A Closer Look at Sealcoating
Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of a pavement management plan. A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, or additives.
Sealcoating should be considered for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it protects and prolongs the life expectancy of your parking lot. It accomplishes this by sealing over the liquid asphalt cement that holds together the aggregate and small fines within the pavement. The sealant prevents the surface from becoming porous and separating along seams and end cracks. Sealcoating also enhances the aesthetic appeal of a parking lot. Over time, the surface of asphalt pavement oxidizes and becomes gray or faded in appearance. Sealcoating provides a vibrant black finish that nicely contrasts with striping, clearly distinguishing pavement markings.
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