It’s that time of year: the air is colder, the trees have dropped their leaves, and outdoor work is ending for the season. Well, there is at least one more thing one can do to maintain curb appeal. If you have an asphalt driveway, you might want to seek sealcoating services before winter sets in. Here are the benefits it offers.
What Is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is the application of a liquid that insulates the asphalt from outside debris and elements such as vehicle oil, dirt, water, and UV rays. A professional may apply it with either a spray or a squeegee, and the process can take little time to accomplish. The ground must be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit during the procedure and maintain that temperature 8 hours afterward. Sealcoating your asphalt driveway is best performed once every few years.
What Comes with Sealcoating
Besides the protection, sealcoating comes with other maintenance services. Before the application, one must thoroughly clean the asphalt and patch up any cracks or holes. These are necessary tasks to do, and automatically come with a sealcoating service. When you hire a professional company for the job, you can know you are getting your money’s worth.
Lengthen Asphalt Lifespan
The goal of sealcoating your asphalt driveway is to lengthen its lifespan. An unmaintained driveway will quickly deteriorate and be worth less than it might have if maintained. This coating keeps the porous asphalt free from water and ice damage, deicers, oil spills, grime, and UV light.
Prevent Potholes and Cracks
With a professional asphalt sealcoating service, you can have fresh, smooth pavement. There’s no need to worry about unkempt patching or unsightly crack filling. The result is a uniform blacktop. This process not only gives your front yard a smart look; it also helps to keep those old potholes and cracks from forming in the first place.
Accelerate Ice and Snow Melting
Doing this job will help avoid ice and deicer damage during the winter, but it will also do another task. With a fresh, black coat, the asphalt will quicken the melting process. When the sun shines down on the snow or ice, the blacktop will absorb more of the sun’s heat and melt the ice right off without you lifting a finger.
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