If your pavement hasn’t had a sealcoat in 2-3 years, it’s time to get one scheduled. A sealcoat is a protective layer that blocks out rain, snow, vehicle leaks, and other damaging elements. Although we’re still in the heat of summer, which is not the ideal time to sealcoat, it’s important to think ahead to keep your parking lot in good shape and maintain the integrity of the asphalt.
In the winter and early spring, drastic temperature changes create a freeze-thaw effect in which any liquid that has seeped into the asphalt will cause it to crack and expand, creating costly repairs and an unsightly parking lot once the snow is gone. Winter also brings snowplows which can scratch up your pavement if there isn’t a layer to protect it.
Sealcoating should be done in the fall in order to prepare for winter, but it is also the perfect time due to fall temperatures. Sealcoats are less effective if applied in extremely hot or cold weather. September is the ideal month for sealcoating due to its consistency in temperature. Sealcoating will cure much quicker if the temperature doesn’t drop below 50 degrees.
Scheduling a sealcoat before the temperature drops will save your parking lot from irreversible damage and costly repairs. Sealcoats also boost curb appeal—a shiny new blacktop is inviting and gives off a great first impression to customers and clients.
The time to schedule a sealcoat is now. Metro Paving wants your parking lot to be protected from all that winter brings, so give us a call or request a quote online. We’ll help you protect your investment!