Sealcoating for Winter Asphalt Protection

Water is the enemy of asphalt. When water seeps into and under asphalt, it can cause deterioration, settling and other problems. Winter can be the worst time for water penetration into asphalt. If it is in or under the asphalt, it can freeze, expanding and contracting. This can cause cracking and premature wear on asphalt. To protect asphalt from winter damage, routine sealcoating can be the best option.

What Is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating is the best way to extend the life of asphalt surfaces, including driveways, parking lots and basketball courts. This process should be done for the first time a few months after asphalt is installed, then every 2-3 years afterward. This coating seals the asphalt and protects it from water penetration. As the sealcoating wears off, the asphalt becomes vulnerable to moisture. If it has been over two years since the last sealcoating, it is a good idea to perform this process before the next winter arrives.

Sealcoat Asphalt in Mild Temperatures

While sealcoating is needed for winter protection of asphalt, it needs to be done when it is dry and warm. It is best to have this service performed before temperatures drop too low or wet weather is the norm. You should have a stretch of 3-4 dry days with temperatures above 50 degrees to ensure the sealcoating process is completed correctly. Besides protecting the asphalt, sealcoating can make the surface look new again, an extra benefit of this procedure.

Sealcoating can help asphalt surfaces last for 20 years or more, surviving decades of wet or cold winters. Make sure your asphalt surfaces are protected with routine sealcoating every few years.

ACE Paving & Maintenance
3465 Francis Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 686-3758

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