Asphalt Sealcoating Services
Your parking lot or roadway is the first thing customers see when they arrive to your business. Is yours giving off the right first impression?
Over time, salt, water, sun and traffic can wear out your asphalt surfaces, making them hard, brittle and more susceptible to failure. For parking lots and asphalt surfaces in need of a facelift, we offer sealcoating services that protect the binder in your pavement to prevent deterioration from wear and tear. And with a velvety black finish, sealcoating also enhances the aesthetics of your lot, giving worn-down asphalt a rejuvenated appearance. Sealcoating is recommended for use every 2-3 years, and is most effective during the early stages of your parking lot’s lifespan. We are one of the largest providers of sealcoating products in the Carolinas. We place over 40,000 gallons of sealer each year throughout North Carolina.
Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating
- Prevents oxidation caused by harmful rays from the sun (which can wear away 50% of the asphalt’s original thickness in just 5 years)
- Improves the appearance of your asphalt with a rich, black finish
- Resists salt, oil, gas and chemical penetration
- Prevents moisture from rain and snow from seeping into pavement during freeze-thaw cycles
- Considerably reduces maintenance costs and can extend the life of your pavement by up to 300%
While all parking lots benefit from sealcoating, different surfaces will respond in different ways. Sealcoating does not restore the native asphalt bitumens that were used in laying your original asphalt surface. If oxidation is too severe, the asphalt will start to rigidify and crack. Sealcoating may initially fill these cracks but the solids in sealer have no strength or cohesive characteristics like crack filler or native asphalt applications. In the case where there are distressed areas, or widespread cracking there may be other options recommended such as repair, overlay / resurfacing, or crackfilling.
The sealcoating business has a low entry point for inexperienced contractors to start a business and as a result many commercial applications vary considerable in quality. This is due to a number of reasons including lack of experience and a high incidence of cutting the product with more water than the manufacturer recommends in order to increase yield. Hire a good contractor with good experience that stands behind their work and has the necessary resources to get your parking lot done in a timely manner. We work nights, weekends and holidays along with planned phasings to minimize the impact of sealcoating and repair activities on your place of business. Our years of experience and know how will help to make the process as painless as possible.
Why Choose Raleigh Paving?
We want to help protect your investment. That’s why we use only the best refined asphalt/black top sealers that are specifically designed to protect bituminous pavements. Composed of high temperature refined binders, select mineral fillers and surfactants, these sealers form a tough, flexible and durable coating that shields asphalt pavements from damage over time. Before applying sealcoating, we also make sure to clean your surface to facilitate proper adhesion, and use the latest sealcoating equipment to get the job done quickly, efficiently and on your schedule.
We serve customers throughout the Triangle and Triad, including those in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston Salem and surrounding areas. See our full list of service areas here, and contact us today to get started!