What are the benefits of sealcoating your asphalt?
-Beautifies and Protects
-Easier to Clean & Maintain
-Extends Life of Asphalt
-Resists Detergent Cleaners
-Resists Water, Gas & Oil Spills
-Retards Oxidation Damage
-Easier Snow Removal
-Enhances Curb Appeal
Sealcoating will give your asphalt parking lot, Driveway or street a rich, uniform color. Enhancing the visual and
practical appeal and beauty of your property and protect the surface against the Suns damaging UV Rays, water, ice,
Grease, salt, oils, and other harmful agents ensuring a longer life for your asphalt investment.
You spend a great deal of energy, time and expense making your property's exterior beautiful and resilient.
Your parking lot/driveway/street deserves the same care and attention as your store/office/house and lawn.
A dark, black sealed driveway enhances your home/builings appearance and beautifies your property.
Advanced Asphalt LLC uses the highest grade of sealer and combines it with sand and a special additive to provide your
surface with added traction and durability. We believe that you should get the most out of your asphalt investment.
Sealcoating is an affordable option to preventive maintance and will protect your asphalt for years to come.
1. Safety – parking lot striping, or what’s sometimes called, line striping is important to the safety of the drivers
and pedestrians that traverse your parking area daily. Well-defined crosswalks ensure that drivers and pedestrians
watch out for each other and each can reach their destination without incident.
Additionally, parking lot pavement markings help direct traffic flow so that one way streets, stop signs and other
important safety signs are backed up by well marked pavement signs assisting drivers in safely maneuvering through the lot.
When parking lot lines are well-marked on your pavement, drivers know to efficiently move through the parking
lot meaning more time in your place of business and less time navigating through a traffic jam.
2. Maximize Parking Spaces – line stalls that are clearly marked on the asphalt pavement ensure that the
maximum number of cars and trucks can park in the lot at one time. Additionally, clearly marked stalls also
indicate where the right of way for vehicle traffic is and helps parking lots from becoming congested or blocked
off by illegally parked vehicles.
3. Curb Appeal – a freshly stripped parking lot helps maintain curb appeal of your facility. Over time,
parking lot lines will fade under the constant exposure to the elements and the traffic in the parking lot.
Many facility managers will re-stripe their parking lots after their regularly scheduled sealcoating work is completed.
The contrast of the black pavement versus the crisp white, yellow and blue lines most commonly used in
parking lot line striping and parking lot markings make quite a statement. It is very visually appealing.
4. Handicapped Spacing and Access – an important part of line striping is to ensure proper access for handicapped,
make it easier to identify handicap parking spaces and direct visitors to the most direct path to the building.
In addition to making it easier for handicap visitors to navigate within the parking lot, the American Disabilities Act
requires businesses and public facilities to clearly designate handicap spots. Thus, by stenciling these in,
you will be in compliance with the law.
Pavement cracks. It happens and it can’t be avoided. You can, however, avoid costly repairs and premature
pavement deterioration by fixing cracks and other minor problems as they occur.
Cracks in asphalt pavements allow moisture to penetrate the surface which expands cracks, causes potholes and eventually
total asphalt failure. Failure to seal cracks results in further cracking, and will lead to expensive asphalt replacement.
So how does water get inside pavement in the first place? Overall deterioration due to road salts, heavy trucks,
oil spots and sunlight are major factors. While water will directly cause cracks, the other factors are what allow
water to penetrate through the surface layer in the first place. Sunlight dries out the tar in pavement, allowing small
areas for water to seep through. Other forms of damage allow water to get in and cause damage.
See how this all works? This is why routine crack sealing and sealcoating of pavement keeps it in the best possible condition.
The second reason you should fill the cracks in your asphalt is because vegetation will begin growing in them.
As the roots on vegetation get bigger, the plant root can actually push the pavement up and create even more damage.
This breaks the pavement surface and other problems begin occurring.
All of these conditions can usually be avoided by practicing good maintenance and keeping these cracks filled and cleaned as they occur.
It is important to begin a crack sealing program at the first sign of crack developing which can be
anywhere from 1-5 years after initial asphalt installation.
One of the biggest mistakes is waiting too long to begin maintenance.
The quick, easy, cheap fix! Cold patch is a great substitue for fixing pot holes and damaged areas in pavement.
It's a great way to temporarily solve a problemed area in your asphalt, keeping your parking lot, drive way, or road protected,
by slowing the damaged area from further spreading, but most importantly helping keep you, your loved ones and customers safe.
It also helps keep drivers from being annoyed by driving over pot holes creating an uncomfortable ride and potentially causing
several hundred dollars in damage to the suspension and tires of their vehicles.
So why is cold patch only consider a temporary repair?
Cold patch also know as cut back or temporary asphalt, contains oils that keep the asphalt soft enough to use but
it also makes the material too soft to be permanent.
It can be a temporary fix to a pot hole but it does not address what has caused the problem in the base and surrounding areas.
It’s like putting a band-aid fix on something that needs correction for long-term solutions. The idea of cold patch is to fix
the damaged area until proper repair is done.
For more information on properly repairing damaged asphalt see "Hot Asphalt Patching" or "Infrared Repair" listed below.
Cold Patch is available in most home improvment stores, and is simple enough for the average adult to use. With a few simple
Advanced Asphalt LLC offers these services for those who wish to hire a contracor to do the repair.
HOT ASPHALT PATCHING
Hot mix asphalt is the proper much more effective and long-term answer for repairing damaged areas in asphalt.
It is a solution composed nearly entirely of gravel, sand, or stone and held together by asphalt cement.
This is not something for the do-it-yourselfers; the hot mix is heated to over 300 degrees and carried in trucks
to the appropriate property, where trained workers and heavy rollers do the work of filling the holes and repairing any damaged asphalt.
Once the mix hardens, it bonds with the asphalt surrounding it.
While hot mix repairs have a higher upfront cost, they end up costing much less in the long run as repairs last longer.
Advanced Asphalt LLC offers State-of-the-art Infrared Asphalt Repair
Infrared asphalt technology is an effective solution for critical repairs. This unique method blends hot-mix asphalt
right in with the original and then compacts the area to create a seamless restoration. If you notice potholes–especially
in high-traffic areas, pavement heaving, uneven surfaces surrounding catch basins (this is a common problem resulting
after several freeze-thaw cycles), or rough surfaces in drive lanes or parking stalls, it is a good idea to consider
Infrared rays allow deep penetration asphalt repair and reclaiming without causing burning, scaling, or
separation of the asphalt from the aggregate. Additional benefits include: cost savings, as the project is
completed with fewer raw materials; time savings, as this repair option takes less time than traditional
asphalt resurfacing; seamless repairs, as the patch bonds to existing surface and produces no joints for water
to penetrate; and fewer traffic interruptions, as the patch can be driven on almost immediately.