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.