Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt Sealcoating South Florida

Asphalt pavements can be installed quickly, are quite economical, and can enhance the curb appeal of any residential or commercial property. However, they need to be given a little attention to have long lives and minimal repairs. Asphalt maintenance programs are the most cost-effective way to give a pavement the care that it needs. A critical part of your pavement maintenance plan should be asphalt sealcoating.

What Is Sealcoating?

You are probably familiar with the sealcoat that manufacturers apply over the top of the paint on new vehicles. The sealcoat enhances the aesthetic appearance of the vehicle, but it also helps protect the paint from fading and minor scratches. By keeping the paint in good condition, the vehicle itself can be better protected against water damage that could lead to rust. Asphalt sealcoating provides similar functionality. It improves the appearance of the pavement, but it also helps prevent damage from vehicle fluids, UV radiation, and water penetration.

How Do You Apply Asphalt Sealcoating?

The scope of the job, the needs of the customer, and a variety of other factors will determine the precise steps in the sealcoating process. However, we typically break the job down into the following steps.

1. Ensure that any significant cracks or other pavement breaks are repaired. Applying sealcoating over cracks that are more than hairline breaks would be a waste of your money. The sealcoating would drain into the cracks without closing them, so your pavement would still be vulnerable to water penetration.

2. We set up the proper devices to control the traffic in and around the work area. This could be as simple as setting out a few traffic cones, but it could also involve the use of barricades, signs, barrels, or other devices.

3. We clean the pavement meticulously. Sealcoating will not adhere properly to a surface that is contaminated with dirt, grass clippings, gravel, or trash.

4. Because sealcoating has trouble bonding to oil and other petrochemicals, we may apply a primer to these types of stains. Some older pavements may need to have a primer applied over a larger area.

5. If the pavement abuts a sidewalk, building, fence, or other structure, we typically apply the cut-ins by hand. If necessary, our workers will use portable shields to prevent the sealant from getting on sidewalks, landscaping, or curbs.

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6. Sealcoating should always be applied in thin coats to ensure proper curing. We apply the first coat, wait for it to dry sufficiently, then apply the second coat.

7. We advise each customer on the length of time that the freshly sealed area must remain closed. This can vary; the temperature, humidity, and wind can impact the curing time of asphalt sealants. As a general rule, however, it is best to prevent vehicle traffic for at least 18 to 24 hours. Foot traffic can usually be permitted in no more than six hours or so.

How Often Should You Sealcoat My Pavement?

New asphalt pavements and overlays should have sealcoating applied as soon as the asphalt is sufficiently cured. Depending on the time of year, curing usually takes between three and nine months in South Florida. It is important to not wait more than 12 months for your initial sealcoating. After that, your sealcoating schedule will depend on various factors, including the age and overall condition of your pavement, the weight of vehicles driving over or parking on your pavement, and the volume of traffic supported by your pavement. Most Florida parking lots receiving an average volume of cars need asphalt sealcoating about every two years. However, residential driveways and light-use parking areas may not need fresh sealcoating for three or four years.

Let 3-D Paving & Sealcoating Help You Protect Your Asphalt Assets

We are a family-owned business serving clients throughout South Florida with a wide range of services, including asphalt sealcoating, parking lot striping, asphalt paving, parking lot signage, thermoplastic line striping, drainage corrections, reflective pavement markers, asphalt milling, concrete grinding, asphalt resurfacing, ADA compliance, pavement markings, bollard installation, paver bricks, and speed bumps. We also offer concrete grinding and flatwork, including the installation of concrete parking areas, concrete ramps, concrete slabs, concrete gutters and curbing, and concrete sidewalks. We are a well-respected company with an exemplary reputation that is based on the exceptional quality of our work, our remarkable customer service, and our professional integrity. If you are interested in a free quote, you can submit the online request form, call 855-735-7623, or email Info@3-DPaving.com.

Benefits of Sealcoating

There are some amazing benefits of sealcoating, and here are 5 of the best!

Protection

Offers protection from the sun and the elements, increasing the longevity and useful life of the road, sidewalk, or parking lot.

Aesthetics

Boosts the aesthetics of a particular surface, making it easy on the eyes and improving the surrounding area’s look as a result.

Low Maintenance

Prevents cracks in the pavement or driveway, which can lead to bigger problems and greater repair jobs later.

Strengthens surfaces

Strengthens surfaces by attracting and absorbing heat from the sun, making it more pliable. This increases its lifespan and makes sure the asphalt does its job correctly.

Cost Effective

Saves money because sealcoating can extend the quality and usability of a road or parking lot which delays having to repair and replace the road.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Asphalt Sealcoating needs.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Asphalt Sealcoating needs.