at which the sun beats down your pavement. Not to say that it’ll block out UV rays; to the contrary, the blacker surface attracts more heat from the sun compared to bare asphalt. Even so, the hotter pavement will be more pliable, and therefore capable of handling traffic without cracking up.
Value for money: Sealcoating will pay for itself in other ways besides minimizing repairs. For one, it will provide a slip-resistant surface for safer traffic. And because the sealcoat is virtually devoid of bumps, cleaning will take less effort. Not to forget the curb appeal factor; the coat will give your pavement a fresh lease of life.
Does your driveway or parking lot look like it’s seen better days? No need to worry; even the most dreary pavement surface can be restored in just a few hours. And with more than 20 years in the greater Seattle area, AC Paving Northwest Inc is more than qualified to get the job done.
You see, we take pride in bringing the best combination of manpower and equipment to every project. We’ll also tailor the service to your needs, particularly if your pavement needs prior fixing. So don’t hesitate to give us a call — we look forward to making you part of our list of satisfied clients.