There are several benefits to applying sealcoat to your asphalt surfaces on a regular basis. Due to UV rays and sunlight, asphalt paving will be prone to natural deterioration. So first, sealcoating will provide it with a protective layer that slows down this oxidation and helps preserve it. The key, of course, is to sealcoat before the oxidation advances and its effects can no longer be reversed. Secondly, sealcoating will help restore the look of your asphalt pavement, showing a well-cared for and shiny lot.
We use only premium sealers. The SealMaster is a mineral-filled asphalt emulsion pavement sealer designed for the job.
The Process and Timeline
The process and timelines will largely depend on the surface area we are working with. We can typically work a 30,000 square foot area within a day or two. Sealcoating has several stages:
- Cleaning. We begin by marking and blocking off the area and thoroughly cleaning it. Cleaning the pavement is an important step, as it removes debris, dust, and dirt that might prevent the sealant to do its job correctly. We perform this thorough cleaning with a variety of tools including power brooms, blowers, and power washers.
- Filling Cracks. Once the pavement has been properly cleaned, we can start the sealcoating process. We carefully examine the entire surface area and fill in any cracks with special crack fillers and repair any other holes, damage, or issues.
- Sealing. Then, we apply a coat of commercial grade sealer. We only use the best, high-quality sealcoating option around, SealMaster. We also have a sealcoat tank that allows for even coating. Once this is done, we are ready to repaint and open back up to traffic. Usually, the drying process will take about 24 to 48 hours.
We want each step to be completed thoroughly for optimal final results. We first send a crew to clean and prep, then another to do the sealcoating and detailing, then a final crew to do the striping. Each one of our teams is highly trained and specialized and is there to ensure a job well done.
How Long Does Sealcoat Last?
It depends on the age and condition of the asphalt. If you wait long enough to where several years have passed and oxidation has advanced, sealcoating might not last as long or have the same effect. Ideally, sealcoating should be done at about two years after any asphalt has been repaved. If this initial care is taken, a sealcoat can then be done every four years or so.
Put Those Cracks to Rest! Contact the Sealcoating Experts Today
Rick’s Paving and Sealing specializes in sealcoating for commercial pavement and asphalt. Call us at 915-204-4378 or stop by our office located on 11450 James Watt Ste B2 El Paso, Texas 79936.