Sealcoating…Is It Worth the Investment?

Sealcoating...Is It Worth the Investment? asphalt sealcoating texasHaving your asphalt pavement professionally sealcoated is one of the most important things you can do for your pavement.

•Sealcoating enhances the appearance of your asphalt, restoring its rich color and smoothing out minor imperfections.
• Sealcoating protects against solar radiation, which fades asphalt and dries it out, causing premature deterioration.
• Sealcoating slows the penetration of oil, gas and other chemicals that can damage asphalt.
• Sealcoating helps protect against water penetration, which can destroy the foundation supporting your asphalt pavement.
• Sealcoating is economical. Depending on the traffic your pavement receives, you need only have it reapplied every two or three years.
• Sealcoating is an expense that you can include in your budget. A serious failure of your pavement might be more difficult to fund and could occur unexpectedly.

Sealcoating is not a substitute for repairs, such as crack filling, that should be included as part of a preventive maintenance program. Even if you have your pavement sealcoated, cracks can still allow water to leak beneath the asphalt and damage the foundation. However, sealcoating performed in conjunction with crack filling and/or sealing can double the life of your asphalt pavement.

Without an effective preventive maintenance program that includes sealcoating and crack repairs, your pavement is far more likely to suffer extensive damages that can be difficult and costly to repair. Some damages, such as alligator cracking, can be so severe that the only remedy is to remove the damaged asphalt and replace it. Other damages, such as potholes, pose a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians, potentially leaving you open to lawsuits for damages or injuries.

Sealcoating is an expense that can reward you with significant savings in the long run. It enhances your property’s curb appeal and helps make your property safer for your visitors — and you.

Alpha Paving Industries is a full-service asphalt paving company serving commercial and residential property owners throughout Austin and most of Central Texas. We can help you develop a preventive maintenance program to extend the life of your asphalt pavement by as much as 20 years. We also offer new pavement installation, parking lot striping, power washing, sandblasting and asphalt repairs. Our experienced crews are dedicated to providing quality results at competitive prices. Use our online form to request your free quote, or call (512) 677-9001 to discuss your project in greater detail.


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