Parking Lots

Parking Lots Maintenance Services

Sealcoating protects your pavement from the damaging effects of sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays. As pavement ages, the asphalt binder “glue” used to hold the sand and stone particles together begins to break-down. This causes the binder to release the sand and stone particles that your asphalt is composed of. Over time, your pavement begins to deteriorate.

Left untreated for extended periods of time, a condition known as raveling begins to occur. Raveling is a condition most notable when the pavement takes on an extremely rough and porous texture appearance. The increased porosity traps dirt and moisture and makes the surface harder to clean and take longer to dry.

As the parking lot continues to dry out, it causes the asphalt pavement to lose flexibility and become brittle making it more prone to cracking and stress damage. By seal coating, you have the benefit of maintaining a more flexible surface with an increase resistance to cracking and damage.

Double the Life of Your Asphalt Parking Lot

By maintaining your asphalt pavement surfaces, you effectively help double their life span. A small investment now can save thousands. When you implement a pavement maintenance regimen early on, consisting of regular sealcoating every 3-5 years, as well as routine crack sealing, you help stop the most common causes of premature pavement failure. This results in having to perform asphalt overlays less often and translates to dramatic savings in your pavement budget.

Seal coating Benefits:

  • Beautification
  • When covered with a dark black sealant, pavement looks and wears like new. Parking lot seal coating helps to project a positive image of the company, facility, or residential complex.
  • Slows oxidation and water penetration
  • Seal coating fills surface voids, which reduces contact with oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can infiltrate the pavement.
  • Seal coating acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters pavement. Without it, water can seep into the pavement more freely resulting in freeze/thaw expansion and contraction of the pavement.
  • Seal coating resists oil and gas spills
  • Gasoline dripping from a topped-off fuel tank during hot weather can soften and break down unsealed asphalt pavements. Coal tars used in sealcoat are resistant to gas and oil spills.
  • Asphalt seal coating is easier to clean and maintain
  • Sealcoats fill surface voids while coating the pavement surface. The resulting smooth and even texture makes the surface easier to maintain year-round. For example, snow is easier to remove from a smooth surface, and sweeping is far more effective on a smooth surface.
  • Seal coating increases pavement flexibility
  • Sealcoat brings a dark black color to the pavement. The blacker it is, the more heat a pavement draws from the sun. Thus, the hotter it gets, the more flexible it becomes, which helps it to withstand traffic without cracking.
  • Protects asphalt from pressure washing
  • Restaurant parking lots often extend to areas near dumpsters, where food-processing machines are pressure washed. Food waste near the dumpsters may also need to be washed away if it cannot be swept away. Seal coating protects asphalt cement from the high-volume water pressure and detergents used in pressure washing
  • Asphalt seal coating is cost effective
  • The price of asphalt will always be affected by crude oil prices, which fluctuate when supplies vary. Seal coating preserves asphalt for pennies per square yard.

Our St. Louis sealcoating team provides sealcoating services in St. Louis and surrounding areas. Contact us today for your Saint Louis sealcoating project! If you are located outside of Saint Louis we provide sealcoating services outside of Saint Louis.