Asphalt is a popular covering for residential, commercial, and municipal properties, and this is in large part due to its versatility, cost efficiency, and smooth appearance. But because asphalt is a porous, composite material, it is prone to erosion and weathering if it is not appropriately sealed and protected. The best way to protect and extend the lifespan of asphalt is with the professional application of asphalt sealant performed by an asphalt sealing company, like ours.
There are many reasons to include asphalt sealant in your routine asphalt maintenance plan:
- Sealcoating seals small cracks and prevents damaged caused by water seepage. Cracks can form over time as a result of fluctuating temperatures. This is especially the case in areas such as St. Louis where there is an annual, freeze and thaw cycle.
- Sealcoating rejuvenates the appearance of the asphalt by smoothing out imperfections and providing a clean, attractive black surface. Sealant costs significantly less than replacing asphalt but provides a “like new” appearance.
- Sealant protects against fuel, oil, and salt – all substances that break down the composition of asphalt and can cause significant damage.
- Asphalt is constantly being exposed to harmful UV rays and extreme temperatures that can cause the asphalt to break down and erode. Coating asphalt creates a protective barrier from these elements. This significantly extends the lifespan of the asphalt project planning tools.
Asphalt sealant is a great preventative maintenance approach that will keep your asphalt protected and looking great. If you would like to learn more about sealcoating or are interested in an estimate, contact us. Or better yet, give us a call! We strive to deliver excellent service in and around the St. Louis area!