Once you’ve made the costly decision to repave or repair a damaged asphalt parking lot, there’s no doubt you’ll want to keep it looking fresh. Thankfully, you can keep your parking lot looking beautiful with a simple, cost-effective solution that extends its life.
Asphalt seal coating can help you avoid future expenses by protecting your parking lot against wind, rain, snow, and heat. Even better, it’ll enhance the way your parking lot looks, bringing curb appeal to your business. With regular reapplication every two to three years, your parking lot could look brand new for years to come. Below, we’ll explore the benefits of asphalt seal coating and why it’s an excellent option for your parking lot.
Boost the Appearance of Your Parking Lot
Has your parking lot seen better days? Does it have some small flaws and cracks and an overall dull appearance? Asphalt seal coating may be the right answer to bring it back to its former glory.
Asphalt seal coating conceals all the small cracks that may have appeared in your pavement, and it prevents them from increasing in size. The dark color of the seal coat also gives a glossy appearance to your parking lot, helping worn-out asphalt appear refreshed and renewed after an especially harsh winter.
Asphalt seal coating is an ideal way to fix small cracks, patches, and any rough spots you may have. Keep in mind that seal coating won’t repair any large cracks, so you’ll need to have those filled first. Be sure to contact our specialists for a free estimate on those repairs before seal coating.
Enhance Your Curb Appeal
When meeting new clients, making a good first impression is at the top of your list, so why not extend that to your parking lot? Your property’s curb appeal depends heavily on a clean and tidy parking lot because it’s likely one of the first things your tenants, guests, and clients see.
With constant exposure to the elements, erosion from runoff, and extreme heat and cold, your pavement may struggle to keep up with the attractiveness of the rest of your space. Seal coating can repair the fading and small cracks that appear over time and bring back your asphalt’s good looks with regular maintenance.
If your current parking lot area is riddled with chips, cracks, and rough patches, your clients are at risk of tripping or falling. As a business, it’s in your best interest to ensure the safety of your clients, guests, and family members. Potholes spell disaster for your vehicles’ tires, axles, and wheel alignment. Add in rain, snow, and ice, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Seal coating can eliminate those safety concerns from the jump, keeping the people and vehicles that visit your property safe from harm. Just be sure to regularly maintain your seal coating by reapplying every two to three years and re-evaluating your asphalt needs to determine when repairs are necessary.
Protect Against Water Damage
With so much unpredictability in the Florida weather, it’s incredibly important to make sure that your parking lot is prepared for any possibility. After all, although we’re known for our tropical climate, there have been multiple freezing days in the past few winters. Our hurricane season and daily passing rainstorms can really put a damper on even the toughest of asphalt.
All that water can seep into small cracks that form in your pavement, and it can contract or expand depending on whether we’re experiencing a sizzling summer day or a surprise cold spell. Then, the water can cause those tiny cracks to deepen and widen, leading to bigger problems and costly repairs. Adding a seal coat will block the water from entering the surface of your parking lot, so you’ll be ready for any weather Florida throws your way.
Lengthen the Life of Your Asphalt
There are so many factors that lead to wear and tear on your parking lot. Extreme temperatures can cause your asphalt to crack and split. Fluids from your vehicle, trash receptacles, and rain cause runoff that could erode seams and lead to divots. Snow and ice put stress on the surface of your parking lot and lead to potholes, and hot weather can make it dry and brittle.
Adding a seal coat can block out these harmful elements and minimize the damage done. As a result, you can spend more time enjoying your parking lot and less time stressing about repairs, which will help it last longer. By filling the small cracks, a seal coat can ensure chemicals and water runoff don’t leak beneath your pavement and cause bigger problems.
Avoid Costly Future Repairs
When you leave your asphalt unprotected from the elements, you’re gambling with costly repairs that can arise. Ultraviolet rays, snow, rain, heat, and overuse can lead to costly damage. Unchecked, these problems could cause you to need an entirely new parking lot to be dug up and repaved. Wouldn’t you rather spend a little now to save a lot in the long run?
With seal coating, you’re blocking out those harmful, damaging problems and making a more beautiful surface. Better yet, you’re making it even easier to clean and maintain because the glossy finish causes dirt and debris to wash away with the rain. If you have professionals regularly clean your parking lot, the seal coating can reduce the frequency of their visits, resulting in even more savings on money and time.
If you’re hoping to keep your parking lot functional, attractive, and smooth for years to come, consider regularly protecting your asphalt with a seal coat. Contact our dedicated team at U.S. Pave to discuss your options. We proudly serve commercial clients in Broward, Lee, Duval, Dade, Collier, Orange, Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Palm Beach counties. Don’t just take our word for it; see what our customers say about our services. We’re available for same-day service in the event of an emergency. While you’re at it, check out our additional asphalt services and get a free estimate for your next paving service.
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