Seal coating is one of the most important elements of a pavement management plan. A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, or additives. Applied in thin coats, pavement sealing is used to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays. Investing in seal coating your property now, can prevent costly repairs in the future.
Preparation and Application
Prior to pavement sealing, any structural failures or cracks on the pavement must be repaired. All potholes must be removed and replaced, cracks must be cleaned and filled, and oil spots cleaned or primed. Pavement must be completely dry to apply seal coating.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
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 foot.