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Why and When Should I Seal My Blacktop?
Blacktop should be sealed the year after it is installed. This gives it adequate time to cure but does seal it before deterioration causes significant damage.
Cracksealing keeps water out of the subgrade to prevent freeze thaw cycles from causing settling, breakup and potholes.
Sealcoating protects good blacktop from deteriorating like paint protects wood.
Just as we wouldn't let the wood on our home begin to rot before painting it is important to seal good blacktop to protect it rather than waiting until it looks bad and then hoping for miracle rejuvenation.
Unsealed Asphalt Surfaces Breakdown and Deteriorate
The sun's ultraviolet rays break the essential strength and flexibility out of asphalt, leaving it brittle and full of hairline cracks that make the surface vulnerable to water invasion. Aggregate ravels from the surface and the pavement becomes rough. Water penetration enlarges cracks and freeze/thaw cycles add to the breakdown. Further surface deterioration occurs from gas and oil leaks that soften and pit the asphalt. These stained areas combine to give an unsightly and uncared-for look to a faded surface.
Effects of Freeze-Thaw
AMGUARD asphalt maintenance products from American Stone-Mix offer a complete program to preserve your investment in asphalt.
AMGUARD Sealcoating Can Double the Life of Your Asphalt