Asphalt pavement is durable but wears down over time, leaving cracks and other damages that can be expensive to repair. To protect your asphalt for as long as possible, contracting experts apply a sealant over the pavement.
This seal coat acts as a shield and lessens the deteriorating effect that sunlight, rain, and other elements contribute to asphalt. Cooper Paving, a pavement application and repair company in Annapolis, MD, provides details about the asphalt seal coating process that we use and that you trust.
Prepare the Pavement
When applying a seal coat to already-laid asphalt, the pavement must first be prepared. Any cracks and potholes will be repaired or filled to ensure a smooth finish and a safer area.
The next step in this process is to clean the designated area. This involves cleaning the pavement of dirt and debris. A pressure washer is a useful tool for this procedure.
Oil and grease stains may require distinct attention to clean. These materials could react with the sealant to create discoloration, so we make sure they are removed with a specialized cleaner and brushes.
Apply Asphalt Sealant
Once the pavement is clean, the contractors apply the sealant to the asphalt. They use either brushes or sprayers to coat the sealant on the pavement. Our specialists have undergone training to ensure the sealant spreads smoothly, fully, and evenly for thorough protection and a beautiful finish.
We can determine which type of sealant will work best with your specific asphalt pavement, using a thick sealant for a more textured surface and a thin sealant for asphalt that already has a smooth appearance. The application process should be repeated once the first coat has dried for optimal results.
Protect the Area
Once the seal coat is finished, the asphalt must dry without disruption. Our specialists can effectively section off the area so that people do not walk or drive over the pavement while it is still wet.
The area should be left to dry for 48 hours before being used. With seal coating, your asphalt pavement can last for 30 years. You should get sealant reapplied to your pavement every three to five years.
Hire Asphalt Paving Experts in Annapolis, MD
Cooper Paving offers asphalt, tar, and gravel paving services for your property in Annapolis, MD. Our experts offer seal coating and repair as well as construction for new projects. To get an estimate for your job at no cost to you, contact our company online or reach our office by phone at 410.773.9244.