All about Seal Coating

Our residential clients often ask:

“What Is Seal Coating?”

‘Seal coat’ is a type of liquid that is used on asphalt in order to keep it protected from various damaging agents that reduce its lifespan. These agents include oxidation, UV rays, traffic, as well as winter cracking.

Seal coating is essential for pavements, driveways, parking lots, and asphalts in cold climates. In climates like ours, around the Charlotte, Mint Hill, Matthews, Pineville and Union County communities in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, seal coating is both effective and very important to keep your asphalt driveway looking good and in great shape.

Asphalt is produced by petroleum, and therefore, it is prone to reacting with other petroleum products. To stop asphalt from having this effect, seal coating is required. In simpler words, sealcoating is the application of a top coating which acts as a protective material over the asphalt surface.

Why Is Seal Coating So Important?

Many homeowners in the South Charlotte area don’t know the importance of seal coating. Asphalt surface consists of gravel, sand, rock, along with a binding agent which keeps all these materials together. This agent is produced by the distillation process of specific crude oils. Due to the natural aging process, the binding agent breaks down and becomes incapable of holding all the key ingredients together. This results in damaged asphalt.

Making sure this binding agent stays healthy is crucial to the well being of your asphalt. Needless to say, without the binding agent, the pavement, driveway, or any other asphalt surface will likely break down. The most common factors which add to the degradation of this binder are UV rays, car oil, rain, and various chemicals.

Seal coating helps maintain your investment in an asphalt driveway.

For the proper maintenance of the driveway of your home or business parking lot, you should consider having your asphalt seal coated on a regular (every 2-5 yrs) basis. As long as you follow reasonable maintenance plan, you can increase the lifespan of the asphalt considerably. It goes without saying that you will be saving a significant amount of money while your driveway will be looking fresh and as good as new. Also, there won’t be a better way to do so than consulting a professional service to look after your seal coating tasks!

Driveway seal coating, seal coating asphalt, or parking lot seal coating; call Counts Contracting, NC to do the job.

Counts can answer any questions you have about seal coating!

When it comes to seal coating, we have all the answers. Counts Contracting has been in the business a long time and we’re capable of taking on seal coating projects of all sorts. Our over 15 years of experience in the industry speaks volumes for our success. Not only that but we can show you actual customer testimonials and references you can call to find out how great of a job we did on a seal coating, driveway paving, or parking lot paving project.

Anymore questions about seal coating? Live in Mint Hill, Matthews, Pineville or the Waxhaw / Union County area and need to get set up for maintenance on your asphalt driveway? Call Counts!

We also serve Lancaster, Indian Land and Fort Mill South Carolina | Monroe, Stallings, Indian Trail 

By | 2016-10-26T03:36:55+00:00 July 7th, 2015|News Feed, Seal Coating, sealcoating|0 Comments

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