About Asphalt Seal Coating
WHY SHOULD I SEAL COAT?
Seal coating prevents oxidation
Asphalt pavement begins to deteriorate almost as soon as it is placed. As the pavement is exposed to oxygen, the asphalt binder (tar) hardens. This hardening results in a brittle surface that eventually cracks. Cracks in the pavement enable oxygen and rainwater to penetrate the pavement, often into the sub base, weakening it and reducing the pavement’s strength. Seal coating protects the surface and fills surface voids, reducing pavement’s exposure to oxygen and water and extending pavement life.
SEAL COATING RESISTS ULTRAVIOLET RAYS
By breaking down the links between the carbon bonds in the asphalt, ultraviolet rays cause the pavement to deteriorate and crumble. Regularly applied seal coat helps to prevent ultraviolet rays from penetrating the pavement.
Asphalt is a cost-effective pavement solution and offers years of service when maintained properly. Over time, the binder in asphalt begins to degrade and your asphalt surfaces may begin to crack, chip, or erode. A sealcoat can help protect your surfaces from damage and prolong the service life of your asphalt surface. Not all sealcoating options are the same. We can help you select the best sealcoating technique for your surface to give you the most durable surface possible and keep your asphalt surfaces looking and working great.
Asphalt Sealing, or sealcoating, is simply the process of laying a thin protective layer over asphalt-based pavement to give it a protective layer of protection against the elements: oil, water, and U.V. The positive effects of asphalt sealing have long been debated. Some claim that asphalt sealing increases the lifespan of the pavement, but again, there’s no evidence that backs up those claims. In fact, asphalt sealing can actually damage the pavement by creating cracks. The excessive water and oil that can be soaked into the asphalt also weaken its structural integrity. And, the chemical fumes emitted during asphalt sealing can also be harmful to humans.
With all of that in mind, it’s not surprising that a lot of business owners, when they set out to perform asphalt sealing, opt to go the non-per square foot route. For one thing, the costs are much lower, often no more than a few cents per square foot. And, the benefits of lower cost and improved performance are well-known. After all, if you want to save money, you want to reduce your operation costs, right?
Contact us with your sealcoating needs and let us help you select the most effective and affordable solution for your traffic needs. We have equipment and experience with all types of sealcoat application and our knowledgeable tradesmen keep up with changing technologies and techniques. Contact our services today to request an estimate on your sealcoating project and let us get to work for you.
How do you stop the sun and water from causing the early demise of your asphalt? It’s simple, really. To ward off these harmful effects, it’s critical to protect your blacktop through periodic asphalt sealcoating. Once your pavement is installed, it’s only a matter of time until weathering and oxidation start to take a toll.
The good news is driveway sealing and parking lot sealcoating can fortify your asphalt surfaces, allowing them to stay stronger and last longer. When it’s time for blacktop sealing at your Oklahoma City‐area property, Arrow Asphalt LLC is the team to trust. We specialize in commercial and residential asphalt sealcoating as well as asphalt crack sealing. Don’t leave your asphalt surfaces at risk. Call our parking lot and driveway sealers today!
While some sealcoating companies recommend treating your pavement every other year, we suggest sealcoating asphalt three years after it’s first installed, and then three to five years after that. When done properly, this schedule of asphalt seal coating should be adequate for preserving the stability and strength of your blacktop surfaces. At Arrow Asphalt LLC, our driveway sealers work carefully to clean, coat, and cure your pavement for thorough coverage and long‐term durability in Oklahoma. This helps to:
- Prevent premature sun damage
- Defend against cracking, fading, and deterioration
- Weatherproof the surface for longer life
- Avoid seepage and moisture damage
- Cut costs by making your asphalt last
Given that each driveway or parking lot is different from place to place, we’ll start by examining the condition of your pavement and determining the best course of action for your blacktop sealing. Arrow Asphalt LLC uses only quality materials for your parking lot or driveway paving and, sealcoating, and we stand behind both those materials and our labor with a one‐year warranty. You can rest assured that we know what we’re doing when it comes to the proper way to apply asphalt seal coating and shield your blacktop surfaces. In the end, you’ll save money and hassle by extending the life of your existing asphalt. That’s particularly true for businesses with large expanses in need of parking lot seal coating.
ASPHALT SEALCOATING SAVES YOU MONEY
Without a doubt, water, UV rays, and harmful substances such as gasoline and oil are your asphalt’s worst enemies. But with occasional professional asphalt sealcoating, you can fight back against the premature deterioration of your driveway or parking lot.
