Congratulations on your fresh sealcoating for your asphalt! Your driveway or parking lot now looks great and has an added layer of protection against the harsh Florida elements. But what comes next? Proper sealcoating aftercare is critical to keeping your asphalt looking and functioning its best for years to come. In this blog post, we will go over the importance of sealcoating aftercare and give you tips on how to maintain your asphalt.
First and foremost, it is important to give your newly sealcoated asphalt ample time to cure before beginning your maintenance routine. We recommend waiting at least 24-48 hours before driving or parking on it, depending on the temperature and humidity levels in your area. Once the asphalt has fully cured, you can begin your regular maintenance routine.
The first step in maintaining your asphalt is to keep it clean. Dirt, debris, and other substances can accumulate on your asphalt and cause it to break down over time. Regular sweeping and cleaning with a mild detergent and water can help keep your asphalt looking its best. For tougher stains, use a pressure washer but be sure to keep the pressure below 2000 psi to avoid damaging the sealcoating.
Another essential component of sealcoating aftercare is protecting your asphalt from damage. Avoid using sharp objects such as shovels or snowplows on your asphalt as they can cause scratches and other types of damage. Also, limit the weight of vehicles that are parked or driven on your asphalt. Avoid driving heavy equipment or vehicles on the sealcoating if possible, and if you must, spread the weight as evenly as possible.
Maintaining the edges of your asphalt is also essential for sealcoating aftercare. The edges of your driveway or parking lot are more vulnerable to cracks and breakage, so make sure to reinforce them with additional sealant. Fill in any cracks or potholes with sealant to prevent further damage from water infiltration and erosion.
Lastly, it is essential to schedule regular maintenance and inspections with a professional sealcoating company. Florida Sealcoating LLC offers maintenance packages and inspections to keep your asphalt in its best condition. Regular inspections can uncover potential problems before they become bigger, more expensive issues. When issues do arise, trust your local sealcoating company to handle the repairs.
Taking care of your asphalt after sealcoating is essential to ensuring it looks and functions its best for years. Maintenance, protection, and regular inspections are all critical components of the sealcoating aftercare process. With these tips and Florida Sealcoating LLC's expertise, you can be confident your asphalt will be well-maintained and last for years to come. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you protect your investment.