If you cannot prevent a problem from happening in the first place, the best way to address an issue is to resolve the problem at its earliest stage. Now, people might be inclined to think of this in terms of taking measures for better health—eating well and getting exercise—or with regards to car maintenance, but it also applies to your parking lot or driveway.
When it comes to preventative measures for any pavement on your property, sealcoating is an essential service. This is a process that can protect and enhance your asphalt pavement. We recommend an initial sealcoat one year after paving, and then a protective coating every 2-3 years afterwards will improve durability and help your driveway or parking lot to look its absolute best.
Improving durability and keeping your driveway or lot looking its best are important reasons for sealcoating the pavement on your property. Another major reason is that it extends the life of your asphalt, saving you thousands of dollars you’d otherwise have to spend on repair work. Of course, if your pavement is currently in need of professional asphalt repair, Stripe A Lot has an expert team and commitment to providing quality work.
On a more specific basis, sealcoating helps by:
- Sealing out water. When your pavement experiences water penetration, it causes damage during cycles of freezing and thawing when it expands and contracts . Small defects in the surface start to open up, which allows more water to get underneath the surface. This causes more damage, which allows even more water to enter, continuing this cycle. Eventually, larger defects combine to form cracks and create potholes. Sealcoating helps by sealing the smaller defects and putting an end to the cycle before big problems develop.
- Bonding the fine, top layer of pavement. Weather and natural “wear and tear” on the surface of your lot or driveway can loosen the top layer of asphalt. This leads to erosion that exposes additional fresh asphalt. Our sealcoating will slow down and stop the erosion of the fine particles already existing in the pavement. We also add a small amount of particles into the sealcoating to replenish the pavement’s surface.
- Preventing damage from gas and oil. We use high-quality sealant and rubberized additive to reduce the amount of damage your driveway sustains from gas and oil. This holds up much better over time than does bare asphalt. You will be pleased with the fresh appearance and your property will simply look better because of it.
- Preventing oxidation. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can dry out and harden asphalt surfaces (the same as they can do that for your skin over time). Sealcoating services to block these powerful UV rays, which would otherwise accelerate erosion and cracking.
Why Use Stripe A Lot for Your Sealcoating Needs?
Stripe A Lot is family-owned and operated, offers a full litany of asphalt services, and is the leader in our West Michigan asphalt industry. Being family-owned means we care about each and every job we perform for our customers. It also means Joe and Nick personally oversee every project. Further, even though we provide a wide range of asphalt services, you will never be sold on anything you don’t actually need.