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Why Do People Succumb To Seal Coating Myths? Let’s Bust Them!

Do you realize the constant battle that takes place on your driveway? While invisible, UV rays are beaming down on your pavement. They cause oxidation and make your asphalt brittle. And the oil spills? They’re like little daggers, just waiting to cause cracks. Without protection, your driveway is a sitting duck. You need to arm it with sealcoating.

Sealcoating is your asphalt pavement’s sunscreen protecting it from elements that cause it to deteriorate. But you may have heard some myths about sealcoating; consequently, you don’t have it done on your pavement.

Let’s bust those myths!

Sealcoating is Not Durable:

Since seal coating is a “top coat,” people think it must not be durable. But the truth is seal coating extends the life of your pavement by protecting it from water, oil, and UV damage. It fills the microscopic pores and cracks, keeping out moisture that can seep into the pavement. Moisture is a leading cause of pavement deterioration.

When moisture seeps into the pavement, it freezes and expands during winter, causing the pavement to crack. But the barrier created by seal coating prevents this from happening.

Sealcoating is Too Expensive:

Many property owners believe sealcoating requires a significant investment. Sealcoating is very cost-effective. When you factor in the costs of asphalt repair and replacement, sealcoating is much less expensive in the long run.

We are sure you don’t want to cut corners when hiring a contractor. Stringent quality standards, labor, and material costs make up most of the expense. But these ensure you get a quality job that will extend the life of your pavement.

Sealcoating Follows a Strict Process:

Usually, it’s best to sealcoat every three to five years. But that doesn’t imply that the sealcoating schedules can’t be flexible. Certain factors, however, influence how well the sealcoat will adhere and how long it will last.

For example, if your parking lot experiences a high traffic volume, you might need to sealcoat more frequently (and during the less busy hours). Similarly, harsh weather conditions can also impact the sealcoating process and schedule.

Sealcoating Treats Cracks:

Sealing cannot repair cracks in asphalt. If your pavement already has cracks, they must be filled with a hot rubberized material before sealing. The sooner you address the issue, the better.

Property owners will continue to grow if they fail to fill pavement fractures within one year of their appearance. You can expect potholes, “alligatored” cracking, and pavement subbase failure.

Sealcoating is Disruptive:

Sealcoating may appear to be a complex process, but it doesn’t have to be. Many businesses avoid or delay their sealcoating requirements because they believe that sealcoating would be too inconvenient for them and their clients.

A reputable sealcoating business will work with its clients to minimize disturbances as much as possible. It is possible to complete the work in “sections” if a company cannot wholly fence off its parking lot at once. However, it is preferable to do the task entirely.


Don’t succumb to sealcoating myths if you want your business to have a parking lot that lasts for years while looking its best!

ABC Asphalt Inc. is your solution for all your asphalt needs in Loveland. We provide high-quality sealcoating services that are designed to protect your investment.

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