Your new asphalt may look durable, but it is only a matter of time before oxidation shortens its lifespan. That’s where sealcoating comes to the rescue.
What Is Oxidation?
UV rays in sunlight cause the asphalt binder to deteriorate by removing oils from the mix. A little oxidation is good in the beginning; it helps the material to set and harden. Too much of it, however, will make your asphalt brittle and fall apart more quickly.
It’s a similar process to baking a pan of brownies or cake. You need the oven’s heat to cook the batter. But if it bakes too long, your dessert will get tough and cracked. At U.S. Pave, we recommend that you seal your asphalt before it oxidizes too much.
Benefits Of Sealcoating
Sealcoating keeps your asphalt flexible which prevents damage. The longer you keep your pavement in good condition, the longer you can go without making all those annoying repairs.
Additionally, sealcoating will make your asphalt look really sharp. It’s a great pick-me-up for parking lots and helps buildings and landscaping stand out. Giving your pavement a sealcoat is recommended for every 2-3 years, but some businesses and homeowners like to do it yearly, just to give their place a facelift.
Sealcoat With U.S. Pave
Make sealcoating a regular part of your asphalt maintenance along with other services like crackfilling. While you can’t prevent oxidation entirely, you can slow it down with the help of a professional sealcoat.
Call U.S. Pave today, Ft. Lauderdale’s go-to team of paving experts. Contact us online or at (954) 210-7481 to find out more about our sealcoating and resealing services.
Posted on behalf of U.S. Pave