The days are longer. The trees are greener. And the pavement is freshly sealed. What’s that? The smell of asphalt sealer doesn’t signal spring to you? We get it; you don’t eat, sleep, and breathe parking lot maintenance. We do, however, and for us, spring is sealing season! If you have been noting marks of deterioration in your pavement, now is the time to schedule your pavement for sealing. Sealing must be done when the weather is warm. You can wait, but you may be stuck with a schedule you do not prefer. Scheduling early in spring gives you the opportunity to pick a time that suits your calendar best. If you are new to pavement maintenance, you may not be familiar with pavement sealing. So, we are here to do what we do best: educate you!
More Than a Coat of Paint
What is seal coating? The most basic thing to understand is that sealing is more than a coat of paint. Sealer does restore that “like new” appearance, but it does so much more than that! Pavement sealer does just what its name proclaims: it seals your pavement against the elements. Over time, your pavement deteriorates due to exposure to rain, snow, ice, dirt, and oil. Seal coating provides protection to extend the life of your pavement. Regularly scheduled seal coating will extend the life of your pavement by years! In fact, seal master, a leader in the seal coating industry has provided data to show sealing doubles the life of your pavement! Sealing is more than a coat of paint; in fact, it is a fresh start for your pavement.
A Partner to Repair and Striping
Your pavement’s potholes are obvious. The pavement markings and lines are fading. Asphalt repairs and re-striping have probably been on your punch list for a while now. Though you plan to have these needs addressed, you may not realize how they partner with seal coating. Though seal coating is not needed every time you make a repair, you should plan repairs prior to seal coating. Striping and stenciling is always done directly after seal coating dries. If you are new to parking lot management, it is important to keep these things in mind when planning your budget. If you are unsure of how to plan all this out, contact a local advisor for help!
Seek Advice and Extend the Life of Your Pavement
We have convinced you that seal coating is helpful and necessary for optimum pavement life. However, you may still be a little fuzzy on the details. Not to worry! Your local parking lot advisor will be able to help you understand every step of the process. From quote to finished, freshly repaired, sealed, and striped parking lot, a pavement expert is your best friend. They have your and your pavement’s best interest in mind. A parking lot maintenance advisor will be able to extend the life of your pavement through the seal coating process. Spring is sealing season, so seek a knowledgeable expert today!