An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In the case of asphalt maintenance, a gallon of prevention (sealcoat) is worth a ton of cure (asphalt). LITERALLY. Sealcoat provides two essential benefits — surface preservation and aesthetic improvement. For the first 5 – 10 years of a surface’s useable life, all that is required of a properly constructed asphalt section is replenishing the oxidized surface of the asphalt. When asphalt is exposed to sunlight and water, the oil component starts to break down. If left un-sealed, there is nothing to bond the aggregate together and the pavement slowly starts to separate. In fact, a newly constructed pavement surface can completely separate and fall apart from the top down in 10 – 15 years if left unsealed. Sealcoating every 4-7 years prevents this erosion and breakdown while providing a smooth, black surface that is visually appealing. Many of our customers take a proactive approach to maintenance by sealcoating more often than they need to for surface preservation because of the substantial aesthetic improvement it provides. We can design a plan and proposal that fits your needs and objectives based on what’s most important to you.