Sealcoating your Kentucky parking lot preserves and repairs the life of the asphalt.
What causes pavement to wear down?
- Sun UV rays
- Rain & snow hitting the pavement – especially the ice/thaw process that hits Kentucky!
- Chemicals & petroleum
- Natural aging
- Traffic loading
When instituting a program of pavement maintenance, customers usually focus on two things: aesthetics and cost savings. With a good economy, customers will focus on aesthetics and beautify the property. When the economy is struggling, people will look for that “quick fix” to extend the life of their pavement.
By not sealing or filling your pavement, water is able to seep into the cracks. Left unfilled, cracks will allow rain and moisture to flow through pavement and erode base materials, resulting in potholes and pavement failure. Asphalt is a bunch of stone mixed together by tar. That tar is what breaks down. Filling cracks with crack filler helps prevent rain and moisture from flowing through the pavement and causing erosion or failure.
Another part of pavement maintenance is sealcoating. Sealcoating fills small cracks, replenishes asphalt binder, and protects against fuel/oil leaks. Sealcoating has the following benefits:
- Asphalt remains structurally sound
- Enhances aesthetics
- Optimizes safety
- Reduces maintenance costs
Sealcoating and crack filling optimizes safety as the pavement is smoother. Safer pavement reduces your property’s or business’ liability. Finally, sealcoating and crack filling beautify the property, giving potential customers a positive first impression.
Contact T&K Sealing & Striping to learn more about how to preserve your parking lot or to receive a free quote.