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Sealcoating Basics

Sealcoating can help protect your asphalt pavement investment – especially if your pavement has begun to show signs of deterioration. Actually, the ideal time to seal a parking lot is when deterioration is first discovered. To keep on top of this effort, frequent walking inspections of your site should be performed. Reacting quickly to any signs of damage or wear and tear can save you from expensive patching or repaving costs.

Sealcoating protects and maintains the life of your asphalt and should generally be done every 3-5 years depending on traffic conditions and weather. Some seal coating installers will lead you to believe that it is necessary to seal your parking lot annually; however, sealing your asphalt too much can lead to many problems such as tracking and creating slippery surfaces.

It is important to seal cracks before seal coating. While some contractors will assure you that the sealcoating will stop water damage, even after seal coating unsealed cracks will allow water in that can cause damage to pavement. Once this water is permitted to get down into the pores of blacktop or into the base under the asphalt, be prepared for expensive repairs. Qualified installers will know exactly how to treat cracks before seal coating and will be glad to explain it to you. Proper crack sealing will last the life of the sealcoating and the cracks won’t come back.

In Florida, sealcoating installers will need to know the proper techniques to applying sealer in hot weather. Ideal air temperatures for applying sealcoating are between 60 and 90 degrees. When the sealer dries too quickly, it can peel, flake or get a streaky finish. If sealer must be applied in temperatures above 90 degrees, a good installer will spray the surface with a light mist of water first. Doing so will cool the surface considerably.

A well-paved and sealcoated asphalt surface can last 20-40 years if maintained at proper intervals; however, selecting the best Florida sealcoating company can be a difficult decision. Consumers should choose a reputable contractor with a good guarantee, one who has references in your area, and has years of industry experience.

ABC Paving and Sealcoating has skilled technicians and the latest spray equipment to apply the proper coatings and revitalize your parking areas. The company has more than 20 years experience in the industry and can develop a strategy to maintain your pavement, repair your asphalt, line stripe and meet your other asphalt pavement needs.

About ABC Paving and Sealcoating

With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs and site preparation. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.

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