As another Minnesota winter approaches, now is the time to make sure that the exterior of your home or business is protected against the elements. Once the snow begins to fall and the temperatures stay below freezing for days, it can be much harder to do that preventative work around your property. Seal King is working hard right now to help homeowners and business owners just like you repair and protect your asphalt surfaces like driveways, garage aprons, sidewalks and parking lots. These areas receive foot and vehicle traffic 12 months a year. But the fact is that the winter months are even harder on these surfaces.
Now is the perfect time to have the asphalt around your property repaired. In addition to our well known residential and commercial sealcoating services, Seal King can also complete asphalt repair services for your parking lot, driveway or garage apron. When your asphalt begins to deteriorate, you will notice discoloration, small cracks (that will grow) and even potholes. This damage is caused by moisture and dirt getting underneath the asphalt over time
Even the most durable materials can be affected by the Minnesota freezing winter temperatures. The asphalt in a driveway is no exception to this and is most likely to sustain damage during the long winter months. Considering that the absolute minimum temperature that sealcoating can be applied is 50oF, there are some things you can do to prepare your driveway for the season ahead of time. The professionals at Seal King want to help ensure that your driveway is ready for the Minnesota winter season and maintains its structural integrity as long as possible.
A sealant is typically used to provide a barrier of protection for a wide variety of materials. It is often used in construction projects to seal or block between building materials. A sealant is often used when it is important to prevent moisture from being transferred between surfaces and/or small openings. Similarly, a sealant can be used to protect asphalt and prevent water and dirt from getting underneath your driveway or sidewalk and causing cracks, holes or other damage. When moisture gets underneath asphalt it can decrease the strength and durability of the surface.
As we make our final plans for the summer, we start to look ahead to the fall which brings school for the kids, a more regular family routine and, of course, changes in temperatures. These changes to the weather mean that we will need to put extra blankets on our beds, turn on the heat inside our homes, wear jackets in the fall and eventually winter coats, hats and gloves. The asphalt on our property
Do you take pride in your home? Your property? Your vehicle? We all work very hard to keep your home looking its best so that you can enjoy it when you are there and enjoy having friends and family stop by. Your driveway is often the very first thing that you see when you approach your home and over time, it can begin to look old, worn and even damaged. Seal King offers professional
You might be surprised to learn that it is not necessarily the harsh cold temperatures that can negatively impact your asphalt surface. It is the freeze-thaw cycle that happens continuously all winter long. When ice and snow begin to melt, it creates pooling water on asphalt surfaces, which can compromise the integrity of the surface. Expanding water in small potholes and cracks can increase pressure, creating cracks and can cause further damage to your asphalt
As a business or property owner/manager, you always want to make sure that your premises are safe for your employees and your customers. Are you proactively taking steps in reducing parking lot accidents during winter? If the answer is “I’m planning to,” then this is for you.
It always pays to take a proactive approach when it comes to eliminating or even reducing parking lot accidents during winter. You have two choices when it comes to asphalt repair: you either hire a contractor to do the job or do it yourself. Hiring a contractor is a hassle-free way of repairing your pavement asset and reducing parking lot accidents during winter.
Faded or non-existent parking lot signs can make it hard for your customers to navigate the premises and can be the cause of accidents
You may not think much about the asphalt in front of your home or business. It becomes a part of the landscape and is very easy to overlook, until there is a problem. The truth is, asphalt takes quite a beating over time from the intense rays of the sun and the moisture from rain, snow and ice. Asphalt is exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. You may not even know who to call when you notice a problem with your asphalt
We are almost to that point of the year when the weather changes and we spend much more time indoors than outdoors. In fact, because of low temperatures and snow and ice accumulation, the outside becomes much less desirable and even looks different than it does in the spring, summer and fall. We may not even think much about the outside of our homes and businesses during the winter months, thinking that we will have to wait on any outside project. Well, this is not the case…especially when it comes to your driveway or sidewalks. The winter months that bring snow, ice, freezing rain and cold temperatures can also do significant damage to your driveway and sidewalks.