Asphalt pavement, to keep it in simple terms, is mainly stones and/or stone and gravel together with a binder. Stone or gravel is held together with a binder which is also known as asphalt cement. Binder is created from a certain crude oil refining process.
Maintaining this binder is essential in prolonging the deterioration of the asphalt surface. Rain, U.V. rays, and chemicals such as being introduced to the asphalt will degrade the binder and thus begin the process of degradation of asphalt and will create a surface that turns brittle.
To reduce the effects of the elements, it is important to implement a maintenance program that utilizes sealcoating to extend the life of the parking lot or driveway. You may hire contractors for asphalt sealcoating and paving in Concord.
Sealcoating will provide a layer of protection blocking elements of water and oil and U.V. damage. In addition, when applied to the specifications of the manufacturer, sealcoating provides a slip-resistant surface with a jet black finish that beautifies the parking lot or driveway as well.
Seal coats are usually bitumen or acrylic-based products. sealcoat are in a liquid formulation of one of the above emulsion is mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives, and other proprietary fillers and solids.
These products can be applied by brush, spray or squeegee. A regularly scheduled sealcoating program will more than double the life of asphalt save significant dollars down the line.