Different Types of Sealcoating

Different Types of Sealcoating

Different Types of Sealcoating

Sealcoating is designed to renew and protect asphalt surfaces. The protective layer that sealcoating in Sanford, FL, provides can eliminate water intrusion, avoid fading and oxidation due to sun exposure, and eliminate damages due to contact with vehicle fluid leaks. It can also restore an asphalt surface to the shiny, black surface it was meant to be. Experts recommend sealcoating your asphalt surface within a year of initial installation and again every 2 to 3 years to ensure the highest level of protection possible and extend the structure's life.

There are four essential components to sealcoating products available on the market. The most critical element is the binder that protects an asphalt surface. The binder in sealcoating products allows it to bond well with the pavement underneath and provides it with the beautiful black color most people associate with asphalt paving. Clay and filler are other essential components of sealcoating products. These components of the sealcoating mixture help to improve its strength. Water is the third primary component of sealcoating mixtures. The use of water allows the other sealcoating features to remain stable and makes it easier for contractors to lay sealcoating on an asphalt surface more smoothly. The final component of sealcoating is the specialty chemicals designed to repel water, make the surface more flexible, and improve ultraviolet ray protection. All sealcoating products include the same essential components but offer different benefits, making it important to select the sealcoating type that best meets your individual paving needs.

Experts provide the following sealcoating types that can be used to maintain your asphalt surfaces.

Asphalt emulsion sealcoating products

Asphalt emulsion sealcoating products are created with pre-emulsified asphalt or hot asphalt. These products are wonderful for cracking prevention and protecting asphalt surfaces from potential damages. Unfortunately, asphalt emulsion sealcoating products do not offer petroleum-based product protection for an asphalt surface. For this reason, rubber polymers and other chemical compositions are typically added to the sealcoating product to improve its defensive performance.

Refined coal-tar sealcoating

Refined coal-tar sealcoating products have an advanced coal tar base that is the resulting byproduct of workers refining coal to create steel. This protective coating has many advantages, including that it resists damage from dangerous UV sun rays and resists many harsh weather elements. It is often the preferred sealcoating option for commercial property owners because it eliminates damages due to petroleum-based products or other fluids that leak from vehicles.

Contact Florida Sealcoating when you are ready for sealcoating in Orlando to protect your asphalt surfaces. We are happy to provide you with a free estimate. In addition, we will come to your site to inspect your existing asphalt surface and determine the best options available for improving and protecting your pavement. Our family-owned and operated company has been in business for more than 35 years. We have the experience and expertise to get the job done right every time. In addition, our focus on customer service and satisfaction allows us to exceed customer expectations with every service we complete.