Come spring, there will be maintenance and repair work on parking lots and driveways. Around this time, it’s advisable to seal the parking lot or driveway of your commercial property in order to extend the life of asphalt and improve the appearance of your property. This will save you money in the long run. Here are some of the advantages of seal coating asphalt pavement:

Reduces Long-Term Repair Costs

The sealer protects and extends the life of asphalt pavement by filling in surface defects and providing a protective layer from harmful UV rays, vehicle fluids, and water. A sealed asphalt surface has a long service life and reduces repair costs for any potential damage. The low cost of regular seal coating can save you money in the long run.

Prevents Damage from Snow and Ice

Seal coating protects the asphalt surface against water penetration during rains, frost, or snow, preventing weather-related damage. If moisture seeps under the asphalt and a freeze occurs, the water can expand, causing cracks in the pavement and disturbing the surface integrity.

Enhances the Appearance of the Property and Landscape

The asphalt surface loses its appearance over time due to the harsh effects of the weather. A fresh application of a sealer improves the appearance of the asphalt, making it new and tidy. This will elevate the appeal of your commercial property, making a good impression on your employees, customers, and clients.

Provides Protection from the Sun

UV light can destroy many things and asphalt pavement is no exception. UV rays from the sun can cause the asphalt that is not protected from the sun to crack. A fresh seal coating helps provide long-term protection from harmful parts of the spectrum, making the asphalt last longer.

Ensures Moisture Protection

Even without freezing, water can erode the asphalt during the rainy season. Where a complete washout occurs, you can end up losing even the underlying base rock and gravel, causing significant damage in a short period of time.

Keeps the Asphalt Black in Color

We’ve all seen weathered and sun-bleached streets. Even if there is no significant damage, it can particularly make your commercial property look worn and unappealing to visitors. With seal coating, your asphalt will look brand new even when aged.

Provides Protection from Contaminants

Gasoline, oil, and other substances often leak onto parking areas, damaging the surface. These fuels can erode the asphalt. Seal coating serves as a protective barrier here as it makes the asphalt more resistant to gasoline and other contaminants. A fresh coat prevents chemicals from seeping into your asphalt easily.

Works to Be Cost-Effective

Replacing damaged asphalt pavement can cost your business a lot of money. On the other hand, seal coating it regularly is much cheaper. Unless the damage to your asphalt is extensive, services like seal coating and caulking can save you thousands of dollars and protect your investment.

At GRM Inc., we understand your needs and offer our exceptional property management services that include asphalt seal coating and even line painting. With our property maintenance solutions, you can keep your asphalt looking brand new!