A well-planned, and well-managed parking lot increases the value of your commercial establishment. It is also an important part of the customer experience because the parking lot is the first facility your customers encounter when visiting your business.
It is not enough to build a nice parking lot; it requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. Over time, the signs of wear and tear start appearing such as cracks and holes. The shiny, blacktop also begins to fade. Sealcoating is one of the best ways to avoid these issues and keep the parking lot looking new for several years. Before sealcoating the parking lot, it is important to decide which sealer should be used.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a parking lot sealant. The selected product should be able to protect your lot from water, snow, auto fluids, UV rays, and oxidation.
The following are the top four types of sealers being used by professional parking lot sealcoating companies.
RTS sealers are composed of highly refined coal tar. These sealers are very resistant to damaging elements. Despite recent concerns that they are hazardous to the environment, RTS sealers are the most widely used product in the industry.
Asphalt-based sealers are suitable for all types of asphalt surfaces. These are asphalt emulsion products that offer superior adhesion, flexibility, and a long life. One of the distinctive qualities of asphalt-based sealer is that it helps regenerate the depleted asphalt binder.
As opposed to synthetic materials, these sealers use soybean oil as the primary raw material in the composition. While this type of sealer protects the parking lot from all of the major factors that ruin the asphalt surface, their edge over other products is that these sealers cure 4 to 5 times faster than other products. Therefore, you can open the parking lot in just a few hours.
Bio sealers have a jet-black, matte finish that does not fade soon. They do not exude an unpleasant odor and they are the only USDA-approved, eco-friendly product available. The only downside to using bio sealers is that these are relatively expensive as compared to the competing products.
Specialty Resin sealers offer exceptional performance against the elements that deteriorate asphalt surfaces including, UV rays, water, auto fluids, salt, etc. One of the most attractive characteristics of these sealers is that the resin formulation can be customized as per the customer’s need. They are also eco-friendly as they don’t contain PAH, which is an environmental contaminant. Resin sealers are also more flexible, don’t cause stains, dry more quickly, and don’t cause skin irritation.
Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc in Concord, NC, can help you choose the most appropriate asphalt sealer for your parking lot. We are among the companies that focus on providing an exceptional customer experience so that we can build long-lasting relationships with our customers.
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