Parking lot sealcoating is one of the best pavement maintenance services commercial property owners can get. It protects the top asphalt layer, preventing water, oxygen, and UV rays from penetrating the surface of the pavement and extending the life of the parking lot for years. But to get the most protection, it needs to be performed by experienced paving contractors.
Statewide Parking Lot Service, Seattle WA’s Sealcoating Experts
In the greater Seattle WA area and into Oregon, Statewide Parking Lot Service Inc is the trusted pavement maintenance company with the latest paving equipment and the highest quality sealants to protect local parking lots from the area’s heavy rains and weather.
All About Parking Lot Sealcoating Services
What is a Parking Lot Seal Coating?
Asphalt seal coat is a mixture of emulsified asphalt, water, mineral fillers, and various other additives for UV resistance and flexibility. It is applied via special spraying equipment or by squeegee. Seal coat is designed for off-highway use where there are low traffic speeds and tight turning radiuses such as parking lots, mobile home parks, schools, shoulders, etc. Seal coats are different from slurry seals, which use a much coarser aggregate filler and are designed for use on high-speed areas with straight rolling traffic.
How Does Seal Coating Restore Pavement?
In addition to preventing oxidation and water penetration, seal coating replaces fine particles lost from the asphalt surface, seals the small cracks that can turn into large cracks, and prevents water from seeping down to the base material.
Benefits of Parking Lot Sealcoating
- Beautifies the pavement by providing a smooth, black, and even surface ideal for painting lines and sweeping.
- Protects against surface wear, water penetration, oxidation, UV rays, and chemical spills.
- Provides an attractive black surface that is ideal for painting lines and other parking symbols.
- Leaves a smooth, clean surface ideal for sweeping, which lowers cleaning costs.
- Costs pennies per square foot compared to the dollars needed to repair or replace damaged asphalt.
When Should Sealcoating Be Performed?
First, seal coating should be done as soon as possible when the asphalt is new. As a preventative maintenance service, seal coating should also be applied every 3-5 years; this depends on the climate and amount of traffic.
Don’t wait! To protect your parking lot with a sealcoating, contact Statewide Parking Lot Service Inc today!