It makes sense now, more than ever, to protect your pavement from the elements that will destroy it over time.
Signs You Need Sealcoating
Asphalt is fading from black to gray Small cracks are showing Surface sand is wearing off revealing the rock below Sandy deposits are collecting in the corners of your lot
Stops Weather Damage
Sealcoating prevents the damaging effects of oxidation and water penetration.
The sun's ultraviolet rays harden and dry out the asphalt pavement surface. This accelerates raveling and erosion and can reduce asphalt thickness in just a few years. Sealcoating helps prevent this.
Sealcoating restores original black color to asphalt and greatly enhances the overall appearance of property. The smooth even surface of sealed pavement makes sweeping, snow removal, and maintenance easier and less costly.
Resists Gas, Oil, and Salt
Sealcoating resists the highly damaging effects of gas and oil seepage and all other road chemicals including alkalies and winter salt. Sealcoat is used to extend the service life and reduce maintenance costs of asphalt pavements. It protects pavement from the destructive effects of water, sunlight, oxidation, fuels, and oils. In addition, seal coat provides a distinctive, new looking surface that is skid resistant, long lasting and easy to clean. This is not a permanent maintenance process. Sealcoats are capable of preventing and correcting a variety of maintenance problems, such as small cracks, ravelling, and flushing.
Seal coats can seal existing pavements against the penetration of air and/or water, thus reducing pavement oxidation, and can enrich a dry and/or ravelled surface. Seal coat can also provide or improve skid resistant qualities of a pavement surface as well as arrest fatigue block deterioration. We know there are a lot of choices out there, but no other company offers the quality, value and great prices that we do and nobody comes close to our level of personal service we provide every customer, large or small
To avoid total failure of pavement surfaces it is recommended to crack seal your asphalt. The reason that it is so vital is because it prevents the number one destroyer of asphalt: Water. Water can seep into splits, cracks, and paving joints and cause them to freeze in the winter which pushes apart the crack. Not only does this causes the original crack to worsen, but also causes stress cracking (spider cracking) in the asphalt surrounding the original crack leading to a chain reaction and accelerating pavement failure.
In Minnesota winters, de-icing chemicals (salt) can quickly cause asphalt to crumble. Even during the summer, water can still deteriorate your asphalt. Not only is constant moisture in the cracks bad for the asphalt, but also getting washed into the cracks are oil, antifreeze, gasoline, etc. All of these dissolve the essential bonding agents that hold the asphalt together. The final reason that water getting into the cracks ends up being a big issue is that when enough water gets into the base-stone, it causes it to soften and the asphalt to sink.
There are several reasons why routering a crack is effective:
Crack Fill (good for small cracks, driveways, and non-moving cracks)
- The "Crack Fill" method can be used on any asphalt surface and is often sufficient for small cracks.
- In this method, the cracks are cleaned and filled with sealer which adheres to the inner walls of the crack as well as the surface to lock out water.
Crack Sealing (recommended way to treat any moving or high traffic area cracks)
- The "Rout and seal" method is the premier crack sealing method.
- Crack routing is perfect for medium to large cracks and also as a preventative measure against small cracks starting along moving joints such as paving seams to stop further separation.
We take your desired area and requirements to optimize the best layout possible. This will include all lines, markings and curb painting Re-Strip / Refresh Paint all existing lines and markings per current lay out of area