Thursday, January 8, 2015

Benefits of Sealcoating

If your property has an asphalt driveway or parking lot, you are aware of the high costs of a repaving. With no maintenance, a new asphalt driveway will last about 7-10 years, but that can more than double with proper care. One of the best things you can do to protect an asphalt surface is to sealcoat it every couple of years. Some of the benefits offered by sealcoating are:
  • Save Money. Sealcoating your asphalt driveway is not an expensive procedure. In fact, it can be done for just pennies per square foot, up to 25 times less than the cost of a complete repaving.
  • Appearance. Over the course of several months and years, UV rays and water can cause oxidation in your asphalt driveway, which turns it brittle and tarnishes the color. A fresh sealcoat restores the pavement to the beautiful, deep black finish that you may remember from its initial paving.
  • Winter Weather Defense. Sealcoating is especially beneficial during the winter months, for more reasons than one. A freshly coated asphalt surface will cause snow and ice to melt faster, in addition to providing extra traction when it gets icy.
  • Durability. Sealcoating provides an extra layer of protection to an asphalt surface that is vulnerable to damage from UV rays, water, and oil drips/spills. Uncoated asphalt is porous and will allow these elements to penetrate its surface and deteriorate its base, but maintaining a good sealcoating schedule can more than double your driveway's lifespan.

If you are overdue for an asphalt sealcoating, call Long Island's most experienced paving contractor at 516-997-PAVE. Stasi Brothers has proudly served the residents of Nassau County for more than 50 years, providing them with high-quality asphalt, masonry, and snow removal services. For more information about our company, visit our website or connect with us on social media – we are active on both Twitter and Facebook.

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