As a St. Louis MO business owner, you know that keeping your property looking pristine is one of the best ways to build confidence in your company. But how much attention do you pay to your parking lot? Believe it or not, a damaged parking lot can cost you customers, increase your risk of liability suits, and makes your entire property look run down. Making asphalt sealing part of your normal asphalt repair and maintenance routine can help keep it looking great. Here are a few surprising benefits of getting your asphalt sealed.

Sealing Asphalt Saves You Money

Asphalt sealing creates an added layer of protection between the asphalt and the elements. Without the sealant in place, the asphalt gets 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays. Over time, it will become sun damaged, warped, and faded. The sealant acts like sunscreen for your pavement, protecting it from damage. This means you’ll have to spend less on repairs over the life of your pavement.

Asphalt Sealing Can Improve the Strength of the Pavement

Asphalt is strong, but when it heats up, it can get damaged by heavy weights sitting on top of it for hours at a time. Asphalt doesn’t bend easily under strain—instead, it cracks when left to its own devices. Sealing it helps keep the pavement from cracking as quickly, making your parking lot more durable even when it’s full on a hot summer day.

Sealing Protects Against Spills

You and your employees may go to the trouble to maintain your vehicles, but that doesn’t mean that every person visiting your business does. And automotive fluids like oil, gasoline, and coolants can be incredibly caustic. When they soak into the pavement, they weaken the structural integrity of the asphalt, causing cracks and increasing your risk of potholes. When you seal the asphalt, those substances will take much longer to reach your pavement, giving you time to clean the lot or let the rain wash away the gunk.

Schedule an Appointment Now

The best way to keep your parking lot in great shape is to work with an experienced asphalt repair company. Contact us today and schedule an inspection with our dedicated team.

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