The parking lot on your commercial property is an integral part of your business operations. Whether you realize it or not, it contributes to the revenue earned from your business. When customers visit your commercial establishment, the first thing they come in contact with is the parking lot. If it leaves an excellent first impression by providing convenient and secure parking, they will likely go home with a good impression. A nicely paved parking lot with an alluring blacktop, proper parking lines, pavement markings, necessary signage, and no visible signs of deterioration leaves a great first impression.
How long an asphalt parking lot lasts depends upon correct pavement installation by a professional commercial paving contractor and a regular maintenance routine. Action Asphalt in Stockton, CA, provides a wide range of asphalt services including sealcoating, and asphalt maintenance.
Asphalt pavement has a considerably long life because of its inherent qualities. However, its longevity should not be taken for granted because it doesn’t come without effort on the owner’s part. Your pavement takes the most beating out of all of the physical areas of your commercial establishment. Harsh weather conditions, such as scorching sunlight, excessive exposure to UV rays, rough winter storms, chemical spills, gasoline, motor oil, and several other factors contribute to progressive deterioration of the asphalt pavement.
One of the most recommended maintenance activities for asphalt pavement is sealcoating. In this process, an asphalt emulsion coat is applied to the pavement, which acts as a protective shield. If used periodically, it saves your pavement from early deterioration and adds years to its life. If you need some more convincing to realize the importance of sealcoating for your asphalt pavement, the following benefits should suffice.
1. Exposure to an excessive amount of sunlight and UV rays deteriorates the asphalt pavement because of oxidation. The binder in the pavement becomes weak, and the pavement becomes brittle, which results in cracks. Sealcoating provides a protective shield against this detrimental process.
2. The protective cover formed by sealcoating prevents water infiltration into the pavement layers. It prevents snow from finding its way between the cracks, and chemicals like motor oil and gasoline can’t permeate the asphalt surface.
3. The lustrous blacktop of asphalt pavement is one of its most attractive features. Due to the exposure to several damaging factors, the jet-black color on the surface begins to fade. Sealcoating rejuvenates the surface restoring the original black color.
4. It extends the life of the pavement so that you can get more out of it, and it continues to contribute to your revenue.
Asphalt repair measures, such as patching, resurfacing, crack filling, etc., can be expensive if performed frequently. Sealcoating is a cost-effective method of reducing costly repairs and maintaining the asphalt pavement in great condition.
So, if you are a commercial property owner with asphalt pavement, Action Asphalt is in the neighborhood to fulfill all of your asphalt paving requirements.
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