What is the Purpose of Asphalt Seal Coating?

What is the Purpose of Asphalt Seal Coating?

Most people don’t think too much about the ground that they walk on unless it’s moving underneath them — and sometimes not even then! Here at AAA Top Quality Asphalt, we think about the materials under our feet all the time, and have made it part of our business to ensure that you know what you’ve got under yours. Generally, people can easily name a few common materials used for roads: asphalt, gravel, and cement. Many people, however, do not realize that there are coatings that can keep these durable materials lasting even longer. One of these is asphalt seal coating.

Asphalt seal coating is an additional layer that gives the underlying layer of asphalt extra protection. Just like manicures require topcoats and granite countertops require a seal, asphalt will last longer and look better with an extra layer of protection from asphalt seal coating. When you think about how porous asphalt is on its own, it becomes much easier to understand how asphalt can benefit from a protective seal. Asphalt seal coating can repel water, humidity, or other chemicals from soaking into the asphalt and thereby make it harder for the surface to crack or crumble. With the right asphalt seal coating, cracks are much easier to prevent.

While an asphalt sealer is great at protecting your asphalt with regular maintenance, it cannot fix a poorly done asphalt job. Even with top-notch sealer, if the asphalt was mixed and poured improperly, your asphalt seal coating will start to break down from the bottom up. This is why it is crucial to have a steady and solid foundation before applying an asphalt seal coating.

If you have questions about whether your driveway or parking lot could use the protection of an asphalt seal coating, be sure to contact our top notch team here at AAA Top Quality Asphalt.