Four Benefits of Sealcoating

If you’re a construction company or business, you probably don’t realize the importance of asphalt pavement for your business. Asphalt or concrete pavement — whether they’re used for your parking lot, or comprise the roads leading to your businesses’ parking lot — are vital for channeling business and customers towards your location. If you’re a construction company, it’s equally important to present your client with a well-built, smooth asphalt or concrete surface that won’t crack or wear under weather conditions. You want to earn repeated business, right?

When these surfaces wear, the professionals at Walsh Sealcoating and Paving offer a valuable service that will restore and protect your asphalt pavement: sealcoating. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss four benefits to asphalt repairs and sealcoating your asphalt pavement or concrete driveway.

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First, What Is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating is a process used to protect asphalt pavement from wear and tear. It is a cost-effective way to maintain the integrity of the pavement and keep it looking its best for years to come. It works by applying a thin layer of fluid to the asphalt or concrete surface. This liquid layer eventually dries into a hard, flat layer that sits above the asphalt or concrete. This layer prevents UV damage, damage from vehicles, and damage from the elements. And it looks fantastic, too, imparting a unique, even “healthy”-looking luster to any cemented pavement or asphalt surface.

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Protection from the Elements

The first benefit of sealcoating is that it provides a layer of protection from the elements. Rain, snow, sun, and ice can all cause wear and tear on asphalt pavement over time. Sealcoating helps to protect the surface of the pavement from the harsh elements so that it stays looking its best for longer. Sealcoating can last years, keeping your asphalt or concrete surfaces stronger, for longer!

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Cost Savings

The truth is, any concrete or asphalt surface will eventually wear, regardless of whether or not it’s cemented pavement leading to your driveway, or the parking lot outside of your business.

Sealcoating can save you money in the long run. By sealcoating your pavement, you can reduce the need for costly repairs in the future. This is because sealcoating is a much cheaper option than having to repair the asphalt pavement in the event of damage, which will require constant work and maintenance from concrete or asphalt crews. Walsh Sealcoating and Paving services are more about preventing damaging wear before it happens, rather than filling in already present cracks and potholes. But if you need cracks filled, we’ve got you covered with that too.

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Improved Appearance

The third benefit of sealcoating is that it can improve the overall appearance of the pavement. Sealcoating helps to bring out the natural color of the asphalt and can even help to cover up any imperfections in the pavement. This helps to make the pavement look brand new again, adding to the overall aesthetic of the area.

Sealcoating can also help cover up any oil stains on your driveway or asphalt surface. If we identify any oil stains, we’ll treat them with a special primer so that they don’t show up in the final results. After we finish treating oil stains, we use a large commercial brush to smooth and seal the surface for longevity, meaning oil stains get covered up, resulting in a more uniform appearance.

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The fourth and final benefit of sealcoating is that it increases the lifespan of the pavement. By providing a layer of protection, the pavement is better able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. This helps to extend the life of the pavement so that it can last for many years to come. And if you need work done on your business or concrete surface, just ask some of our happy customers what they think of our services, and how often they need repeat work from us.

Sealcoating is a great way to protect and maintain asphalt pavement. These four benefits of sealcoating show why it is such an important part of pavement maintenance. By protecting your driveway from the elements, saving money, improving its appearance, and increasing its longevity, sealcoating can help keep your pavement looking its best for years to come. Get in touch with Walsh Sealcoating and Paving today to learn more about how we can improve the longevity of your business or home’s concrete and asphalt surfaces.

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