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Why Should You Seal Your Pavement? 3 Potential Damages

Why seal your pavement?

Sealcoating benefits your concrete against three main causes of damage:

Sun Damage

Roads are subject to increases in temperature, due to natural and artificial heat during convocation with the surface. The surface layer of asphalt can reach a calefaction of 172 degrees Fahrenheit. This reaction with the material melts down the top layer which can result in sinking, potholes and cracks.

Sealcoating aids in the maintenance the integrity and strength of your asphalt. When you decide to sealcoat, you are adding a layer of sealant to the surface layer which acts as a protective solvent much like sunscreen does to our skin. Even more so the same, sealcoat will extend its longevity and slow down its aging process, that would result through its reduction.

Liquid/Moisture Damage

Pavement is extensively affected by natural elements of moisture (like rain and snow) leading to cracks, potholes and its base layer’s degradation. An accumulation of liquid pools seep into the pavement resulting in depression of the surface layer.

Sealcoat helps eliminate these issues and proactively prevent future ones from occurring. Potholes, sinking and alligator cracks can be avoided as a result of the application’s properties working against oxidation, chemicals and water penetration. In addition, this process will fortify the primary layer’s strength and durability against moisture.

Traffic Damage

Not usually thought an impairment, the travel of vehicles often leaves the mass beneath them affected. Larger traffic loads, oversized vehicles, including garbage and delivery trucks’, and tire tracks summate pressure on the pavement. Over time, this layer begins to oxidize and lead to cracks and decay in the road.

The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material. You can think of sealcoat as a barrier against these elements and also an abettor against friction, rust and skid. This process will greatly extend the life of your asphalt and  leave it with a clean, fresh appearance.

An average lifespan of pavement will include several seal coats. Sealcoating is applied either by squeegee or spray to the surface of the pavement slowing down the reduction process. It also protect the top layer from the above common elements of damage and even, color fading or decomposition. It is important to consider this service every 3-5 years to lengthen the lifespan of your pavement. Need help getting started?

At Atlas Construction, we understand the importance of reliable, fast services for asphalt repair and maintenance. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Worried about cost?

At Atlas Construction, we can help you reduce your costs and get the most out of your blacktop or asphalt repair. Our experienced team can help you access your project and give you multiple option for repair and restoration. Atlas Construction has the tools and expertise to ensure a superior paving project regardless of the scope.

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An Atlas Solution for Your Commercial Asphalt

It’s that season again, where the colder months are starting to retreat and the warmer months are coming into view. With improving weather and road conditions, now’s the time to start planning to complete your commercial asphalt projects.  At Atlas, we are ready to help you get your project assessed, estimated and scheduled for the coming months. Which Atlas solution is right for your business?

Solution #1: Sealcoat 

One way to determine yourself what attention your asphalt requires is to consider its surface’s condition. Is the original black color beginning to fade and is the top layer cracking or sinking inward? If so, you may need to sealcoat.
During this process, we apply sealant as another layer of protection to your asphalt. This protects the surface from further damage and also, from natural deterrents including water, oil left on the road and UV heat. The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material. You can think of sealcoat as a barrier against these elements and also an abettor against friction, rust and skid. This process can also greatly extend the life of your asphalt.

Solution #2: Crack Fill

Another solution is filling of cracks in your existing asphalt. During our assessment of your project, we can identify large problem areas, smaller ones such as alligator cracks* and potential areas of cracking. We’ll then fill these with flexible material designed to prevent further diffusion and strengthens the base layer from supplementary damage. You can look at this as a way to preserve your asphalt and save you future expensive maintenance and repair costs.

Solution #3: Striping

You can also consider striping of your asphalt. Especially if your commercial property includes high traffic areas of vehicles and pedestrians, you’d want to consider this option. At Atlas Construction services, we offer a range of customized markings. Do you need to restripe lines in your car lot? Create additional parking spaces? Direct traffic? Add safety precautions? Become ADA compliant? We can assist you with each of these needs.

So, you realize you do need to get going on your commercial project. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Don’t hesitate, we are waiting to hear from you! Get in contact with us.

sales@atlasconstruction.build or call 303.330.8322.

*How to repair Alligator Cracks

Asphalt has to be resistant enough so that it will not distort or displace over time with heavy traffic loads and changes in temperature. Alligator cracks are often caused by the burdens put upon the underlying layers of your asphalt. Here’s the process we follow to alleviate damage and restore your concrete:

  1. Inspect the source. We check the surrounding areas and assess the extension of existing cracks.
  2. Appraise the sub-base layers of asphalt to evaluate the scope of damage.
  3. Extract damaged sections of the sub-base layers and replace with fresh asphalt.
  4. Reconstruct the surface. A new surface can extend the durability and life of your asphalt and assure no more alligator cracking. This step is usually considered if the previous extraction processes would no longer be the most cost-effective.