The Best Time to Start Sealcoating

The Best Time to Start Sealcoating, Las Vegas, NVHaving your asphalt pavement professionally sealcoated at regular intervals is one of the most effective — and most economical — ways to prolong the life of your pavement. It is also one of the best “beauty treatments” available for asphalt. Here are just ideas on the best time to start sealcoating.

The Best Time to Start Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating forms a hard, protective barrier between asphalt and automotive fluids. Petroleum-based automotive fluids, such as oil, brake fluid and gas, can destroy the binders holding the paving material together. The asphalt softens and begins to crumble.
• Sealcoating performs similarly to the sunscreens used to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. UV rays rob asphalt of the moisture it needs to remain resilient and strong.
• Sealcoating greatly enhances the curb appeal of any property. It brings back the rich, dark color of new asphalt pavement, and it also evens out minor flaws in the pavement’s surface. The result is a smooth, lustrous finish that improves the appearance of the pavement.

What Conditions are Ideal for Sealcoating?

Ideal conditions, according to sealant manufacturers’ specifications, include a relative humidity of no more than 50 percent with both ambient and ground temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures cannot drop below the minimum point while the sealcoating process is underway and until the sealant is thoroughly cured. It is also critical that no water — whether from rain or sprinkler systems — fall on uncured sealcoating.

When is the Best Time to Start Sealcoating in Las Vegas?

In the Las Vegas area, you would be hard-pressed to find a day with humidity levels that are too high to sealcoat. Rain is seldom an issue in the area, which receives an average of little more than four inches per year. With so much sunshine, you might think that it is possible to sealcoat year-round in Las Vegas. However, this is not the case. Conditions can vary annually, but the typical sealcoating season starts during the latter half of March and continues until early November.

If You Need Sealcoating

Affordable Striping & Sealing is a leading asphalt-maintenance provider serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area. We offer sealcoating, crack repair, road markings and parking lot striping. We also provide parking lot layout and design services. We are committed to providing every customer with exceptional customer service, quality work and affordable rates. You can complete our online form to request a free quote, or give us a call at 702-222-9009.

We service the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite, NV!