The number one reason to sealcoat your driveway or parking lot is it saves you money over time. Sealcoating protects asphalt from a number of elements that damage and deteriorate the material that binds the mix together.
UV radiation breaks down asphalt and weakens it, so it can no longer hold the rocks and sand together, gradually damaging the top coat. The asphalt then begins to look rough and potholes emerge in low areas of the parking lot. The asphalt, oxidizing under the UV radiation, loses its flexibility and becomes brittle. It then begins to crack and break. These cracks allow water and grass to further destroy the asphalt and the base below.
Another major factor in the deterioration of asphalt is the damage caused by man-made elements such as fuel, salts, antifreeze, and oil that break down the oils and cohesive properties in the asphalt. These elements will dissolve into the asphalt causing it to soften and weaken. This can be seen in oil spots and gas spills.
The Asphalt Institute estimates the cost of an unmaintained surface asphalt parking lot over a 15 year period is $39.07 per square yard. If sealcoating is performed every three years, the cost is $23.84 per square yard. Looking at the numbers, if you had a 1000 square yard parking lot or driveway, sealcoating could save you $15,230 over 15 years.
Sealcoating gives the impression that you care about your property and keep it well maintained.
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MasterSeal – Asphalt and Blacktop Sealcoating
A mineral filled asphalt emulsion pavement sealer designed for sealcoating, protecting, and beautifying all types of asphalt and blacktop driveways, parking lots, and more. A regularly scheduled sealcoating program utilizing MasterSeal will more than double the life of your asphalt and blacktop.
4468 27th St N
Fargo, ND 58102