Have you Sealcoated Your Asphalt Parking Lot Yet?

A1 Asphalt, St. Louis Asphalt Companies, Sealcoating

Fall is your last chance to protect your asphalt parking lot from the impending St. Louis winter weather. While many business and commercial property owners use sealcoating as a means for freshening up the appearance of parking lots, it is also an important part of any asphalt preventative maintenance plan visite site. Seal coating is the process of applying an emulsified asphalt/rubber based seal to your parking lot to protect from the damaging effects of the elements. When winter hits, existing cracks will certainly become worse, and fluctuations in temperature and freezing water underneath the ground may cause new cracks. Asphalt sealcoating in the fall will address and minimize these problems before they start.

Sealcoating can be applied during spring, summer or fall based on the manufacturer specifications. Generally, the temperature should stay above 50 degrees during application and for 24 hours following to allow proper curing. Early fall is ideal weather, and a fresh coat of asphalt seal provides a layer of protection against rain, snow, salt, vehicle fluids, and other chemicals that can affect your parking lot during winter.

Unfortunately, sealcoating season ends when leaves begin to fall; they become embedded in the coat and can affect its performance as well. Now is the time to schedule a sealcoating for your asphalt parking lot. If you are in the St. Louis area and are preparing your commercial property for winter, we can help. Contact us to learn more about our sealcoating process as well as a range of other services we provide, including lot striping, crack filling and patching, and snow removal.