Staying on top of everything can often be tough, but a commitment to maintenance can have serious long-term rewards.
Sealcoating your asphalt is great way to stay one step ahead of your maintenance schedule. It greatly extends the life of your asphalt paving and is one of the most cost-effective forms of preventative maintenance you can have done for your home.
What is Sealcoating?
Asphalt sealcoating is a process that can help you avoid the need for more costly maintenance, while also providing your paving with an appearance upgrade and a solid amount of ongoing physical protection from the elements.
Sealcoating is the process of applying a fresh coat of asphalt over the existing asphalt surface. This new coat will fill any small cracks or holes, thus preventing bigger long term problems at a later date.
When Does It Need to Be Applied?
With any form of sealing, coating or preventative maintenance, the first question is always “how often do I need to do this?”
In the case of sealcoating, it isn’t necessary to repeat too often — typically a good sealcoating maintenance schedule is once every two years.
This is only an estimate of course, and a range of factors may add to or reduce time between new applications. The best rule of thumb we can give is to keep a close eye on your paved surface. If you see the beginnings of cracks and other wear and tear emerging, it may be time for a new sealcoat.
Sealcoating is Affordable
It’s also important to mention that sealcoating is extremely cost-effective. It costs only a fraction of the costs of repair, even when you factor in multiple coats over time.
It can be done rapidly and uses comparatively little raw materials, simply because it’s only a coat to the outer surface of your asphalt.