Sealcoating forms a protective layer over your pavement to prevent damage and improve its overall appearance. Commercial surfaces experience more traffic and activity than other surfaces, which is why they are more prone to damage and require frequent sealcoating. There is also pressure on commercial property owners to keep their surface in mint condition to retain optimum functionality and provide a better customer experience.
Thus, Doctor Asphalt LLC experts suggest opting for commercial sealcoating services within six months to a year after the pavement is installed. Typically, an asphalt surface needs to be sealcoated every two to three years or so, depending on traffic and wear.
If you want to learn how our professionals perform asphalt sealcoating, below is a summary of the most important steps.
- The first and perhaps the most critical step is ensuring that the cracks are cleaned of all signs of dirt, vegetation, and debris.
- A heat lance is used to blow compressed air of 2300 degrees Fahrenheit into the cracks, so the walls are dry and in perfect condition to adhere to the sealer.
- The cracks are filled with a hot commercial-grade crack sealer.
- All areas that need to be protected from over spraying the sealer are ‘cut-in’ by brushing the sealer 3 feet in, from any surface that cannot be sprayed or edged.
- The first coat of sealer is sprayed over the entire pavement in an even coat and left to dry.
- The second coat is sprayed after the first coat is dry.
- Once the second coat is dry, the striping crew arrives to repaint all traffic lines and parking stalls.
- Your commercial pavement will be drivable within 24 to 36 hours after completion.