Asphalt Sealing & Slippery Pavement

Asphalt Sealing & Slippery Pavement, austin sealcoating contractors Asphalt that has been professionally sealed often has a rich, lustrous appearance that makes some people fear that it may become slippery, especially during or immediately after a rainstorm. Obviously, this would be a major concern for commercial property owners as it could leave them liable for injuries or damages. However, sealcoating  should never make pavement slippery, provided it has been correctly mixed.

To prepare the sealant for use, contractors combine it with water and sand. The amounts of each depend on the type of sealant. Manufacturers provide specific instructions of how much of everything should be used to make a gallon (or more) of sealant. If the mix is incorrect, the quality of the sealant will be negatively impacted. For example, if the mix contains too much water, it will not have the same depth of coverage as it would if correctly mixed. If there is too little (or no) sand in the mix, the pavement will become slick and slippery.

The correct proportions are also critical to the life of the sealant. The right amount of sand makes the sealant more durable and enhances its ability to stand up to harsh weather and traffic, while too much water can result in a sealant that with opposite abilities. The correct amount of sand can help fill in the tiny cracks, dents, scrapes and scuffs that mar the pavement’s looks. Sand is also useful for reducing the amount of glare coming off the pavement in bright sunlight.

If sealcoating in the Austin area is needed, it is important to choose a reputable, experienced paving contractor. Alpha Paving Industries has earned a stellar reputation, thanks in part to our highly experienced, well-trained professional crews. We are committed to providing customers in Austin and Central Texas with superior results at competitive prices. We offer a complete range of asphalt surface installations, seal coating, parking lot striping, and asphalt repairs.  Use our online form to request a free, no-obligation quote, or give us a call at (512) 677-9001.

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