When it comes to your home, having a sealcoat management plan should be a top priority. Too often, home owners look past the idea of regular sealcoating and concentrate on other home projects that they believe are more important. Of course, having a clean and vibrant siding and landscape is wonderful, however, maintaining the condition of your pavement is the most important. What most homeowners do not realize is that maintaining the asphalt costs pennies on the dollar compared to much more expensive repairs that could have been prevented. Sealing is used to protect your driveway surface against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.



When covered with a dark black sealant, pavement looks and wears like new. Parking lot sealcoating helps to project a positive image of the company, facility, or residential complex.

Slows oxidation and water penetration

Sealcoating fills surface voids, which reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the pavement.

Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters pavement. Without it, water can permeate more freely resulting in freeze/thaw expansion and contraction of the pavement.

Sealcoating resists oil and gas spills

Gasoline dripping from a topped-off fuel tank during hot weather can soften and break down unsealed asphalt pavements. Coal tars used in sealcoat are impervious to gas and oil spills.

Asphalt sealcoating is easier to clean and maintain

Sealcoats fill surface voids while coating the pavement surface. The resulting smooth and even texture makes the surface easier to maintain year-round. For example, snow is easier to remove from a smooth surface, and sweeping is far more effective on a smooth surface.

Sealcoating increases pavement flexibility

Sealcoat brings a dark black color to the pavement. The blacker it is, the more heat a pavement draws from the sun. And, the hotter it gets, the more pliable it becomes, which helps it to withstand traffic without cracking.

Asphalt sealcoating is cost effective

The price of asphalt will always be affected by crude oil prices, which fluctuate when supplies vary. Sealcoating preserves asphalt for pennies per square foot.