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5 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Pavement this Summer

5 Reasons to Sealcoat Your Pavement this Summer

The summer season is officially in full swing here on the East Coast — but is your driveway or parking lot ready to take the heat? If you’re on the fence about whether to get private or commercial seal coating maintenance for your Montgomery County, PA home or business, you’re in luck! Check out some of these benefits of getting a good seal coating before the summer arrives in force, courtesy of your team at Superior Seal Coating.

1. Extend Your Pavement’s Life

Seal coating adds a protective layer onto your lot and driveway, acting as a shell to protect it from the seasonal elements. This is especially critical during the summer heat that brings intense sunlight and rain from storms. Because sealcoating protects your pavement from outdoor elements, it will inevitably lengthen it's life.

2. Avoid High Repair Costs

Your pavement is directly exposed to the elements when it is not seal coated. Over time, this exposure invites damage such as cracks and potholes that can be expensive to repair. Even worse, if the damage isn’t contained, you may end up needing a whole new driveway or parking lot sooner than you expected. Sealcoating can help avoid these hefty costs later on down the road.

3. Protect Against Water and Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Unprotected pavement is also vulnerable to water damage. During the winter, this issue is made worse when water seeps into small cracks during the warm season and later freezes. Water expands when frozen, causing even larger cracks and other damage. Seal coating can help prevent this damage by sealing the small cracks and keeping water out.

4. Blocks the Drying Effects of Sunlight

The sun itself can also damage your pavement, and while it’s most acute in the summer, it is also a threat year-round nonetheless. In just the same way you wear sunscreen for protection, seal coating fills in surface voids and protects your asphalt surfaces from the sun's rays.

5. Avoid Damage from Auto Fluids

Asphalt is a petroleum product. Consequently, when auto fluids like gas and oil fall on the asphalt, they can dissolve into the surface, softening it and eventually causing breakage and cracks. However, spills are inevitable, and although you can clean and wash out the spills, it’s far easier to protect your driveway or lot from this damage in the first place with seal coating. For more information on driveway and parking lot sealcoating maintenance for Montgomery County, PA communities, don’t hesitate to give Superior Seal Coating a call today at 484-348-4972 for a free on-site consultation.