When should a parking lot be sealed?

Asphalt sealcoating is an important part of maintaining a useful and physically appealing parking lot. As a location that attracts more traffic than other common asphalt surfaces, such as cart paths or private driveways, a parking lot is likely to sustain daily use. Additionally, parking lots generally serve private customers or the public, which creates a need to maintain their physical attractiveness in the face of daily use. For these reasons, sealcoating is an essential process that protects asphalt surfaces from the degrading forces of moisture, abrasive chemicals and oxidation.

The process involves using an asphalt sealant made of acrylics, asphalt emulsion or coal-tar, to shield the bitumen in the asphalt, which is responsible for binding the asphalt together. By choosing to sealcoat an asphalt parking lot, it is possible to double its normal life-span. By undergoing the process within the first year of its construction, lots can expect to maximize protection against traffic, inclement weather and ultraviolet radiation. However, it is necessary to wait at least 90 days before sealcoating any new asphalt construction, making the best time to sealcoat a parking lot between 90 and 365 days after its construction.

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