Whether it’s a one-time deal, to make the site look better, or if you’re on a regular maintenance program, seal coat can add great curb appeal and extends life to the existing asphalt. Watch the video below to see our crew at work for a homeowners association in Lake Tapps, Washington.
What is Seal Coating and How Does it Work?
Seal coating is a process where a liquid sealer is applied to the surface of asphalt for the purpose of protecting the surface as well as renewing the dark black color.
Asphalt sealer works to protect your parking lot and driveway from oxidation, harmful UV rays from the sun and our penetrating Pacific Northwest rain. It also provides a protective barrier against destructive chemicals, gasoline, diesel and oil spills. This not only protects the longevity of your pavement, it enhances curb appeal! The aesthetic of rich, black, new seal coating gives a crisp, appealing appearance and adds to the overall beauty of your property.
When Should I Seal Coat My Pavement & How Often?
New asphalt should be allowed to fully cure before seal coating. This process typically takes around 90 days. The first sealcoat for new pavement is the most important which is why it’s best to rely on reputable professionals with a proven track record. Ideally, the first seal will go on after curing and before your pavement endures its first winter.
Seal coating should only be performed during favorable weather conditions: dry and warm weather when the air and ground temperatures are both 60 degrees or above. It’s also important to monitor humidity and precipitation forecasts. A quality seal coat job should be allowed to cure for at least 24 hours. However, this is a general guideline and the estimated curing time can be reduced by the use of special additives and optimal weather conditions.
It is possible to seal coat your parking lot or drive too often. If too much sealer builds up, it can cause the sealant surface to crack and flake. Ultimately, the frequency of seal coat applications depends on the condition of your asphalt. Consult with your Washington seal coating experts at Stripe Rite and we can effectively gauge the remaining life of your sealer. We would be happy to work with you to set up a maintenance plan that works for you and your space.
Schedule a Seal Coating Consultation Today
Seal coating protects your pavement from unforgiving elements that contribute to deterioration. It ultimately improves the appearance of your property while saving you money by extending the life of your pavement. We offer seal coating services throughout the state of Washington from our locations in Sumner, Bremerton, Spokane, Kennewick and Yakima. If you have any questions on seal coating, contact Stripe Rite today to schedule a consultation.