Reasons why you need to seal your pavement.

Seal Coating

Action Asphalt Sealcoating & Striping uses the highest quality sealing products made for asphalt surfaces. 

  • You will be able to walk on your newly sealed asphalt in 2-4 hours.
  • You can drive on it after 24 hours.

Sealing your asphalt driveway or parking lot;

  • Prevent gas, oil, and salt damage.  Only coal tar sealer protects asphalt against the highly damaging effect of gas and oil seepage and all other road chemicals, especially winter salt.
  • Stop weather damage.  Sealing asphalt prevents accumulation of moisture and water seepage in porous pavement structures.
  • Prevent oxidation.  The sun's rays harden and dry out the asphalt surface. This accelerates raveling and can reduce asphalt thickness by as much as half in just five years.
  • Reduce maintenance costs.  The smooth, even surface of sealed pavement makes sweeping, snow removal and maintenance simpler and cheaper.
  • Beautify pavement.  Sealing provides an attractive slate black appearance and restores the original color to asphalt.

Sealcoating can double the life of your driveway or parking lot by protecting it from its enemies: sun, oxidation, weather, water, oil & gas. Action Asphalt Sealcoating & Striping applies sealcoating products tailored for each particular situation to form a tough protective coating over your asphalt pavement.

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The enemy above

Weather, Oxidation, Gasoline, Oils.

 Properly designed parking lots and driveways rarely wear out from traffic. Surface deterioration is usually caused by the weathering effects of the sun and rain as well as the softening effects of deicers, gasoline and oil drippings.

 Oxidation, the graying in color of asphalt pavement, is a sign of fatigue, aging and general surface deterioration. When unprotected pavement becomes oxidized the aggregate will begin to ravel from the surface making the pavement rough. Once the surface becomes brittle, cracks develop, and the pavement deteriorates. Furthermore, water which accumulates in open pavement structures is a major cause of pavement damage.

 Instituting a preventive maintenance program before these damaging elements get a hold on your pavement is important. Application of a  coal tar emulsion is the most cost effective maintenance procedure available. When you sealcoat asphalt you double its life by shielding it from a variety of destructive forces. In addition to its practicality, sealcoating also enhances the appearance of your pavement by giving it an attractive, easy-to-clean, slate black color finish.

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