ACTION ASPHALT IS A FULL-SERVICE
Sealcoating & Crack FIll
CONTRACTOR SPECIALIZING IN ASPHALT PEPAIR & RENOVATION
When asphalt isn’t protected from exposure to water and UV rays, it oxidizes and becomes brittle, resulting in the ‘crocodile cracking’ that leads to potholes. But by applying sealcoat—a mixture of fine-grained asphalt, minerals, aggregates, water, and proprietary ingredients—the surface of asphalt is sealed against water, air and light.
Sealcoating not only extends the lifespan of pavement, but also produces an attractive smooth, dark black surface that is easy to clean and enhances the visibility of painted lines. For many years sealcoats were limited to use on parking lots and other low-speed areas, but new coatings have been designed for use on surface roads and highways.
In cases where pavement has started to wear slightly, crack fill can be used to fill in minor cracks and prevent them from worsening.
Sealcoat and crack fill can significantly extend the lifespan of asphalt surfaces, in addition to keeping them looking fresh and new.
The application of sealcoat and crack fill can give faded, worn-looking pavement a like-new appearance. But the advantages are not merely cosmetic. They are very inexpensive forms of preventative maintenance. For instance, sealcoat only requires the use of a broom, squeegee, or sprayer to apply it. Much as scheduling regular cleanings at your dentist can stave off the need for more expensive dental work, sealing pavement and filling in cracks helps prevent damage that necessitates more expensive repairs.
What is a sealcoat or slurry seal?
Sealcoats and slurry seals are often confused for one another, but are actually different treatments. A slurry seal involves resurfacing asphalt by applying a specially selected mix of aggregates and asphalt. On the other hand, sealcoat contains minerals and additives which protect against oxidation and helps to bind the underlying asphalt together.
Sealcoating generally lasts about 3 to 5 years. However, this depends on a variety of factors including the product used, the thickness of the application, the skill of those applying it, and the amount of wear and tear the pavement surface experiences. The application of double coats is now becoming more common, as they last longer—about 5 to 7 years—and reduce the frequency of inconvenience to residents and customers.
We make a plan for minimum disruption during the installation period.
You should be aware that when sealcoating walkways or parking areas, they will need to be closed off during the installation period, which typically takes 1 to 2 days. We understand the inconvenience this poses, and will provide you with color-coded maps indicating what areas will be inaccessible, with directions to alternative access routes and/or parking areas.
What to keep in mind when hiring a sealcoating contractor
There are also important considerations to keep in mind when hiring a company to sealcoat your parking areas or roads. Be wary of over-diluted sealcoat treatments, which break down much more quickly than normal.
Another common problem is sloppy workmanship. An inattentive installer may slosh sealcoat onto cement curbs and walkways bordering asphalt surfaces, permanently discoloring them. It’s critical to hire a careful, detail-oriented asphalt contractor that values the aesthetics of your property.