Why Sealcoating?

Asphalt pavement, to keep in simple terms, is primarily rock and/or stone and gravel, along with a binder. The rock, or aggregate, is held together with this binder also known as asphalt cement. The binder is created from the distillation process of certain crude oils. Maintaining this binder is essential in prolonging the deterioration of asphalt surfaces. Rain, U.V. rays, and chemicals, as they are introduced into the asphalt, will degrade the binder and thus begin the degradation process of the asphalt. This will continue and create a surface that turns brittle. To reduce the effects of these elements, it is important to implement a maintenance program that utilizes sealcoating to extend the life of your parking lot or driveway.

Sealcoating will provide a layer of protection blocking out the elements: water, oils, and U.V. damage. In addition, an oil based sealer will reintroduce the binder which holds together the asphalt itself. Also, a key process to ensure a proper bond between the sealer and the asphalt surface is the preparation.

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Rocky Mountain Asphalt Service will take the time to prepare the asphalt surface by edging, cleaning free of dirt and debris, sealing open cracks with hot rubberized sealant prior to applying our commercial grade sealers and rejuvenates.

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