Asphalt Repair, Raleigh NC
Even in cases like this, a driveway sealer is seen as unnecessary on the roads, because the traffic is still for the most part constant and the coating doesn’t last on these roads. The similarity between driveways and parking lots, although many of them do have constant traffic, the vehicles are sitting for long periods of time, and the water, oil and sunlight is directly hitting the same areas consistently each day. This constant exposure to the elements in the same areas of the driveway or parking lot is what leads to damage. Before this damage begins to take place the asphalt changes colors, from a deep black to a warn out gray. If your asset has a gray appearance, then it is time to seal the blacktop. This gray color, either means that your current seal needs to be redone, or the materials in the asphalt are beginning to wear down and you need to fill in the cracks and coat the surface. Any cracks will allow water in more easily, which would mean that if not treated it would simply continue to decay, and eventually lead to crocodile cracking. The process of filling in the cracks makes them unnoticeable because of the deep black color of the coating, which is also part of the appeal. The coating gives a fresh look to your driveway or parking lot. Keeping a fresh aesthetically pleasing appearance, as well as its durability are two important components with any driveway or parking lot and are both factors that a seal-coat will improve.