Sealcoats generally consist of a mixture of emulsified asphalt, water, mineral fillers,
and various other admixtures. Sealcoats are applied directly to the surface of an asphalt pavement. They can be applied
by rubber squeegee, broom, or mechanical spray. Sealcoating is one of
the most important elements of an asphalt maintenance plan. When it comes to protecting your asphalt against deterioration,
there is no greater value than a correctly mixed and applied coal tar emulsion sealer. The cost of sealcoating is a minor
expense when compared to the cost of asphalt replacement. Sealcoating is used to protect asphalt against gasoline, oil, water,
salt and ultraviolet rays. Sealcoating substantially reduces maintenance costs and at the same time, doubles the life of the
asphalt. You can trust BGW Sealcoating to do exceptional quality work at competitive prices.
Benefits of Seal Coating
The dark black color
of newly applied sealcoat improves the appearance of new and old asphalt. Sealcoating can preserve the resilience of asphalt
surfaces and help hide small cracks, patches and rough spots. Sealcoat that is applied correctly, makes your asphalt look
cleaner because rain washes dirt and debris easily away from the smooth, non-porous surface.
Slows oxidation and water penetration:
fills surface voids, which reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate
the asphalt. Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters the asphalt. Sealcoating
asphalt prevents the seepage of water and moisture from rain and snow, thus preventing damage from frezze-thaw cycles.
Sealcoating increases asphalt flexibility:
Sealcoat brings a dark black color to the asphalt. The blacker it is, the more heat the asphalt draws from the sun.
The hotter the asphalt gets, the more pliable it becomes, which helps it to withstand traffic without cracking.
Reduces Costs & Increases Value:
of moisture into asphalt accelerates its deterioration and is strongly related to asphalt distress. Sealcoating prevents seepage
of moisture, thus preventing damage from freeze-thaw cycles. It also resists gas, diesel fuel, oil, salt and chemical penetration
which will break down the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt. The price of asphalt will always be affected
by crude oil prices, which fluctuate when supplies vary. Sealcoating preserves asphalt for pennies per square foot, verses
costly asphalt repairs.