You may have noticed that the surface to your asphalt has started to turn gray over time. The surface material of your parking lot or driveway is actually bituminous concrete and asphalt is the oil which acts as a binding agent in the paved surface. Over time, the rays from the sun bake off this oil, which causes the pavement to take on a gray appearance. In order to maintain the integrity and appearance of your asphalt, experts such as Xsealer recommend regular asphalt sealcoating.
Why Your Sealcoating is Fading
In addition to the powerful UV rays that break down asphalt, water penetration is another cause of fading because it has the power to erode the substructure of the parking lot or driveway. Since both of these surfaces are high-traffic areas, you will need to sealcoat them freqeuently in order to maintain your investment.
Signs It’s Time to Sealcoat Your Asphalt
You may have noticed that your asphalt is beginning to form potholes or that the surface has become rutted. Some people have even likened the surface of their old asphalt to an alligator’s skin. If this sounds familiar, it is time to repair and sealcoat your asphalt. Repairs may include pothole repairs and crack filling before adding a new layer of sealcoating.
The Benefits of Sealcoating
Sealcoating prolongs the life of your asphalt and protects it from vehicle fluids. It provides protection from natural elements such as snow, because it accelerates the melting process so that ice and frost do not take their toll on your paved surfaces. Sealcoating also provides your driveway or parking lot with a fresh look after it has been worn down by rain, snow, and the tires of vehicles.
Looking for Asphalt Sealcoating Services? Trust the Experts at XSealer Asphalt Maintenance
Regardless of whether you want to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of a tar-and-chip driveway or the long-term service guaranteed by asphalt, XSealer Asphalt Maintenance can help choose and install the right option.
We have over 10 years of experience with sealcoating and asphalt construction. When you need residential or commercial paving in Baltimore County, we can help. We are experts with stone grading, asphalt patching, asphalt resurfacing, and new asphalt paving installation. Contact us today for a free estimate!