Despite its appearance, asphalt is an extremely porous substance. Left unprotected, the surface will fade, soften, pit, and crumble. Seal coating covers the entire surface with a flat black coat that seals the small voids in the asphalt surface. As it dries, the seal coat forms a tough protective skin that keeps your asphalt surface looking clean and new while resisting deterioration from chemicals, rain, sun, and salt.
Sealcoat protects asphalt against the highly
damaging effects of oil, salt and chemical
damage. Sealing prevents water seepage into porous asphalt stopping damage caused by frost, freezing, and thawing.
What causes asphalt to break down and deteriorate? Standard asphalt is very susceptible to natural elements such as sun, wind, rain, snow, frost, and ice. These elements cause oxidization to the pavement, drying out the asphalt. Man made elements such as fuel, oil, antifreeze, and salts break down the oils and cohesive properties of the asphalt.
Having your asphalt professionally
sealed slows down oxidization and water penetration, blocking out natural and man-made elements. Having cracks and small voids filled in your asphalt by an asphalt seal coating professional ensures reducing exposure to oxygen and water, extending pavement life.
Before & After Sealcoat
CMC Sealcoating uses a contractor grade, asphalt sealer specifically formulated as an all-weather protection for asphalt surfaces. The flat black color improves the appearance of the asphalt while prolonging its life. It is durable, adds skid resistance to pavement surfaces, & fast drying.
- helps preserve the asphalt by reducing oxidation
from weather and creating a protective cover that
helps resist damage from water and petrochemicals.
- may be applied by spray, brush, or squeegee to clean
and structurally-sound, asphalt surfaces. A normal
2-coat application rate on sound surfaces is 30
to 50 square feet per gallon of mixed material.
- Coverage rate will ultimately depend on the
application method in addition to the asphalt
Sealcoating functions in the same way as any protective coating. It puts a barrier between the elements and the asphalt. Sealcoat seals in the asphalt's natural flexibility and performance.
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