One of the best things you can do for your asphalt, whether it’s your driveway or a parking lot, is to have it seal coated. If you are planning to get a sealcoating, or have had one recently, you should make sure to take the right steps to make sure it can be set completely. Here are some things you should do to take care of your asphalt right after sealcoating.
The number one thing that you do not want right after a fresh sealcoat is to have anyone walk or drive over the surface of the asphalt. Touching the sealcoat layer too much while it is still fresh runs the risk of wearing it down before it has a chance to absorb fully. Even if it looks like the sealcoat has soaked into the asphalt, and the surface appears dry, it’s best to wait at least twenty-four hours. If you can, try to block off the area with some traffic cones.
Once the sealcoat is set, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the asphalt for dirt and dust accumulation. If you give the surface a quick rinse once a month, you can keep the asphalt in better condition. When sealcoating gets dirty, it tends to wear down faster because of the abrasives in the dirt.
Take Care of Stains
Likewise, it’s essential to get rid of any stains and spills on the asphalt. Sometimes, cars can start to drip oil, which can stain the asphalt. Make sure that you clean up stains as soon as possible so that the acids in the oil can erode the sealcoat.
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