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The Importance of Sealcoating Pavement


A pavement driveway, walkway or parking lot is going to take a lot of abuse, even in a residential setting. In a commercial environment, you can expect your pavement surfaces to take quite a beating pretty much every single day.


While basic maintenance like keeping your pavement relatively clean is essential for longevity, there are some things you can do to extend the life of your pavement and keep it looking its absolute best. The most important of those things is sealcoating.


Use this guide from Master Markings to help you learn more about the importance of sealcoating your pavement.


How Does Pavement Deteriorate?

Pavement is strong and durable, and that’s why it is used for so many driveways, walkway and parking lots around the world. However, pavement can deteriorate because of a variety of different factors.


The main reason that pavement deteriorates over time is simply prolonged use. Driving and walking on a surface on a regular basis is simply going to apply pressure to the pavement and keep it from looking its best.


Another major factor when it comes to the deterioration of pavement is weather. Heat, sunshine, rain and snow will all cause pavement to look worse for wear over time. In fact, pretty much any climate is going to aid in the deterioration of your pavement. If you live in an area with a harsh summer or winter, that deterioration is going to be even more rapid.

Over time, your pavement will get small cracks, holes and unsightly spots that you’ll want to take care of. That’s where sealcoating comes in.


What Does Sealcoating Do?

The importance of sealcoating pavement  is that it works to protect from heat, sun, oil and all the other things that can damage it. Without a very technical explanation, sealcoating works to keep these things from damaging the asphalt binder that keeps the mixture together.


The simplest way to think of sealcoating is that it’s a top seal that goes over your pavement to protect it. Instead of your pavement absorbing oil, heat and all the things that can damage it, the sealcoating layer works to block that potential damage.


In addition to keeping new pavement looking its best, sealcoating also helps to fill and seal cracks and small holes that will accumulate on any pavement surface over time.


Contact Master Markings to learn more about the importance of sealcoating pavement.

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