An asphalt seal coating helps protect your investment. While this coating isn’t essential, it has many benefits.

For example, did you know that adding a seal coating will help snow and ice melt faster on your asphalt? This is a big advantage here in Utah where we get several feet of snow every year.

However, that’s not all the coating will do. This extra layer can benefit your pavement in four other ways as well.

1. Prevents Water Damage

While asphalt is incredibly durable, there are a few substances that can damage it. One of these is water. Rain will often sneak into small cracks and crevices in the pavement.

When the temperature drops, the water freezes and expands, causing the asphalt to move and break.

A seal coating prevents this by filling in all the small porous areas of the pavement. This makes it more difficult for water to get in.

2. Protects Your Asphalt from Foreign Substances

Oil and gasoline are two other chemicals that can have a damaging effect on asphalt.

When left on the pavement, these substances will slowly degrade the asphalt compounds. As a result, your pavement will form potholes and other areas will weaken.

However, with a sealing coat, you’ll have a buffer between these harmful chemicals and the pavement, preventing damages.

3. Prolongs the Life of Your Pavement

Above all else, a sealing coat is useful because it saves you money. With this topcoat, your asphalt will last longer and suffer less damage. Without it, there’s no guarantee.

When the sealing coat is added on top of the asphalt, it also limits the number of divots and voids in the pavement. As a result, it creates a smoother surface that minimizes the effects of oxygen and UV light, both of which will age your pavement.

Investing in sealing coats will help save you money in the long run.

4. Stays Cleaner

Whether your asphalt is used for a driveway or a parking lot, it will encounter a lot of traffic and dirt.

With a sealing coat, your pavement will not only look better for longer than just plain asphalt, but it will also clean up easier. It will only need a quick power wash to get it looking nice again.

Get an Asphalt Seal Coating

An asphalt seal coating makes your driveway or parking lot look better and last longer. Not only that, but it’s more cost-effective as well.

Call Renaissance Asphalt today to learn more about this process and schedule it for your property.