Sealcoating is perhaps the most rewarding preventive maintenance project for pavement. Sealcoating needs to be done every few years, with the first being completed three to six months after your asphalt driveway was installed. Although it may seem that this is a frequent investment (or expense) as compared to some other maintenance and repair projects, sealcoating is both imperative and highly beneficial. Have a look at some of the advantages of sealcoating listed below.
Makes cleaning easier
Sealcoating prevents staining. Also, the sealant fills minor cracks and imperfections and makes the surface smoother, allowing less dust and debris to settle, making cleaning much easier, quicker, and less frequent.
Protects against damage
The sealant forms a protective layer over your asphalt driveway that prevents staining and water infiltration. It also protects your asphalt surface against damage from long-term exposure to elements and other factors.
Reduces the need for maintenance
By reducing the need for cleaning and protecting the surface against damage, sealcoating essentially reduces the need and cost of investing in asphalt maintenance and repair projects. Furthermore, it makes it harder for ice to form on the surface, effectively making snow removal easier; and sealcoating makes it easier for water to run off your driveway, allowing for better drainage.
Restores the look
Wear and long-term exposure to the harsh sunlight can cause your asphalt driveway to lose its brand-new black finish, leaving behind a worn-out-looking light grey surface. Sealcoating can help you get that new pavement finish back by forming an intense black layer over the surface. Even after your sealcoat wears off, your pavement will showcase its original rich finish as the surface would have been well-protected against damage and wear until then.
Increases service life
Damage and wear can speed up pavement deterioration, which shortens the service life of your asphalt driveway. On the other hand, sealcoating protects the pavement against damage, allowing it to remain durable and strong, which slows down deterioration, thus extending the life of your driveway.
Boosts curb appeal and property value
A well-maintained pavement that boasts both superior functionality and aesthetic appeal can add significantly to your home’s curb appeal and can increase its property value. After all, a smooth surface free of pavement distresses that also features a brand-new look is bound to impress visitors and potential buyers.
Sealcoating allows you to save a sizable sum on asphalt repair and maintenance and prevents early pavement failure, which might have otherwise required you to spend a whole lot on repaving your driveway.
While sealcoating is necessary, investing in a sealcoating project when the old coat has not worn off is a waste of money. However, we understand that it can be challenging for homeowners to know when it is time for a sealcoat, which is why you need to get your driveways inspected by a paving expert.
PowerSurge Plus LLC is a leading paving company that offers commercial and residential clients in Bucks & Montgomery Counties, PA, premium pavement installation, maintenance, and repair solutions at cost-effective rates. Get your quote for sealcoating now before your driveway sustains any more damage.