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Services - Sealcoating

Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of a pavement management plan. Sealcoat is typically applied in thin coats. Pavement sealing is used to protect pavement from gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.

Sealcoating benefits:

Look like new
When your pavement is covered with a dark coat of sealant, it looks and wears as if it was brand new.

Reduces oxidation and keeps water out
Sealcoating helps to fill the voids within the pavement surface. This reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays. This also helps keep oil and gas from penetrating the surface.

Sealcoating also helps to keep water out of the pavement. Water that penetrates pavement can cause damage as it expands and contracts during freezing and thawing.

Keeps out oil and gas
Gasoline spills in hot weather can weaken unsealed pavement. The coal tar within the sealcoating material protect the pavement from gas and oil.

Makes cleanup easier
Pavement that is sealcoated is a smooter surface. It is easier to plow and sweep, making year-round maintenance easier. Sealcoating also protects asphalt in areas that are frequently pressure washed and/or cleaned with detergents.

Save money
The price of asphalt fluctuates due to crude oil prices. Sealcoating helps to keep asphalt lasting for years longer than without.