When your asphalt driveway is looking run down, or you would like to protect new repairs, then seal coating is a great option. Sealcoating is a simple and effective method for improving and protecting asphalt pavement. There are many benefits that come with seal coating your asphalt driveway. Here is some helpful information about seal coating.
What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating gets its name because of its quality in covering and sealing over asphalt. The material is oil-based, silica sand and polymer compound that is applied as a liquid to the surface of the asphalt. Sealcoating is used both as a protective layer and to preserve, in a similar way that stain and paint are used on wood. Not only does seal coat fill in small and large cracks, but it gives the entire area a smooth appearance. When a seal coat is freshly applied, it will look dark black and somewhat shiny.
One of the main purposes of seal coating is to protect the surface of the asphalt. Sealcoating blocks out water damage, which is water that could seep into the cracks of your asphalt and freeze and expand. Additionally, seal coating blocks exposure to damaging UV rays from sunlight and oxidation. It’s frustratingly common to have messes and spills on a driveway, like gas and oil leaks from cars. When you have a seal coat applied, you also won’t have to worry about oil or chemical spills, or heavy salting, damaging your driveway. Your driveway will look cleaner because debris and dirt will wash easily away with the rain.
Sealcoating itself looks great and if you have seen it on commercial parking lots it helps make the traffic lines stand out. Because of its many benefits, seal coating is already a great investment for the long-term quality of your driveway. It costs just a few cents per square foot and will save you a lot of money in avoiding expensive repairs later on.
Contact M&D Paving Today!
Are you ready to start your next paving project? If you want professionals you can trust for high-quality concrete or asphalt paving, look no further than M&D Paving, Inc. We are a third-generation, family-owned and operated asphalt paving company serving the Maryland area. With over 35 years of experience, we are a licensed, bonded, and insured MHIC member. Contact us online or give us a call at (443)-820-3057 to get a free estimate today.