Sealcoating, combined with proper maintenance, protects asphalt against various elements that may cause harm and works to prolong the life of your driveway in the following 4 ways.
- Protects Asphalt Against Gas and Oil Leaks: If there is no protective barrier in place, even minor leaks from your vehicle’s exhaust pipe, oil pan, or gas tank can corrode the surface of your driveway. Sealcoating works like a shield, sealing your driveway to fill in small cracks and preventing chemicals from infiltrating the underlying layers of the asphalt.
- Provides Waterproofing for Your Driveway: Driveways deteriorate rapidly due to the presence of water. When water infiltrates the crevices of an asphalt driveway, it gradually wears away the soil beneath, leading to an unstable foundation. A sealcoat protects against unfavorable weather conditions such as rainfall, snow, ice, and excessive water runoff from gutters.
- Protects Your Driveway From Damaging UV Rays: The intensity of the sun’s ultraviolet rays is highly potent and can pose significant harm to your driveway by triggering a chemical process known as oxidation. Oxidation can fade the asphalt and lead to cracks. A sealcoat provides a protective barrier, preventing your driveway from aging due to UV rays.
- Simplifies Driveway Maintenance: Sealing your driveway makes it much simpler to maintain, as it creates a smoother surface. This allows you to sweep away dirt and debris easily and wash the driveway without worrying about water seeping into any minor cracks.
Contact us as R & R Paving and Grading to discuss sealcoating services today!