Your parking lot must be tough to put up with considering all the wear and tear it faces. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of cars ride over its asphalt surface each day. These cars drip oil, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid onto its surface at an alarming rate. Humans drop soda, coffee, candy bars, and other debris onto the pavement almost hourly. Perhaps, most challenging, is the pounding the surface takes from the weather: sun, wind, rain, cold, and heat. The sun pours down harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause the surface to expand, contract, blister, and crack. The best way to counteract this is with a professional asphalt sealing.
How Asphalt Sealing Protects
Quality asphalt sealing not only safeguards your pavement from additional wear and tear from the elements, it also repairs some of the damage already caused. There are several types and levels of sealing. Each treatment improves your parking lot in several important ways:
- By delivering anti-oxidation additives that minimize raveling and sun damage
- By laying down a thicker aggregate that smooths away cracks and wrinkles
- By using polymers and residual content that delivers results in less than an hour
- By acting like a moisturizer and replacing essential surface oils
You might want to start with sealcoating, which is the most cost-effective method for improving parking lot surfaces. Other treatments may cost a bit more but provide more substantial protections and repairs. Protecting your parking lot from damaging sun rays extends the life of your pavement, makes it look more appealing and saves money.
Why Hire a Professional
An expert paving company can help you decide which is the best treatment for your situation. They can also recommend a schedule of maintenance that won’t saddle your business with unexpected large expenses. A complete repaving job can be expensive, so preventative repairs and sealing is a smart way to go.