Let‘s get flexible, it’s all about the seal!
Sealing your asphalt should be an important part of your pavement maintenance strategy. As the sun beats down on the asphalt pavement surface it begins to become brittle due to oxidation. It is like your skin when it is unprotected and exposed to the sun, it becomes dry and at risk of cracking. A good sunscreen moisturizes and protects your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Sealcoat does the same thing for the asphalt pavement surface, it protects the asphalt pavement surface from the three main enemies; sun, water, and weight.
Sealcoat restores lost flexibility to the asphalt pavement surface. It also minimizes cracking caused by vehicle weight and helps stop erosion caused by water washing away the asphalt pavement surface. Water breaks down the binder, the glue that holds asphalt together while sealcoat helps slow down and prevent the asphalt pavement surface from raveling. Freshly sealed asphalt pavement is smooth and water moves easily across escaping to drain inlets and gutters. The sooner water gets off the asphalt pavement surface the better! In conclusion, don’t trip over a dollar to pick up a dime, have your pavement inspected every year by the professionals at TARC Construction to know when to take action!