Sealcoating is a critical part of asphalt management and protection to ensure the longest life possible out of your surface. The sealcoat is comprised of either coal tar patch or asphalt cement combined with water, emulsifiers, inert fillers and other additives and is applied in thin coats to protect asphalt surfaces from the sun, oil, fuels, deicing salts/chemicals, and other things that can accelerate the degradation of the asphalt surface and integrity. 

Why should I have my surface sealcoated?

  • LOOKS - The sealcoat brings back that new look to your asphalt surface helping give a positive look to your home or business.
  • WATER/FUEL/CHEMICAL PROTECTION - Sealcoating fills small voids in the surface reducing gas, oil, water, and chemical access to the interior of your surface to help prevent them from damaging your surface internally. Stopping the water from penetrating also helps keep the water from freezing in the voids inside your asphalt. Freezing water also expands which would cause cracking and structural damage to the asphalt. 
  • UV AND OXIDATION PROTECTION - The sealcoat reduces the exposure to UV rays from the sun and oxidation from Oxygen exposure helping to ensure a long life from your surface.
  • CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE - The sealcoat provides a smoother surface on your asphalt making it easier to clean spills and also making it easier for clearing snow from the surface.
  • FLEXIBILITY - The dark black color that is returned to your surface by the sealcoat allows it to absorb heat from the sun. The warmer asphalt is, the more flexible it becomes allowing it to move some to better handle the weight of traffic that is on it without cracking.
  • PRICE - Just like the cost of gas, the cost of asphalt also varies with crude oil prices. Sealcoating lengthens the life of the asphalt for a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole surface.