What Purpose Does Sealcoating Serve?

Seal Coating CompanyPeople often think of sealcoating as providing an asphalt black appearance, or that it’s a quick solution to fixing damaged pavement. Sealcoating can’t fix any structural damage that pavement may have, though its application can help good pavement remain smooth and sound. Sealcoating gives asphalt that nice black color, appearing to be new asphalt, and can help your business or home look outstanding.

Weather, Traffic and Exposure to The Sun

Asphalt is bound to wear and tear as a result of vehicle traffic and also the exposure to weather and season change. A combination of heat, abrasion and water penetration oftentimes cause asphalt to break down and become crack, which in return can eventually cause potholes and larger scale problems. Cracks and potholes in asphalt can then cause damage to tires, and can also lead to accidents. When it rains or snow, it can even be more dangerous and puts drivers more at risk to veer off course. Without repairs and maintenance the surface area can continue to decline and larger problems can occur, and possibly make your asphalt difficult to repair, and instead needing to be replaced. It is important to protect asphalt against these damaging factors, or repair any existing damage to the asphalt through seal coating to avoid costs not just due to the reconstruction of the road, but also due to accidents.

What is sealcoating?

A seal coat is a liquid mixture of emulsified asphalt, mineral fillers, water and other substances, which is directly applied onto the asphalt using a broom, mechanical spray or rubber squeegee.It helps protect asphalt by acting as a protective layer, helping to prevent oxidation and erosion. In repairs, it helps replace the asphalt particles or fragments, and also minimize the surface area exposed to the elements. Since asphalt is a petroleum-based product, other petroleum products may react with the surface. This includes vehicle oil and gasoline. The sealcoat may act as a temporary barrier against those materials. In total, seal coating increases asphalt durability.

Why Choose Seal King?

At Seal Kings we provide professional sealcoating services for clients in the Winona, MN area, and the surrounding suburbs. With over 25 years of experience, we have successfully provided sealcoat for a variety of properties and are happy to provide you with quality service. Sealcoating will protect your asphalt from the elements and keep it looking its best. Give us a call today at (651) 210-1745 to request a free quote!