Reasons To Seal Coat Your Driveway

Reasons To Seal Coat Your Driveway

Reasons To Seal Coat Your Driveway

29 April 2022
, Blog

If you have asphalt pavements such as driveways, asphalt seal coating may be necessary. The process entails adding a protective layer, usually containing acrylics or bituminous products on your asphalt. Here are the reasons for seal coating your asphalt paving.

Offers Weather protection

Asphalt pavements are exposed to harsh weather elements, including the sun's heat, which may cause your paving to peel over time. Also, the sun's heat accelerates oxidation, which breaks the asphalt binders. This increases the deterioration and erosion of the pavement surface. 

Additionally, rain may cause water damage which may cause crack formation. Fortunately, asphalt seal coating provides a protective layer that prevents weather damage. Additionally, if there are small cracks on your driveway, the seal coat seals these cracks, preventing further damage.

Reduces Repair Costs

Asphalt pavements wear out over time, calling for repairs. For instance, as more water seeps through the cracks on your asphalt paving, the water may settle at the bottom of the pavement. When the temperatures rise and fall during winter, the water melts and freezes, resulting in enlarged cracks. Eventually, potholes may fill your driveway. Hence, you'll incur higher repair expenses to repair this extensive damage. Since asphalt seal coating keeps the pavement surface intact, this helps you avoid high repair expenses.

Prevents Liability

When your driveway has cracks or holes, this increases the risk of injuries. For instance, you may bump on the uneven paving surface, resulting in slip and fall injuries. Also, these cracks may damage your car tires, increasing car maintenance costs. If visitors get injured or their vehicles get damaged while on your property, you may pay for the damages. Luckily, asphalt seal coating slows down the aging and deterioration of your driveway. This improves safety and protects your vehicle against damage. This way, you avoid liability.

Extends Your Driveway's Lifespan

Your asphalt paving is prone to damage from oils that may leak from your vehicle or equipment. While you may clean the spills, sometimes these auto fluids may dissolve in the asphalt fast, causing contamination. Therefore, you may notice your asphalt driveway disintegrating with time. Asphalt seal coating shields your driveway against auto fluid seepage, increasing your driveway's lifespan.

Improves Curb Appeal

Weather elements contribute to the aging of your asphalt pavement. For example, the sun's UV rays may cause your driveway to become dull over time. Also, damages like cracks and potholes may make your driveway unattractive. This may negatively impact your image. Asphalt seal coating adds a new protective layer to your driveway, making the paving look attractive.

Asphalt seal coating improves curb appeal, provides weather protection, prevents liability, reduces driveway repair costs, and extends your driveway's lifespan. Consider seal coating your driveway for these reasons.

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