Sealcoating is a protective coating applied to asphalt surfaces to protect them from weather, wear, and tear. It is made up of a mixture of asphalt, water, and a variety of additives and is applied in two coats.
The first coat seals the surface and the second coat adds an extra layer of protection. Sealcoating helps to maintain the life of asphalt surfaces, preventing water, salt, and other elements from degrading the surface.
As we do with every installation or repair project, we follow a rigorous step-by-step process at American Paving NC:
Clean and Prepare the Surface
Sweep away any debris from the surface and use a blower to remove dirt and dust. Repair any cracks or holes in the surface.
Prepare the Sealer
Mix the sealer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and pour it into a pressure sprayer.
Apply the Sealer
Start at one end of the area and apply the sealer in a thin, even layer. Use a squeegee or brush to spread it evenly.
Allow to Dry
Allow the sealer to dry completely before applying a second coat.
Reapply the Sealer
Apply a second coat of sealer in the same manner as the first.
Allow to Cure
Allow the sealer to cure completely before using the area.
The Crucial Role of Sealcoating for Your Asphalt Surfaces
Sealcoating isn’t just a luxury – it’s a necessity to safeguard your asphalt surfaces. Over time, exposure to harsh elements like UV rays, rain, and chemicals can lead to deterioration, cracks, and color fading. Our expert sealcoating services act as a protective shield, sealing out these threats while enhancing your pavement’s appearance. By preventing moisture penetration and oxidation, sealcoating extends the life of your asphalt, ensuring long-lasting beauty and resilience for years to come.
If you are ready to prevent water, salt, and other elements from degrading your surfaces, we would be delighted to provide a free sealcoating estimate for your home.