Seal coating involves applying a high polymer coating to asphalt pavement in order to protect it from water, oil and gas spills, salt stains, and other damaging elements.
This sealant also protects your pavement from cracks and potholes that would damage the asphalt underneath, which in turn could lead to costly repairs.
Studies show that a seal coated asphalt pavement is 90% less likely to crack than an unsealed surface.
Therefore, seal coating your asphalt every 2 – 3 years (minimum of 6 months after installation) is necessary to keep the pavement in top condition and prevent it from premature deterioration.
At Denver Asphalt . we use the most durable sealer available on the market.
Our Polymer-Modified Refined Tar is specifically formulated for commercial parking lots and high volume traffic areas.
We mix 4 lbs. of silica sand per gallon of sealer on all projects to ensure a skid resistant surface along with increased durability. The application rate varies from project to project and is unique to every parking lot depending on the volume of daily traffic.
We recommend two coats of sealer on most surfaces and sometimes a third coat in the high traffic areas for best results.
Seal coating makes asphalt last longer … Period! As soon as asphalt is paved, it begins to deteriorate. Chemicals such as gasoline and oil destroy the binder and UV light, water, and oxygen dry it out. This leads to fading, cracking, and loss of aggregate. Sealcoating locks the asphalt binder in and seals the destructive elements out.
Left unsealed, oil and gasoline will soften and deteriorate the exposed asphalt binder. Seal coating provides a protective barrier that resists attack from oil and gasoline.
The intrusion of moisture into asphalt pavement accelerates deterioration. Sealing asphalt prevents the seepage of moisture from snow and rain, thus preventing damage from freeze-thaw cycles.
Properly maintained asphalt pavement is tough and durable, resisting wear many years longer than unsealed surfaces. This reduces repair costs to the property owners and triples the life of their pavement.
Denver Asphalt is committed to exceeding industry standards when it comes to maintaining our customers asphalt.
We strongly believe that educating our clients on the best seal coating practices will help them choose the right contractor, extend their pavement life, and save thousands of dollars in unnecessary major asphalt repairs.