Sealcoating, crack filling and patching are three methods to maintain the longevity, health, and aesthetics of your parking lot. We preserve old houses by painting, caulking, and replacing old and rotted boards and help old cars run for many years by changing the oil and replacing engine parts. Asphalt surfaces are no different. They require the same attention and upkeep over time.
Sealcoating is useful as a barrier for your asphalt’s surface. Over time, sunlight hardens asphalt and breaks down the functional properties of the surface through oxidation. When asphalt oxidizes, it becomes brittle and cracks easily. Sealcoating shields the asphalt from the harmful oxidation effects of the sun. Flexible asphalt can react to temperature changes and the impacts of heavy loads by allowing the asphalt to expand and contract without breaking apart. Sealcoating also acts as a first line of defense against harmful chemicals commonly leaked by vehicles onto asphalt, such as gas, oil, and antifreeze. Any kind of petroleum product will break the asphalt down, in the same way that paint thinner breaks up oil-based paints.
Crack filling provides barrier protection by treating random cracks with rubberized hot pour crack filler. Properly preparing the crack before crack filling is of the utmost importance otherwise the rubberized crack filler will not adhere to the old asphalt.
When cracks are not random and are causing pavement failure, patching and full depth repairs might be a better alternative. While crack filling and patching is done on all types of asphalt surfaces, seal coating is not ideal for high-speed roadways because sealcoating can significantly shorten reaction times. Seal coating is ideal for:
● Residential roadways
● Parking lots
● Greenways, bicycle paths, trailways, golf cart paths
Proper maintenance can significantly increase the life of your asphalt, not to mention the aesthetic benefits of placing a new barrier membrane surface over your precious investment. Seal King uses the highest quality sealer in the industry and does not cut corners when it comes to protecting your asphalt. We can repair any asphalt damage that we find and then apply the sealant carefully so that it offers a consistent and thorough coating. We follow a 10-step process to make sure that each job is done correctly, the first time. If you have questions or concerns about our service, we always stand behind our work and will make it right. That is the Seal King Promise. Other companies cut corners and as a result the sealcoating process is not applied correctly and will not protect the asphalt like it should.
Seal King has many locations all over Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin and each staff will complete the work to the same high standard. For more information about preventing asphalt damage and protecting your asphalt surfaces, reach out to one of our stores!