Protecting your asphalt surfaces with sealant is vital in ensuring the maximum operational life of your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Daily exposure to UV along with a constant barrage of oil, dirt and water all contribute to the gradual deterioration of any asphalt surface.
With good sealcoating, you can expect to get another ten years out of deteriorating asphalt.
What is Asphalt Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is a process in which asphalt blended with polymers is used to resurface your existing asphalt surface.
The key point here is that it’s not a replacement. It’s the equivalent of giving your home a fresh coat of paint. It maintains the existing structure, adding a layer of protection against the elements and surface damage.
Provided your existing asphalt isn’t too damaged, it’s a great option because it costs significantly less than asphalt replacement and it can be done in a fraction of the time.
For this option to be viable though, you’d need to get it done before your existing surface is too far gone.
What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating?
There’s two main benefits. First, it increases the life of your asphalt, typically by around ten years.
Secondly, it brings a noticeable visual improvement to asphalt. Sealcoating will restore asphalt to a smooth, clean, attractive finish.
This is a big deal if you own a commercial property or if you’re planning to sell your residential property any time soon. Curb appeal can add up to 10% to the value of your home.
Beyond that though, sealcoating can be done quickly and inexpensively. In fact it’s one of the lowest-cost and hassle-free improvements you can make to your home. It’s a far more economical option when compared to demolition and a completely new installation.
Finally, asphalt sealcoating protects your investment. A sealcoated surface is protected from UV, chemical spills and water damage.
How Soon Can I Walk or Drive on the Surface Again?
More good news! The application and drying process is surprisingly fast. For a typical area, Georgetown Paving Pros has the skills and equipment to complete the entire sealcoating process in less than an hour.
We throw a lot of labor into every job we do so that our clients aren’t sitting around waiting for the job to be completed.
Within one hour of the finished job, you can walk on a freshly asphalt sealcoated surface.
Driving takes a bit more time. It’s best to wait around 48 hours if possible. You will see some skid marks appear but those will actually disappear once the asphalt is fully cured, which takes around 72 hours.
The only thing you’ll have to be careful about is sharp vehicle turns. Avoid these for 72 hours and your surface will be good to go!
Why Georgetown Paving Pros Is Your Best Best for Asphalt Sealcoating
Some general contractors (we call them “gypsy contractors”) have no real office. They’re unlicensed, uninsured and ultimately, unaccountable. They typically go door-to-door, something a reputable contractor is never going to do.
When these contractors do turn up at your door, they’re going to have two main goals: saying whatever it takes to get your business and getting it done as quickly and cheaply as possible (and that means unskilled labor).
If you have problems down the line, it won’t be their problem because they have no reputation to worry about and they’ll have no warranty binding them.
If you’re unsure if you’re dealing with a trustworthy contractor, ask to see their license number, then verify their authenticity by contacting the Texas Registrar of Contractors for verification.
Georgetown Paving Pros are different.
We’re asphalt and concrete specialists. More importantly though, we’re a local, brick and mortar business. We care about our reputation and we have invested heavily in setting up a business where we can deliver top quality results.
Laying down asphalt is a skill. It requires specialist equipment and a ton of experience to get it right in all possible conditions. Our company has the equipment, expertise and materials to get your home or commercial area looking great.
We’ll even provide a free estimate and a detailed construction plan.