Sealcoating: Pros and Cons

Sealcoating: Pros and Cons

As a commercial property owner, it is important the you maintain the property in a fully functional way. Just as the heat and air must perform properly, so must the parking lot. A crumbling and pothole laden parking lot is not going to help you keep long-term tenants. While patching and crack filling might get you through one more season, the eventuality of a resurface is real. When that time comes, the commercial paving contractor you choose should offer the option of sealcoating to protect the asphalt paved surface from the weather and traffic wear.

Most commercial paving contractors will leave the decision up to the property manager or owner although most will highly recommend sealcoat. The advantages are obvious. By sealing the paved surface, it becomes far more resistant to day-to-day traffic wear, damaging weather conditions and UV rays and, in addition, sealcoat improves the aesthetic look of the lot itself. An asphalt emulsion, sealcoat is a black liquid consisting of asphalt, water and a slight amount of an emulsifying agent, offering a smooth and protective surface for your asphalt pavement, in addition to returning the surface to a sleek black.

While sealcoat is an additional option offered by commercial paving contractors to extend the life of your asphalt paved surfaces, the sole downside is additional cost. The investment of just a little more maintenance budget today can save you a great deal more of that budget long term. An application of sealcoat by a professional commercial paving contractor can extend the life of your parking lot and save a great deal of money in the long run. When resurfacing your commercial property’s paved surfaces, it is wise to go the full gambit and have your commercial paving contractor seal the deal with an application of protective sealcoat.

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