Spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest provides the perfect opportunity for necessary asphalt maintenance, such as seal coating. When properly applied by a reputable Washington pavement marking company, seal coating can save you money over time and instantly improve the overall appearance of your property.
So, what exactly is seal coating? A seal coat is a liquid coating mixture added over a paved surface. It helps to protect your parking lot or pavement from the elements, such as weather, chemicals and daily wear and tear from traffic. It’s an excellent way to avoid expensive repairs and extend the life of your pavement.
Benefits of Seal Coating with Stripe Rite
Seal coating offers a variety of benefits for properly managers or owners. Asphalt is naturally porous. If left unsealed, water will likely penetrate into the base through pores and cracks. Seal coating adds a protective barrier to prevent water damage. Since it rains for the majority of the year here in Washington, this is an important protective measure for your pavement.
Asphalt offers poor resistance to sunlight. Sunlight breaks down the essential oils and binders in the asphalt, making it more brittle and susceptible to cracking. Seal coating reduces the damage and fading caused by Ultraviolet radiation. When properly applied, it can slow down the oxidation process and fill in small cracks before they develop into costlier issues.
Seal Coating Improves Appearance of Asphalt & Safety
Similar to adding a fresh coat of paint to your property, or staining a deck or fence, our seal coating service can improve the overall appearance of your asphalt. The results are an attractive, clean surface, which allows for easier pavement maintenance. In addition, traffic lines and striping are more visible, which improves safety on your property. This is why we recommend property managers or owners to seal coat their pavement every year or two.
Contact Stripe Rite for Your Seal Coating Needs
When performed regularly with other pavement maintenance practices, such as crack sealing and filling, seal coating can preserve the longevity and appearance of your asphalt. At Stripe Rite, we offer seal coating and other pavement marking services throughout the state of Washington, with offices in Sumner, Bremerton, Kennewick and Yakima. If you have any questions regarding seal coating, don’t hesitate to give us a call.