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Just Had Parking Lot Paving Completed? How An Asphalt Seal Coat Can Protect Your New Surface

If you have just had parking lot paving completed, you may want to do anything that you possibly can to help extend the life of the new surface. One of the best things that you can do for any type of new asphalt surface, including roads, parking lots and asphalt driveways to have an asphalt seal coat applied. The asphalt seal coat is a clear coat that is applied to the asphalt as soon as it has fully cured or dried. Here is a little bit more information on how a seal coat can benefit your new asphalt surface.

Many people do not realize that asphalt is actually a porous surface. Think of asphalt like a sponge. When a sponge gets wet, the pores expand and the sponge gets bigger. As the sponge dries out again, it shrinks. Asphalt does the same thing. However, as it expands and contracts, it can begin to crack. This can lead to cracks or can cause potholes to form. Applying an asphalt seal coat to a freshly completed parking lot paving project helps to seal in these pores. This prevents the surface from absorbing water, which ultimately prevents it from contracting and expanding based on its water content. Ultimately, this works to prevent cracks and helps to extend the overall life of your asphalt surface so that it can last longer.

Here at 90 West Contractors, we can help you with all of your asphalt needs, including parking lot paving or applying an asphalt seal coat.When you are in need of asphalt surfaces, reach out to us to discuss your needs and let us tell you exactly what we can do for you. Call or email us now to get started.