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Benefits of Sealcoating Concrete


Owning a parking lot in your property is a big responsibility which means that you have to keep in such a way that the first and last impression on the property would be its pristine condition.  People get the impression that parking lots will never gain back the looks that it had when it was freshly paved and the parking lot stall signs have been freshly painted.  Sealcoating is the answer for your parking lot of gain back that brand new look and feel and it is possible for your parking lot pavement to have a long life.


Weather damage will be prevented through Sealcoating Henderson.  This is very effective in places where the sun and weather conditions can be harsh on pavement.  Your pavement will look unpleasant and unattractive when there are potholes, dents and cracks appearing on the surface and this can happen when there is oxidation and water penetration on your pavement which can easily diminish its luster and start to degrade.


The sun is not at all to be faulted because even in covered pavements you can still see deterioration.  Well, we have to remember that chemicals like radiator fluid, windshield wiper fluid, gas and oil have a damaging effect on untreated pavements.  Sealcoating protects the surface of our pavement by resisting seepage of these foreign substances but instead just make it run off to your drainage.  This reduces repairs, and prolongs the life of your pavements.


It is necessary then for the property owner to know your pavement company.  If the company has been around for more than a decade, they must be doing something right.  IF the company is able to provide you with a list of verifiable references, then you can be sure that you are getting a professionally done job.


Since the 1800s, the US has been using asphalt pavement and Europe has been using it even longer.  There are still a number of misconceptions about asphalt and sealcoating despite its widespread and long time use.  Its lack of durability is one of the most common myths propagated.  The quality of the initial installation, the maintenance of the pavement and the amount of wear and tear affects the lifespan of the asphalt pavement.  The asphalt pavement can last for twenty five years or more is it is properly installed and well maintained.


Another misconception is that sealcoating is after-all really just for aesthetic?  Sealcoating does add aesthetics to an asphalt pavement but the truth is that it provides much more that just boosting its appearance.  When the Paving Henderson is sealcoated the damaging effects are prevented like oxidation and water penetration and the sun's ultraviolet rays which causes it to harden and dry and then causes it to start to crack off.