Commercial sealcoating protects a parking lot from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and keeps water and ice from penetrating the asphalt and causing erosion and cracking. The proper sealants applied correctly and regularly can keep a parking lot looking great for years. Typically done in a single day, sealcoating involves applying a coat of sealer across the surface of a parking lot.
Parking lot asphalt is under constant assault
Parking lot asphalt is under constant assault from the sun, rain, snow and ice. By using Smith’s professional asphalt maintenance services, customers can significantly increase the life of existing parking lot asphalt through proper seal coating.
Smiths Sealcoating services includes extensive cleaning of your parking lot blacktop, removing dirt and debris and addressing oil spots. Smith’s Sealcoating often includes crack sealing to ensure any problem spots are properly sealed to protect against further damage.
Quality seal coating means quality products
Quality commercial seal coating means quality products. Sealcoating is also about getting the sealant mix correct for each job — too often, sealcoating contractors water down their mix or buy cheap mix. As in most things, you get what you pay for. Cheaper thinner mixes contain less polymers and solids such as asphalt and tar. Smith’s Sealcoating uses a thick mix that is adjusted on site to account for the parking lot — and even the weather conditions — for that specific day. You should sealcoat every 2-3 years.
When can I sealcoat?
When can I sealcoat? Commercial sealcoating is weather-dependent but is best done between May and September. Most applications take 6-8 hours to properly cure. Striping can be done the same day but we advise striping the next day whenever possible.
Give the expert parking lot asphalt sealing team at Smith’s Sealcoating a call at 518-272-7283 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you right away. We’ll help you design the right commercial seal coating solution to meet your needs.