Just like exposed skin, the harsh Peoria weather can take a toll on pavement that is left unsealed with a quality asphalt sealant. The experts at Hoerr’s Blacktop & Sealcoating understand the importance of the effective protection which comes from asphalt sealcoating, potentially saving you costly repairs in the future.
Being exposed to the elements, asphalt has weaknesses that can lead to premature deterioration over time. Quality sealcoating can help protect against:
- Sunlight or UV rays that dry out pavement
- Water penetration
- Salts, chemicals, and petroleum products
Effective sealcoating can act as a barrier, preventing external elements from damaging the durability of pavement. Weather, temperatures, as well as the common automotive petroleum products such as gas and oil are all elements that shorten the life of asphalt pavements.
The process of applying the protective coating is rather simple. Starting with a clean surface is essential, as dirt or foreign debris can inhibit the adhesion of the sealant. Once the pavement surface is clean, two coats of sealer are applied. The curing step is crucial to the effectiveness of the sealing properties, as traffic within 24 hours of application can lead to premature wear and deterioration.
As with other things in life, prevention is essential to ward off any major issues in the future. Before your asphalt starts to show signs of premature wearing, give the folks at Hoerr’s Sealcoating Service a call. It has been proven that performing sealcoating early in the life of pavement can greatly extend – even double – its natural life cycle.
Call us toll free at 309-222-2979 or contact us here and a skilled technician will be able to provide you with a free estimate today. We are proud to serve the Peoria, Bloomington, and Galesburg areas with the best quality asphalt paving and maintenance work available on the market.