Asphalt Sealcoating Services
Sealcoating is a vital aspect of maintaining your asphalt and ensuring it not only looks good but protects it from the elements to avoid premature cracking etc. To preserve the surface and seal it, the sealcoating process involves spraying a thick, tar-like substance over the asphalt. Once it’s on, it serves as a protective layer, helping to safeguard against water, oil and sun damage.
Not sealcoating is rather a false economy as over time the surface will degrade due to environmental factors. By having a pro-active approach and sealcoating not only will the asphalt look good, but it will save you money in the medium and long term.
We offer a free no-obligation quote, simply call us at (941) 932-2593 and one of our engineers will be in touch very soon.
Asphalt areas such as car parking lots that are faded, grey or patchy gives the impression that whoever is managing it shows little interest in providing the customer with an initial positive impact. In contrast, a dark black sealant provides color uniformity over the area and simply lifts the aesthetic appeal to look like new, providing an initial positive impact that the owners cares about.
Reducing Water Penetration
When water comes in contact with unsealed asphalt and is allowed to form puddles it can penetrate into the asphalt and breakdown the chemicals in the asphalt potentially weakening areas leading to cracks or divots. Over time divots in weakened asphalt areas can lead to potholes.
Asphalt UV Protection
Sealcoating the surface provides a sunscreen shield stopping UV rays from prematurely aging the asphalt and minimizes oxidation. If the asphalt does not have this protection it will turn grey in color and then oxidation of the tar will weaken and break down. Tar holds the asphalt aggregate together and so once weakened will cause crumbling.
Sealcoating Prevents Vehicle Fluid Damage
Unsealed asphalt is exposed to the possibility of pre-mature breakdown from vehicle fluid drips/spillages; (gasoline, oil, transmission fluids etc.) and also looks very unsightly.
For example, when engine oil sits for any length of time on unsealed asphalt it will penetrate and start to break the asphalt down, leaving it more susceptible to cracking and crumbling. This in turn leaves the surface more susceptible to other threats such as water penetration thus compounding and exacerbating the problem. When we sealcoat the asphalt, the coal tars used in the sealcoat are impervious to gas and oil spillage.
Improved Surface Flexibility
Sealcoating is black in color which does not reflect the rays from the sun and absorbs the heat. The heat from the sun is actually a benefit as it makes the driving surface more pliable and thus helps it to withstand the rigors of being driven upon without cracking. By sealcoating the asphalt you benefit from the sun while still protecting the layer below from its harmful UV rays.
The Importance of Regular Asphalt Sealcoating
Regularly sealing your asphalt — usually every two to three years — can help extend the life of the pavement. Because the asphalt is protected, you’ll spend less money on repairs over the years. While factors ranging from sunlight exposure to water can impact its life span, a consistent maintenance program many times will more than double the life of the asphalt.
Contact Us Today for a Quote
Here at Toritom Services, our family-owned business specializes in asphalt maintenance and repair. We understand what it takes to keep your asphalt looking and functioning as it should — all at an affordable price. No matter your needs, we’ll complete your asphalt sealcoating project within a reasonable amount of time. With our professional, prompt services and one-year warranty, you can trust that we’ll do what it takes to ensure you are completely satisfied with the results.
Have any questions or want to get started? Reach out at (941) 932-2593 or fill out our contact form to receive a quote on our asphalt sealcoating services.