Crack sealing will boost the curb appeal of any residence or business. Nothing looks worse on an asphalt parking lot than wide-open cracks with grass growing out of them. When you take the time to have the cracks sealed in your parking lot it shows that you take pride in the look of your property, as well as the longevity of your asphalt.
Prevents Water Penetration
Water penetration is the largest cause of cracks in asphalt. Crack sealing will reduce the amount of water penetration by creating a barrier so that the water can’t seep into the base layers. Cracks that are left without sealing will allow water to erode the base materials, this causes the asphalt to shift which allows more cracks and potholes to form.
Prolongs Pavement Life
Asphalt parking lots and driveways are a large investment for your property, as a property owner, it is in your best financial interest to maintain your parking lot. Crack sealing can help to more than double the lifespan of an asphalt parking lot.
Just like regular oil changes help to keep costs down on vehicle repair, yearly crack sealing will help you save money in the long run on your asphalt parking lot. Yearly crack sealing will prevent any existing cracks from growing. Cracks left without sealing will expand year after year, this will cost more money in the long run as areas left unattended will eventually require costly hot asphalt patchwork and eventually repaving.