Asphalt is a petroleum based product. It is very flexible when it is first laid. As time passes, the petroleum based products (tar and bitumen) get oxidized and dry out by the sun. The asphalt becomes brittle when the surface color turns gray. It now has lost its flexibility and is going to crack. Cracks then lead to spider cracks looking like alligator skin. Cracks then lead to holes and deteriorated areas, then leading to asphalt replacement. This is why it is so important to seal asphalt.
As everyone knows asphalt is very black when it is first applied, then over time, turns grayish in color. This graying process is called oxidization.
The asphalt liquids have been cooked out leaving only dried out tar and bituminoid. When an asphalt surface gets to this point it is time for it to be seal coated with a premium asphalt seal coat product to protect the surface.
Coal tar and asphalt emulsion petroleum sealers consist of oil, tar and bitumen. It has the same liquid ingredients as hot asphalt. It is also called “liquid asphalt”.
Being oil based, it is able to seep into the pores of the asphalt adding flexibility and protecting it against the natural elements (sun, rain, snow, ice, roots, etc.). This is called the ‘asphalt rejuvenation process’.
It repels the water from the surface and has a beading effect. This prevents water from penetrating small fissures and causing great damage. It creates a buffer against traffic and is resistant to oil, gasoline, salt and many other staining agents.
Before you seal coat or repair any asphalt surface you need to prepare the surface properly. A key part of that process is making sure to remove any grease, oil, gas drips or leaks. Otherwise, the old grease, oil or gas will eat its way back up through the new seal coat or repaired area.
Advantage Lawn Care & Landscaping will apply sealers to all edges by hand or controlled spray pattern, this will reduce the chance of the sealer to stain any surrounding items.
Customers and visitors appreciate a well-designed and well-marked parking lot. A freshly painted parking lot can lend an attractive impression to the overall image of your property. Advantage Lawn Care & Landscaping offers parking lot layout, striping, re-striping and stenciling services for applications such as parking lots, parking garages, factories, warehouses and more. Advantage Lawn Care & Landscaping use the best striping equipment and quality paint available to assists your visitors in the safe use of your parking lot.
Crack Sealing is the most economical way to maintain cracks and expansion joints to increase the longevity of your pavement. Cracking in pavements occurs when a stress is built up in a surface layer that exceeds the tensile of shear strength of the pavement causing a crack to open. Crack sealing and filling prevent the intrusion of water and incompressible materials into cracks. Crack sealing and filling provides superior, long-lasting adhesion and durability under extreme weather conditions.
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