As your commercial lot’s pavement starts to wear down, you’re faced with multiple options for restoring its integrity and appearance. Filling cracks, patching potholes, or repaving entire driveways – these are all important and sometimes necessary tasks to consider. However, wouldn’t it be better to stave off these repairs for as long as possible? If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then sealcoating your commercial driveway(s) every few years is a worthy investment. This process involves applying a thin liquid layer of asphalt over an already-paved surface to provide additional protection from environmental factors such as UV rays, moisture, and more.
Let’s explore the top three benefits of driveway sealing at your commercial lot.
Top Three Benefits of Driveway Sealing at Your Commercial Lot
1. Minimize Maintenance Costs
Many tasks fall under the umbrella of “asphalt maintenance,” including minor repairs, regular cleaning, periodic repaving, and much more. The required frequency of these maintenance tasks is largely dependent on your commercial pavement’s level of activity and ongoing condition. If, for instance, your lot receives plenty of traffic and you’re located in a region with harsh environmental conditions (New England winters, for instance), you’ll have to invest more in asphalt maintenance over time. Driveway sealcoating is considered a maintenance task, but it’s one that pays dividends. Sealcoating your commercial asphalt diminishes the negative effects of traffic and weather on its integrity, meaning you’ll invest in fewer repairs and repaving projects in the long run. If you want to save time and money caring for your asphalt, sealcoating it every few years relieves much of this maintenance burden.
2. Extends Asphalt’s Longevity
Sealcoating fills surface damage and shields the asphalt from harsh UV rays and moisture penetration. These perks might seem somewhat minor, but they can add up to several additional years of life for your commercial lot. As we discussed in our previous blog, “The Lifecycle of New Asphalt Parking Lot Paving,” an asphalt surface can endure as long as 25 years or more – if course, it only makes it this far if it’s properly maintained throughout its life. Coating your commercial parking lot with a high-quality driveway sealer every few years or so is one way to ensure that your pavement enjoys as long a life as possible.
3. Amplifies Appearance
When it comes to caring for your property, functionality and safety are more important than appearances. However, the way a paved surface looks is often directly related to its overall condition. Indeed, though the main purpose of asphalt sealcoating is to protect and preserve your paved surfaces, this task also restores the asphalt’s appearance by providing it with a new, smooth, richly dark layer. Restoring your pavement’s aesthetic in this way gives your entire curb appeal a boost, attracting more people to your place of business and boosting employee morale. Repaving achieves a similar result but requires much more time, money, and effort. Sealcoating, on the other hand, is done relatively quickly and at a far lower cost than repaving.
Time to Seal the Deal at Your Commercial Lot?
Asphalt sealcoating is one of the most important long-term maintenance tasks you can pursue for your commercial pavement. The pros at Cassidy Paving are happy to provide the right commercial driveway sealer solution for your commercial parking lot and driveways. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next asphalt project!