Sealcoating And Protecting Asphalt From Excess Water

Sealcoating And Protecting Asphalt From Excess WaterNow that springtime is upon us, we face the inevitable April showers and the start of the rainy season. This means that asphalt driveways and parking lots will be drowned in a good bit of water over the coming months. Without a good sealant, this water could seep further down into the underlying foundation of the asphalt and create more cracks and/or potholes. Help to protect your asphalt investment by getting the surface seal coated. This sealant will provide excellent protection of the underlying asphalt from the excess water.

Protect Against Water Penetration By Sealcoating

Sealcoating is a great way to protect your pavement from water penetration. The process adds a thin liquid layer over the paved surface and protects it from damage caused by the sun, rain and other fluids that may leak from vehicles. It can prevent cracks and extend the life of your pavement. Besides keeping out damaging elements, properly applying a sealcoat on a regular basis keeps the paved surface looking new and attractive.

Keep Water From Underlying Structures By Filling Cracks

It is important to maintain the integrity of the asphalt surface by preventing water from seeping into the underlying structures that support the asphalt. If water gets under the sub-base, it can compromise the structural integrity of the pavement.

Reroute The Water With Stormwater Management

Effective water management requires thought about how much water might stay on a surface, how much runs off how quickly, where it naturally goes, and where it could be directed or stored. Collectively, these considerations are called storm water management. Asphalt can be designed such that it allows water to penetrate through the various layers, mimicking the natural layers of earth that hold and clean water before allowing it to move into waterways. In fact, full-depth absorbent asphalt pavements are so effective at stormwater management, they’re encouraged by the EPA as a best practice for green infrastructure.

Monitor Asphalt Surface And Perform Seasonal Maintenance

Watch the asphalt surface for signs of cracking, potholes, divots, pooling water, and other imperfections. Standing water in a driveway or parking lot could mean that surface depressions exist, which indicate a settling substrate, and is even more indicative of a problem with the integrity of the underlying materials. If you notice any issues, perform the minor maintenance required to remedy the issue before larger issues arise.

In Minnesota and surrounding areas, contact Seal King Professional Sealcoating for all your asphalt needs! From sealcoating to asphalt overlay and maintenance repairs, Seal King has you covered! Go to to find a location near you or contact us online today for consultation and a free estimate.