PROTECT YOUR ASPHALT WITH SEALCOATING
Does your driveway look a little dull? Do you remember the last time your driveway was sealcoated? Driveways must constantly face the outer elements as well as vehicles and other heavy items being parked on them. Bayside we offer professional sealcoating services for residential and commercial property owners who are looking to continually maintain their driveway and keep it looking its best and preserving its life.
What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is the process of applying a protective black coating to asphalt pavements in order to preserve its structural integrity and enhance its appearance. Asphalt itself is a mixture of aggregates (stone, sand, gravel) and a liquid binder that holds it together. Each day, asphalt is exposed to elements that cause deterioration, cracking, and more. Sealcoat acts as a shield to protect from these elements and can extend, and even double the life of your driveway.
Sealcoating is not a structural repair that will completely restore damaged asphalt back to its original state. One sealcoat application will not “fix” a driveway indefinitely. There are aesthetic benefits to sealcoating, but also many limitations. Sealcoat will make your driveway black, but will not “smooth out” rough areas or make cracks disappear.
What Elements Affect My ASPHALT?
The following elements can affect the condition of your residential property's driveway:
Traffic flow of vehicles wears asphalt
UV rays contribute to the oxidation (drying out) of asphalt
Trailers, machinery, or heavy objects can scrape or cause indentations in the asphalt
Water runoff or settlement causes erosion
Freeze/Thaw cycles – water intruding in cracks and expanding
Snow plows, snow blowers, and shovels can scrape the driveway surface
Experts You Can Count On
Driveways are susceptible to damage because they are made of asphalt, sand and stone. The asphalt dries out in the sun and your driveway can become cracked. Driveway sealing can help to stop this from happening. The driveway repair, paving & sealcoating experts at Bayside will be able to seal your driveway so that you don’t need to worry about cracks forming in the future.
Many homeowners don’t always realize this, but there are many different types of sealants out there, so you won’t always know what type a landscaping company is using. Here at Bayside, we use an oil-based sealant that is resistant to oil, gasoline and salt. It is composed of liquid asphalt, sand, solvents, tar and petroleum. Some will notice that these ingredients can also been found in asphalt – this is what makes our sealant the best!
Oil Based Sealer
Oil Based Sealer