Three Important Reasons to Sealcoat Your Driveway or Parking Lot
It’s no secret that Washington’s winter weather brings harsh conditions. Winter snow and ice don’t just give your shovel extra work; they also threaten the integrity of your asphalt driveway. Take this time before the winter season arrives to sealcoat your driveway for extra protection. If you’re not sure why sealcoating is a worthy investment, these three reasons will make it clear.
Sealcoating is a preventative measure meant to save you money in the long run. It costs significantly less than new asphalt and asphalt repairs. Since it helps protect asphalt against damage, it’s a wise investment that helps to avoid larger future costs. A regularly maintained and sealed asphalt surface also offers an extended lifetime of use compared to one that is not seal coated, which of course saves money over time.
Prevent Damage From Snow, Ice, and Traffic
You might be able to run inside when the weather gets ugly, but asphalt is exposed to everything, every hour of every day: intense sunshine, pouring rain, heavy vehicle traffic, oil spills, frost, ice, snow, debris, and more. Allowing your asphalt to simply absorb all of this damage without taking any maintenance action is essentially the same as agreeing to replace your asphalt in a short amount of time.
Since sealcoating fills surface damage and provides a critical protective layer, it helps to block water and moisture from seeping through after a winter storm. Sealcoating even accelerates the melting process of snow and ice on pavement, so such damage is minimized or prevented altogether. It really is a simple step that makes all the difference.
Sealcoating will also improve the appearance of your asphalt. The deep, rich, and satiny black of a freshly seal coated driveway provides a much stronger curb appeal than a gray, crumbling mess. With one simple sealcoating treatment, the transformation becomes complete.
Call (425) 678-3632 to schedule a sealcoating appointment with Jireh Asphalt & Concrete, Seattle’s trusted local asphalt business.