Asphalt Sealing Is A Money Saver

A1 Asphalt Pros, St. Louis Asphalt Company, Asphalt Sealing

Asphalt sealing is essential for the long-term health of parking lots and roadways. Like all artificial materials, asphalt is vulnerable to wear-and-tear from environmental factors. Applying protective sealant can help prolong its usable life, saving your organization the hassles and expense of costly repairs.

Here are two of the most common ways asphalt breaks down over time:

  1. From exposure to sunlight. Asphalt is a combination of rock, sand, and adhesive. The sun’s rays break down the glue that holds the product together, causing loose patches that spread through the material over time. Some of the warning signs this process has begun include: brown or grey spots in the asphalt, potholes, loose gravel, and cracks. These problems will only become worse if ignored.
  2. From interaction with contaminants like salt, gasoline, diesel fuel, and industrial chemicals. Petroleum products are especially harmful to unsealed asphalt. They work their way into the material, softening it and making it break down, often in a remarkably short period of time.

The single most effective way to guard asphalt surfaces from these problems is by applying sealants. We use an Asphalt Emulsion Sealer which is more environmentally friendly than other sealants such as coal tar sealer. But applying these sealants is no job for amateurs. The task requires professional equipment and training to avoid disastrous mistakes. If you’re in need of asphalt sealing or related services, then we have the experience and know-how to do the job right the first time. Please contact us today to find out more.