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The Many Benefits of Sealcoating

There are many benefits to sealcoating the asphalt to your driveway or parking lot. Think of sealcoating more as a preventative maintenance for your driveway or parking lot, similar to how you paint your home to keep the weather from deteriorating the wood. Sealcoating the asphalt seals the small cracks that can turn into large cracks and prevents water from seeping down to the base material. The dark black color of newly applied sealcoat improves the appearance of new and old asphalt, making your driveway or parking lot look near brand new.

What are the Benefits?

Sealcoating can preserve the resilience of asphalt surfaces and help hide small cracks, patches and rough spots as well as making traffic lines on parking lots more visible. Sealcoat that is applied correctly makes your asphalt driveway look cleaner because rain washes dirt and debris easily away from the smooth, non-porous surface. Another benefit of sealcoating is that it helps protect the asphalt from the sun as well as the harmful effects of chemical spills such as oil and gasoline, both of which are all too common on a driveway or parking lot. Asphalt sealcoating fills surface voids, which reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the asphalt. Sealcoating costs pennies per square foot compared to the dollars needed to repair or replace damaged asphalt. The intrusion of moisture into asphalt accelerates its deterioration and is strongly related to asphalt distress.

Reduces Water Damage

Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters the asphalt. Sealcoating asphalt prevents the seepage of water and moisture from rain and snow, thus preventing damage from freeze thaw cycles which is a common reason your driveway or parking lot begins forming cracks. It also resists gas, diesel fuel, oil, salt and chemical penetration which will break down the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt.

Reach Out to Testa Paving Inc. Today!

If you are in the need of concrete services, Testa Paving Inc. is here to help! For over 35 years, Testa Paving Inc. has been a driving force within the industry and has been serving the areas of Maryland and northern Virginia. Interested in one of the services offered by Testa Paving Inc.? These Include repairs, hardscaping, paving, and seal coating. Call us today at 301-663-5861 or visit our contact page to get in touch with one of our experts.

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