Asphalt Sealing: When to Apply It

Asphalt Sealing: When to Apply It

Since asphalt pavements need a significant financial outlay, you want to ensure proper installation and ongoing maintenance. Use a good sealcoat to save both your money and your pavement. Asphalt pavements that have been sealcoated should expect an average three to six year lifespan extension. Seal coating is the most economical way to keep asphalt intact.

Value Is Everything

The outcome of the sealcoat application will be directly impacted by the quality of the pavement sealer. The sealcoat's durability will be harmed and it won't last as long as it should if inferior, watered-down material is employed. Make sure the contractor you hire is qualified and able to attest to the use of premium sealant. Sand should be added to the sealcoat to increase its durability and give cars and pedestrians traction. For best effects, apply at least two coats, allowing at least 24 hours between coats to fully dry.

Slurry seal is a wonderful choice for asphalt that is in good condition and does not have any holes or cracks. Slurry seal is a method of preservation that gives the pavement a more attractive appearance and lasts for five to ten years, but it doesn't enhance the structural strength of the asphalt. In addition to being skid-resistant, it also provides UV protection—a need given Utah's scorching summers—and seals small cracks. It is more than just an aesthetic overlay, but it is not a concrete fix for damage.

Repairing Damaged Pavement with Sealant

To fully solve the problem, microsurfacing might be required if you have any moderate damage. In addition to filling small holes and cracks, microsurfacing also has the advantage of adding a component to the material that increases the sealing's durability above conventional seal coating or cosmetic slurry seal. Since it can be completed in just one hour, it's also a fantastic choice if you need a speedy turnaround. If you've been following our blogs, you are aware of how important it is to promptly seal cracks in order to stop water from seeping beneath the pavement and causing more serious problems. When fixing a damaged pavement, take your time. The adage "do it right, or do it twice" is applicable particularly to pavements.

Remember to Consider Outside Influences

Naturally, there are a lot of variables that affect how long an outside project will last. Pavement lifetime is determined by a number of factors, including the type of material used, volume of traffic on a daily basis, weather, and regular maintenance. It's generally a good idea to have your pavement sealed every three years. Many of the valley's pavements have suffered from this wet winter, so before spring, you might want to have a professional undertake a complete evaluation to make sure there are no problems hidden below.

Go Pave Utah is the skilled crew in Utah that is aware of all the requirements for properly sealing Utah pavements. Please contact us with any questions.




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