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Six Benefits Of Applying Parking Lot Sealer

March 23, 2023

3 min

The first thing that catches your customers’ attention at your property is the parking lot. It means the parking lot has to bear the burden of establishing a good first impression. 

The parking lot’s surface deteriorates over time due to environmental elements such as sunlight, rain, and other factors, including motor oil, chemicals, etc. One of the best ways to maintain a fresh appearance is regular maintenance and periodic application of sealcoating. parking lot sealer should be applied one year after pavement installation to allow for proper curing and then every 3-5 years afterward.

The following are some of the primary benefits of applying parking lot sealer (sealcoating).

1. Sealcoating Protects from Harmful Chemicals

An asphalt parking lot surface is exposed to various harmful chemicals such as motor oil, gasoline, and other pollutants.  Since asphalt binder is petroleum-based, the petroleum-based elements like gasoline easily bind with it and start softening the surface, accelerating asphalt deterioration.

Sealcoating creates a waterproof barrier, which prevents these elements from seeping into the surface and reaching the sub-base. It also protects the surface from harmful UV rays.

2. Parking Lot Surface Becomes Resistant to Cracking

When the asphalt binder reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere, the resulting oxidation causes the pavement to become fragile and easier to crack. The dark-colored asphalt emulsion sealer absorbs the harmful UV rays and heat from sunlight and creates resistance against oxidation. Thus, this prevents the surface from becoming brittle and prone to cracking.  If the parking lot surface is not protected by sealcoating, excessive cracking may appear and lead to expensive repair work.

3. Sealcoating Makes Parking Lots Easier to Clean

An asphalt parking lot surface is not very smooth, and as it deteriorates over time, it becomes difficult to clean.  When sealcoating is applied, the surface becomes smooth and easier to clean. This enhances the appearance of not only the parking lot but the whole property. 

4. The Aesthetic Appeal of the Parking Lot is Enhanced

As a business owner, you want everything about your property to look appealing. The parking lot is the first thing your customers see, so it must look nice.  Over time, the color of asphalt paving fades, and it starts looking shabby. Once the sealant is applied, the surface regains its deep black color and starts looking new. 

5. Prevents Deterioration from Water and Moisture Damage

When asphalt pavement ages, hairline cracks start appearing, which is the first sign of a breach in the surface. Such cracks allow water, snow, sleet, frost, etc., to seep beneath the surface and weaken it. Sealcoating fills the hairline cracks and slows down the damage.

6. Helps the Surface Regain Traction

As asphalt pavement deteriorates, it loses traction. When sealcoating is applied using a sealer (mix design recommended by manufacturers) that contains sand or other such elements (aggregates), it prevents the asphalt surface from losing the grip and maintains its traction.

While most parking lot sealcoating companies compete on price, there aren’t many like  Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc, who pride themselves on providing exceptional customer experience. We try to establish lifetime relationships with our clients. If you live in or around Cornelius, NC, and wish to have your parking lot sealcoated, Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc. can provide you with the best parking lot sealcoating and pavement marking services. 

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