In our 50-plus years of building great parking lots and driveways throughout the Southern Indiana and Louisville area, we’ve learned that proper asphalt maintenance is the key to maximizing pavement life. Sealcoating your asphalt helps resist harmful weather elements to extend the life of your pavement, making it the most cost-effective solution to sustaining your investment in your commercial property.
Parking Lot Sealcoating
Regularly sealing your parking lot is crucial in safeguarding it from various threats, such as softening caused by oil or gas leaks, damage from the sun’s UV rays, and water/salt infiltration. In addition, neglecting proper maintenance can significantly decrease the lifespan of your parking lot, loading zone, or roadway. The longer your asphalt is exposed to the elements, the quicker it deteriorates, resulting in a cracked, pitted, unattractive, hazardous, and expensive-to-repair surface. By creating a protective barrier over your asphalt, sealcoating shields it from its natural adversaries, prolonging its life.
Proper maintenance should allow for a good 15-20 years of life out of your asphalt paving. To meet that goal, our experts recommend the following:
- Sealing your parking lot the first year after it was installed and every 4 – 5 years after. The sealant also creates a smooth surface for parking lot striping and pavement stencils.
- Asphalt driveways need the first sealcoat 6 – 12 months after installation and every 3-4 years after that to stay in top shape.
- Applying a sealant over the entire paved surface is also a good choice after any repairs to prevent damage from reoccurring and create a seamless look.
The Sealcoating Process
Proper preparation and application of an asphalt sealant are crucial for long-lasting pavement protection. The sealcoating process typically involves preparing the surface by cleaning and repairing any cracks or damage. Next, a sealant layer is applied using either a squeegee or spray method. Finally, the sealant must cure for at least 24 hours before traffic can resume. Curing time may vary based on temperature and humidity levels.
For the best sealcoating in Louisville, KY, call Libs Paving Company Company!
After we build a great parking lot or driveway for your property, we want it to look its best for years and decades. The Libs Paving Company family would like to thank you for considering us for your asphalt maintenance needs. We look forward to serving you!