5 Asphalt Sealcoating Dos and Don’ts

5 Asphalt Sealcoating Dos and Don’ts

5 Asphalt Sealcoating Dos and Don’ts

Sealcoating maintenance is one of the best ways to invest in the longevity of asphalt pavement. Sealing services protect your pavement from hazardous elements and extend its life. Most people are aware of the need to sealcoat their paved surfaces every couple of years for optimal protection but are not always aware of the simple steps they can take to extend the life of their sealcoating investment. Our experts on sealcoating in Clements, CA, present the following ways you can extend the life of your asphalt sealcoating:

When you have an asphalt surface that has been protected with sealcoating maintenance:

Don’t allow heavy vehicles

Blacktop and asphalt sealcoating mixtures are created based on the weight of vehicles expected to travel on the surface they are installed on. For example, small business and residential grade sealcoating installations can be easily damaged by industrial equipment and lorries. Keeping these vehicles, and any other equipment with treads, like bobcats, away from your asphalt will help your sealcoating protection last longer than it would otherwise. If you must use them, keep them parked on the street.

Do vary where you park

Parking in precisely the same spot every day can compress your sealcoating in that area. If you have a vehicle that stays parked for an extended period, move it around a few feet weekly. This will protect your asphalt and the vehicle’s engine over time.

Don’t store narrow or pointed objects on it

Objects like motorcycle kickstands left in one place on your pavement for too long can sink into the protective coating. The area where it has sunk in compresses and weakens your sealcoating, making it more vulnerable to cracks and potholes. In addition, avoid any sharp or pointy objects coming into contact with your sealcoated asphalt when temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, even high heels. Finally, protecting your sealcoating from indentions and damages will extend its protection further.

Do wash it regularly

Washing your asphalt is the most straightforward maintenance measure you can do. All it takes is a few minutes of water hose spray to keep your sealcoated surface clean and allow debris to flow away. It is essential to prevent the build-up of debris and fluid leaks on your sealcoated surfaces to protect them from exposure damages. You do not want to drive over a stick and allow it to dig into your sealcoating and make it vulnerable to damages.

Don’t drive near the edge

Your sealcoating is weakest around asphalt edges which are not designed for angled pressure. Therefore, keep your vehicles safely away from your asphalt's edge.

These are just a handful of ways to extend the protection of your sealcoating maintenance. Call us today for more information on sealcoating in Clements, CA. We have the experience and expertise to handle all of your asphalt paving needs. Our focus on satisfaction and excellent customer service allows us to exceed your expectations with every service we provide. Our family-owned and operated blacktop company has been in business for over 45 years, placing us at the top of the asphalt paving industry.

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