Commercial parking lots go through a lot of wear and tear, so they need asphalt maintenance like sealcoating, but the commercial property owners in the Atlanta area have paving experts on their side, SouthEast Pavement. We have the expertise and quality materials to repair and maintain your asphalt parking lot.
Has your commercial lot seen better days? Does your property need a new parking lot that will l ast for years? One of the best ways to revitalize an old parking lot or protect a new lot is with asphalt sealcoating.
Asphalt is made up of aggregate, sand, and a petroleum-based binder that holds it all together, which can break down under summer sun, dripping car fluids, and freezing weather. Sealcoating provides a layer of protection over the top of cured asphalt that protects it from UV rays, chemicals, and water.
Are there different types of sealcoating?
Though all sealcoating is made with a petroleum and polymer binding agent and sand, the blends of products in the binder and the amount of sand vary. Asphalt professionals know that each client needs a different blend of materials to best match the conditions that affect that particular parking lot.
The Sealcoating Process
First of all, a credible paving company needs to perform all asphalt maintenance like sealcoating, crack filling, and overlay. Only paving professionals have access to high quality sealers and equipment to properly lay down a sealcoat. The first step is always a site inspection and consultation with the client to choose the right mix of binders and sand to properly seal their parking lot. To start the process, paving contractors clean the parking lot surface, fill any cracks, and treat any oil spots or stains. Next, they lay down a layer of sealcoat, applied either hot or cold. The sealer should be left to cure for 24 hours after application.
How often should you get your parking lot sealed?
Paving experts recommend that commercial parking lot owners get their asphalt sealcoated within a year of installation, and then once every three to four years to extend its life. With proper maintenance and regular sealing, your parking lot can last for years.
If your parking lot needs a facelift, the professionals at SouthEast Pavement have you covered. We’ve developed relationships with trusted suppliers, so we have high quality products like crack fillers and sealcoating to revitalize and protect your parking lot. Contact us today for a consultation.