Three Frequently Spread Myths Pertaining To Sealcoating Services


Sealcoating is a technique that is done to asphalt surfaces, such as asphalt driveways, asphalt walkways, and asphalt parking lots. Asphalt is a porous material, and sealcoating helps to fill in those pores so that your asphalt surface does not absorb liquids. It is recommended that your asphalt surface be sealcoated, but unfortunately, there are many myths pertaining to sealcoating. These myths may prevent you from getting your surface sealed or making mistakes when it comes to sealing the surface. Here are a few common myths pertaining to sealcoating, along with the answers.

Myth 1: Sealcoat Only Needs to Be Applied Once

One of the biggest misconceptions pertaining to sealcoating services is that sealcoating only needs to be applied one time. The truth is that sealcoating actually starts to wear out as it is exposed to outdoor elements, including weather extremes, sunlight and water. Asphalt surfaces need to be re-sealcoated when the existing layer starts to wear out. The frequency in which a surface may need to be re-sealcoated varies based on the weather conditions where you live and the amount of traffic on the surface. 

Myth 2: You Can Complete Your Own Sealcoating

Another common myth pertaining to sealcoating is that you can complete your own sealcoating. While there are products you can purchase to sealcoat your own asphalt surface, these products are not as efficient or as long-lasting as the products professional sealcoating services utilize. As such, you should always leave this process to the professionals for the best results. 

Myth 3: Sealcoating Fills in Cracks and Chips

The final myth about sealcoating is that it can be used to repair or fill in cracks and chips. Sealcoating helps to minimize the cracks or chips your surface will get, but it can not repair these items once they are present. You will need to hire asphalt repair professionals to repair your asphalt surface prior to hiring sealcoating services. All asphalt repairs should be fully cured before you allow a professional to sealcoat an existing asphalt surface. 

Asphalt should be sealcoated professionally after the service is installed. Sealcoating services should then be utilized after repairs have been made to the asphalt or when the sealcoat is wearing out. The easiest way to tell if your sealcoating needs to be reapplied is to pour water on the asphalt surface. If the water beads up and sits on the surface, your sealcoating is still working. If the asphalt starts to absorb the water, your asphalt could benefit from a professional sealcoating service reapplying sealant to your asphalt surface. 


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Laying The Pavement: Blog Edition

Paving contractors spend all day laying the pavement. We figured that the least we could do was write about it! In other words, we plan on laying the pavement of information. Yes, that sounds a little cheesy, but sometimes it's okay to sound cheesy when talking about something as serious as pavement. We caught your attention, didn't we? Now that we've caught your attention, allow us to share a little more about this blog. It will feature articles about paving and pavement contractors, and we plan on providing a lot of different information and perspectives as we go. You're welcome to join us!