4 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Asphalt Before Winter

4 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Asphalt Before Winter

Sealcoating the asphalt features around your home before winter is a keen and solid investment.

You chose to use asphalt on your property for many reasons. You preferred its look to concrete, you preferred its durability, or you found it to be a low maintenance option. Regardless of the reason, the asphalt on your property does require maintenance and protecting its surface with a sealcoating is a shrewd investment. Here are four reasons why now is the perfect time to sealcoat your asphalt and get it ready to endure the winter months.

It’s a Great Investment

Sealcoating the asphalt features around your home before winter is a keen and solid investment. It’s a much less expensive measure to prevent damage than to repair it in the future. Winters can be harsh on all outdoor elements from freezing temperatures to precipitation. Sealcoat your driveway or walkway to make it less prone to cracks and other damage.

Create a Protective Barrier

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet will all wreak havoc on the structure and integrity of your asphalt. Sealcoating creates a protective barrier that will prevent these elements from causing cracks, pot holes, or other deterioration. Fall and spring are the best times of year to apply a sealcoating as the mild temperatures are ideal for working outside. It also requires at least 24 solid hours of clear skies to dry effectively. As winter weather beats on the surface of the asphalt, the layer of sealcoating will be in place to block those damaging effects.

Extend the Life of Your Pavement

Although asphalt is a low-maintenance material, it’s not guaranteed for life and will require your intervention to preserve its integrity and structure. Sealcoating means that you won’t face major repairs and keeps the defects that you may see at smaller sizes.

Preserve Its Look

Even, level, and sleek black pavement is an attractive feature of asphalt and sealcoating helps to keep it looking like new longer. Let’s face it, cracks aren’t only damaging to the structure of asphalt but they are also unsightly and makes your property look neglected. As sealcoating protects it from wear and tear, it also preserves the smooth look.

Ready for Professional Help with Your Asphalt?

Call Tristate Paving. We’re a seasoned hardscaping company based in Maryland and have the experience and knowledge help with all of your asphalt parking lot installation needs. You can reach us at any of our area numbers for more information and advice.

Our area numbers are:

West Chester: 610.563.9456

Oxford: 610.932.3566

Delaware: 302.757.4100

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