Start the Year With Sealcoating Saving Benefits

Start the Year With Sealcoating Saving BenefitsA newly installed asphalt pavement has a smooth, dark, rich appearance. Over time, however, it can fade or crack. Timely repairs and professional maintenance can help you prevent major problems and extend the life of your pavement. The paving contractor who built your parking lot or other asphalt pavement probably recommended sealcoating it three to nine months after installation. However, sealants do not last forever, so you will need to maintain your sealcoating to provide maximum protection.

Start the Year With Sealcoating Saving Benefits

How Does Sealcoating Benefit Asphalt Pavement?

Asphalt sealcoating contractors have the opportunity to see the differences between neglected and well-maintained pavements. Neglected pavements tend to be riddled with cracks and potholes, and their color can best be described as a dingy gray or brown. Sealcoating will restore the pavement’s color, but a reputable sealcoating contractor will also make any necessary repairs prior to applying a sealant. Also, the restored color will provide an attractive background for your asphalt striping. However, a sealant’s primary function is to protect the pavement. Water will be less likely to penetrate to the foundation and damage it. Furthermore, automotive fluids can soften asphalt pavement. Since sealants form a barrier that retards the progress of these fluids, sealcoating parking lot pavements is even more critical than sealcoating many other types of asphalt pavements. If you regularly use salt or a chemical deicer, you might want to ask your sealcoating contractor to recommend a product that is safe for asphalt pavement. Sealcoating can help protect against caustic chemicals, but certain chemicals can shorten the life of the sealant.

How Much Money Will Sealcoating Save?

The specific savings will depend on a number of factors, including the timeliness of repairs, the total area of the pavement, and the weight and volume of the traffic supported by the pavement. However, studies conducted by various organizations can offer some examples.

Sealcoating parking lot pavements that have 10,000 square yards and a projected useful life of 15 years can save between $100,000 and $150,000. Asphalt sealcoating contractors charge affordable rates, so the savings primarily result from not having to need expensive repairs, frequent asphalt resurfacing, or premature reconstruction. As a general rule, a parking lot that receives timely repairs and regular applications of sealcoating will have a life that is twice as long as an identical parking lot that does not undergo proper maintenance.

Does Alpha Paving Offer Sealcoating in Austin?

In Texas, no contractor applies more gallons of sealcoating every year than Alpha Paving Industries, and we also hold the top spot in the state for gallons of airport sealcoating applied annually. We are a highly regarded, experienced asphalt contractor serving property management firms, municipalities and counties, shopping centers, apartment complexes, religious institutions, health care facilities, retail stores, hotels and motels, restaurants, office parks, and educational facilities in Austin and throughout Central Texas. Our services include sealcoating, asphalt striping, asphalt crack repair, concrete repair, asphalt resurfacing, asphalt paving, road construction, thermoplastic pavement markings, parking lot, and street maintenance, and concrete installation. We deliver extraordinary results at reasonable prices, so submit the request form online or call our office at 512-677-9001 to receive a free quote.

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