What Is Sealcoating?
Over time, Asphalt degrades due to numerous factors, including wear & tear, overuse, harsh weather, and exposure to the sun. To avoid or prolong the need for expensive replacements after years of usage, many property owners rely on sealcoating! Sealcoating is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt-based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements, the freeze and thaw cycle, water, oils, and U.V. damage.
Sealcoating accomplishes this by slowing down the oxidation process, filling and sealing small cracks, and protecting protecting the pavement and road base from water, oils, and the elements to increase the life span of the asphalt.
When Is Sealcoating Asphalt Pavement Required?
Knowing just when to seal pavement can be challenging for many business owners. Sealcoat to often, and it will result in an unattractive flaky coating. Not often enough, and the pavement will degrade requiring repairs, or even being repaved. As a general rule, If you can see the colors of individual stones in the asphalt, you need to reapply a sealcoat to it. If you think it might be time to seal the pavement but aren’t quite sure, contact us to set up a time to evaluate your pavement and provide you with an estimate on the work needed!
How Long Does Our Sealcoat Last?
In general, sealcoating of parking lots is recommended every two years based on the aging of the asphalt. However, this number greatly depends on the conditions of the pavement, the amount of traffic it experiences on a regular basis, as well as the amount of water and oil it is exposed to. Because of the quality seal that we use on the pavement, and our meticulous cleaning and prepwork, our parking lot sealcoating typically lasts anywhere from 2 to 5 and beyond depending on it’s care.
How Much Does Sealcoating A Parking Lot Cost?
Sealcoating parking lots can vary greatly in cost, depending on the number of repairs needed beforehand, the size of the parking lot, and the number of days it takes to complete the job. Typically sealcoating costs around $0.90 to $1.25 per square yard for commercial sealing jobs (About $0.30 to $0. 42 per square foot). Our crew can spray around 7,000 to 12,000 Square yards a day, but at apartment complex where not all the pavement seal can be lain due to parked cars that cannot be moved.
Why Choose Paving Pros?
Paving Professionals uses the highest quality sealer available. Our Black Diamond XL asphalt sealer is a new, high performance alternative to liquid asphalt emulsion (AE) sealer and refined tar sealer. This sealer exceeds asphalt emulsion (AE) sealer durability, is more resistant to power steering marks, and has a richer darker finish. Furthermore, Black Diamond sealer is fuel and oil resistant! Making it the longest lasting sealer on the market. When we do any job, we believe it should be done right the first time. Let us show you why we are regarded as the best sealcoating and striping company in Raleigh!
We provide sealcoating services for miles around Raleigh. Some of the cities we serve include, but are not limited to:
Apex, Angier, Auburn, Benson, Burlington, Butner, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clinton, Creedmoore, Danville, Durham, Elm City, Fayetteville, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Henderson, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Mcgee Crossroads, Meban, Morrisville, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Red Oak, Rocky Mount, Rolesville, Sanford, Smithfield, Tarboro, Wake Forest, Willow Springs, Winston Salem, Wilson, Williams Crossroads, Wendell, Zebulon, and many more!