The professionals at DuMor Construction, Inc know how important it is that our customers know what to expect during any asphalt repair or maintenance process, including asphalt driveway sealcoating, which is why we are here to explain what to expect when our team protects your driveway with this service.
Driveway sealcoating is the process of applying a protective coating to an asphalt driveway to enhance its appearance while preserving its structural integrity. Asphalt is comprised of a mixture of aggregates (including sand, stone and gravel) and a liquid binder that serves to hold it together. Driveways are exposed to elements that lead to deterioration on a daily basis. A sealcoat acts as a shield to protect against harmful elements while extending the life of your driveway.
Why Do You Seal Your Driveway?
Asphalt is an impressive compound that has many capabilities, but it is not indestructible. Certain elements can cause its molecular structure to break down. When this happens, the asphalt pavement can lose its binding abilities as well as waterproofing. Have you ever seen a road change from black to grey? This is the result of this process. Sealcoating is done when a protective black coating is added to asphalt pavement to preserve its integrity. Routine maintenance keeps your asphalt driveway protected and it also improves its appearance. Sealcoating should be done every 2 to 3 years.
What Elements Wear Down my Driveway?
Water, gas, salt, UV rays, oil and other elements and materials can lead to the breakdown of your driveway surface. Traffic flow can also contribute to the wear of asphalt in addition to heavy object such as trailers or heavy objects that can indent or scrape the asphalt surface. Freeze/thaw cycles can cause water to enter into cracks and expand, which can cause significant damage to your driveway as well. Snow plows, shovels and snow blowers can also scrape your driveway surface. As you can see, it is nearly inevitable that your driveway is damaged over time, which is why sealcoating is so important.
How is it Applied?
Our driveway paving team hand brushes every driveway with a wide broom with bristles. We have found that hand-brushing is proven to last longer than other methods and it creates consistent coverage. This also eliminates overspray from seeping onto other surfaces in your yard, including walkways and your grass. We use high quality pavement sealer for all of our sealcoating projects.
Our team members are professional and well-trained. We treat our customers like our friends and care about their needs. We use top of the line materials in combination with new and well-maintained equipment. We are committed to delivering the same customer service and professionalism to each client with clear and regular communication and professionalism. We know that you will have a positive experience working with DuMor Construction, Inc. for your asphalt driveway sealcoating project. Give us a call today!