Liller Paving & Excavating Offers Quality Asphalt Sealing and Coating
Liller Paving & Excavating provides unmatched asphalt sealing and coating in Fort Ashby, WV, and the surrounding areas. Asphalt sealing and coating refer to the process of applying protective layers to surfaces. These layers enhance its durability, appearance, and resistance to damage caused by weather, chemicals, and traffic. We invite you to read more about the benefits, costs, and tips for the process.
Asphalt sealing typically involves applying a liquid sealant to the surface. The sealant consists of a coal tar or asphalt-based product that fills small cracks and voids. Using this product prevents water penetration and minimizes damage from freeze-thaw cycles. It also provides protection against oxidation caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Learn How the Asphalt Sealing Process Works
The sealing process typically begins with thoroughly cleaning the asphalt surface and removing any debris, dirt, or vegetation. Our contractors then apply various methods of spraying, brushing, or squeegeeing. Sealing aims to create a uniform, thin layer covering the entire surface, including cracks and joints. After applying the sealant, it needs time to cure and dry before using the asphalt again.
Asphalt Coating Also Undergoes a Process
Asphalt coating, involves the application of a thicker layer of material to the surface of the asphalt. Coatings consist of a polymer-modified asphalt emulsion or a specialty coating material. The purpose of the coating is to provide additional protection against wear and tear, UV degradation, and chemicals.
Coating Consists of Several Layers Stacked on Top of Each Other
Our crew typically applies the coating in multiple layers, with each layer curing before the next one is applied. The coating process may involve spraying or using a squeegee or brush to ensure even distribution. Once we apply the coating, it forms a protective barrier that extends the asphalts lifespan and enhances its appearance.
Providing Essential Maintenance to Surfaces
Sealing and coating are essential for maintaining asphalt surfaces, particularly in areas with harsh weather conditions or heavy traffic. They help prevent water penetration, reduce cracking and pothole formation, and protect against damage from UV rays and chemicals. Regular maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of asphalt surfaces and save costs in the long run.
It’s important to note that professionals should perform asphalt sealing and coating. We have the necessary expertise and equipment to ensure proper application and adherence to safety guidelines.