Sealcoating is like a shield that protects surfaces from deterioration. Is your driveway starting to crack and crumble? Does your parking lot need some TLC? At Triangle Asphalt Paving, we have been in the business for many years. And we’re proud to provide the best sealcoating service in Southern MD. Give us a call today!
Benefits of Sealcoating in Southern MD
Why should you sealcoat your driveway or parking lot?
Protect pavement from damage caused by natural elements like sun, rain, or snow; road salt; oil spills; and other chemicals that may be found on roadsides.
Repels dust, dirt, and even mud from the surface that could cause discoloration and staining.
Filling in Cracks
Seals existing cracks, preventing them from getting larger or damaging other areas of asphalt.
What is a Sealcoat?
A sealcoat can be applied to a driveway, parking lot, or any other asphalt surface. The purpose of applying this protective coating is to extend the useful life of the pavement by protecting it from damage. It also helps to repel dust, dirt, and even mud from the surface that could otherwise cause staining and discoloration.
A sealcoat is a mixture of solids such as stone, sand, and gravel; liquid binder; and water all combined to create a smooth-textured coat on top of the existing surface. When it dries completely, it gives leaves behind a beautiful dark finish. It is not intended to repair potholes or cracks; it simply protects them from further deterioration.
The job is completed in one day with no disruption to traffic and within hours the surface looks like new! Ready to upgrade your driveway or parking lot? Give us a call today.
We Sealcoat Roads, Driveways, & Parking Lots!
Have you ever driven down a road with horrible potholes? Those probably could have been prevented by regularly applying a protective coating.
Seeing cracks in your driveway or parking lot? Sealcoating can help prevent harmful elements from getting into the crack, which will prevent further damage.
We’re proud to provide this service for our clients in Southern MD. This service is cost-effective, long-lasting, and it’s just what you need to restore and reinvigorate your property.
#1 Prepare the Surface
The surface must be clean, dry, and free of any loose material. Any cracks or holes that are present on the surface need to be filled with a crack filler and fully repaired.
#2 Apply the Sealcoat
Once the surface is prepared, it’s time for sealcoating. The sealer is applied in two coats; the first coat should be thin and even, with no excess or puddles of sealant remaining. Then we allow it to dry before applying the second coat. Dry time may vary depending on weather conditions.
Sealing is a process that needs to be performed on a regular basis in order to prevent it from deteriorating. That being said, the frequency will depend on how often it rains or snows in your area. The general rule is that you should sealcoat your driveway every 1-3 years, but this may vary depending on the location of your property.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Sealcoating Fill Cracks?
No. It’s a protective barrier that helps prevent cracking. So if there are existing cracks, they must be repaired before getting this service. We can help with that!
Is it Expensive?
This is one of the most cost-effective forms of pavement maintenance you can perform on your property. It preserves the value of your home or business, extends the life of your asphalt, and cuts down on future costly repairs.
How Long Before You Can Drive on it Again?
You should wait at least 24 hours before driving on pavement that has just been sealed, but to be on the safe side, we recommend waiting 48 hours.
How Long Does Sealcoating Last?
If your asphalt is in good shape, it can last up to three years. But if you’re dealing with an older surface that has a lot of wear, it might need to be sealed every year.
What Causes the Most Damage to Asphalt?
The most common cause of wear and tear is extreme weather conditions. This includes high heat, rain, ice, and freezing temperatures. In areas that see a lot of snow, you also have to deal with some damage from snowplows, salt, and sand. That might mean you need to seal more frequently, but the protection against these elements is worth it.
What is the Best Time of Year to Sealcoat?
Anytime in late fall, summer, and early autumn is a good time to get this service. The window typically lasts from April to October. When temperatures are at least 50 degrees at night, that’s a good time to seal your surface. If rain is on the forecast within a 24-hour period, you should not apply sealer.
How is the Sealer Applied?
You can use a brush, squeegee, or specialized sprayer equipment. Most professionals use a combination of one or two of these methods.
Why Use Additives?
Additives can help make the dry time shorter for more coats of sealant. They also help with sand suspension and clearing up power steering marks.
Is it Necessary to Use Sand?
Yes, silica sand should be used in the mix. Sand provides a slip-resistant quality, speeds up dry time, and increases the strength and longevity of the seal.
Asphalt Paving Contractor Services
- Asphalt Paving & Repair
- Crack Filling & Sealing
- Line Striping & Design
- And More!
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- Track record of Happy & Satisfied Clients
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