Why not get ahead of the damage by scheduling asphalt sealcoating and asphalt crack sealing service from the seasoned pavers at Arrow Asphalt LLC? We’re bonded, and insured for your peace of mind, and we’re ready to handle this messy job along with any necessary Asphalt repairs you might need in Oklahoma.
About Piedmont, OK
Piedmont was inhabited in early historic times by Celtic-Ligurian tribes such as the Taurini and the Salassi. They were later subdued by the Romans (c. 220 BC), who founded several colonies there including Augusta Taurinorum (Turin) and Eporedia (Ivrea). After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the region was successively invaded by the Burgundians, the Ostrogoths (5th century), East Romans, Lombards (6th century), and Franks (773).
In the 9th–10th centuries there were further incursions by the Magyars, Saracens and Muslim Moors. At the time Piedmont, as part of the Kingdom of Italy within the Holy Roman Empire, was subdivided into several marches and counties.
In 1046, Otto of Savoy added Piedmont to the County of Savoy, with a capital at Chambéry (now in France). Other areas remained independent, such as the powerful comuni (municipalities) of Asti and Alessandria and the marquisates of Saluzzo and Montferrat. The County of Savoy became the Duchy of Savoy in 1416, and Duke Emanuele Filiberto moved the seat to Turin in 1563. In 1720, the Duke of Savoy became King of Sardinia, founding what evolved into the Kingdom of Sardinia and increasing Turin's importance as a European capital.
The Republic of Alba was created in 1796 as a French client republic in Piedmont. A new client republic, the Piedmontese Republic, existed between 1798 and 1799 before it was reoccupied by Austrian and Russian troops. In June 1800 a third client republic, the Subalpine Republic, was established in Piedmont. It fell under full French control in 1801 and it was annexed by France in September 1802. In the Congress of Vienna, the Kingdom of Sardinia was restored and furthermore received the Republic of Genoa to strengthen it as a barrier against France.
Piedmont was a springboard for Italian unification in 1859–1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against the Austrian Empire in 1820–1821 and 1848–1849. This process is sometimes referred to as Piedmontisation. However, the efforts were later countered by the efforts of rural farmers.
The House of Savoy became Kings of Italy, and Turin briefly became the capital of Italy. However, when the Italian capital was moved to Florence, and then to Rome, the administrative and institutional importance of Piedmont was reduced. The only recognition of Piedmont's historical role was that the crown prince of Italy was known as the Prince of Piedmont. After Italian unification, Piedmont was one of the most important regions in the first Italian industrialization.
Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where the Po rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders with France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Switzerland (Ticino and Valais) and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small part with Emilia Romagna. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%).
Piedmont is the second largest of Italy's 20 regions, after Sicily. It is broadly coincident with the upper part of the drainage basin of the river Po, which rises from the slopes of Monviso in the west of the region and is Italy's largest river. The Po drains the semicircle formed by the Alps and Apennines, which surround the region on three sides.
The countryside is very diverse: from the rugged peaks of the massifs of Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso to the damp rice paddies of Vercelli and Novara, from the gentle hillsides of the Langhe, Roero and Montferrat to the plains. 7.6% of the entire territory is considered protected area. There are 56 different national or regional parks; one of the most famous is the Gran Paradiso National Park, between Piedmont and the Aosta Valley.
Piedmont has a typically temperate climate, which on the Alps becomes progressively temperate-cold and colder as it climbs to altitude. In areas located at low altitudes, winters are relatively cold but not very rainy and often sunny, with the possibility of snowfall, sometimes abundant. Snowfall, on the other hand, is less frequent and occasional in the northeast areas. Summers are hot with local possibilities of strong thunderstorms.
Other towns of Piedmont with more than 20,000 inhabitants sorted by population :
The population density in Piedmont is lower than the national average. In 2008 it was equal to 174 inhabitants per km, compared to a national figure of about 200. The Metropolitan City of Turin has 335 inhabitants per km2, whereas Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the least densely populated province, with 72 inhabitants per km.
The population of Piedmont followed a downward trend throughout the 1980s, a result of the natural negative balance (of some 3 to 4% per year), while the migratory balance since 1986 has again become positive because of immigration. The population remained stable in the 1990s.
The Turin metro area grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s due to an increase of immigrants from southern Italy and Veneto and today it has a population of approximately two million. As of 2008, the Italian national institute of statistics (ISTAT) estimated that 310,543 foreign-born immigrants live in Piedmont, equal to 7.0% of the total regional population. Most immigrants come from Eastern Europe (mostly from Romania, Albania, and Ukraine) with smaller communities of African immigrants.