Running a business comes with a lot of responsibilities, one of which is keeping your business location in good, safe, working order. That responsibility extends to your parking lot. If your parking lot looks old and worn, that doesn't send a very good message about your business. It's even worse if the parking lot is unsafe due to cracks, drop-offs, and other problems. One way to make your parking lot look better and be safer without replacing the whole thing is through sealcoating, which involves having a protective sealant put over your entire parking lot surface.
Is your parking lot covered in cracks? Even if there are only a few cracks here and there, sealcoating is still a good option. Once the sealcoat is applied, cracks are closed up and can be painted over for an improved appearance.
Even more importantly, the seal that is formed stops water from seeping into the cracks, where it can freeze, expand, and lead to more cracking. With sealcoating, you'll get rid of cracks and preserve the appearance, integrity, and longevity of your entire parking lot.
Protect your Parking Lot from UV Rays
When you go out into the sun, you (hopefully) put on sunscreen in order to protect your skin from the sun's harsh rays. Sealcoating is basically like sunscreen for your parking lot.
Parking lots stand in the sun day after day, and eventually, all that radiation can start to break down the glue in the asphalt, leading to crumbling and cracking. The constant exposure can also fade the color of your parking lot, leading to a dingy, worn-down lot.
With sealcoating, there will be a layer between the lot and the sun, reducing fading and keeping the glue strong and intact.
Obviously, sealcoating can greatly improve the lifespan of your parking lot. That saves you money in the long run since you'll get more use out of your lot.
Furthermore, sealcoating can save a parking lot from having to be completely torn up and reinstalled. If you want a fresher, newer looking lot without the "brand new" price tag, seal coating is definitely the way to go.
All you have to do to get started is have a professional come out and take a look at your lot. The technician can determine what the lot needs, the cost, and how long the project will take. Once you accept the estimate, you can get started on this exciting project and have a great looking parking lot in no time!
Contact a professional like LSC Construction Services, Inc. to learn more about seal coating.