When paving a backyard area, the playground at a park, your own driveway, or anything in between, there are many crucial factors that come into consideration in order to most aptly prepare the area for commercial/residential use.
One specific factor that must be considered is how to best protect the asphalt pavement from wear and tear, as well as other environmental conditions.
Sealcoating your asphalt pavement is one of the most beneficial things you can do to protect your investment. Not only does seal coating provide a barrier against water, oil, gas, and UV rays, but it also replenishes the pavement with important asphalt binders that become stripped away over time.
Sealcoating is a process in which a protective coating is applied to asphalt pavement in order to protect it from weathering, wear, and other damage.
What does sealcoating accomplish?
Sealcoating ensures the safety of a high or low traffic area by filling cracks in the originally laid foundation piece, neutralizing water and dirt buildup that has caused cracks to swell, and avoiding long term corrosive issues. If not dealt with in an adequate amount of time, these issues can be far more costly later on.
Can I sealcoat my driveway on my own?
The short answer is: yes! Seal coating can be done entirely by the property owner depending on experience. However, professional advice can make a huge difference.
If the job is done inadequately, for example, it may end up being more costly than going to seek professional advice in the first place.
How do I get started?
Take a look at your driveway and note where there are cracks, sunken portions of the foundation, or any signs of long-term deterioration. Then reach out and get more info, finding a time in your schedule when you can get your driveway back to the new look it had ten years ago.