As a pavement industry professional, I highly recommend completing asphalt sealcoating during the spring and summer seasons. This preventative maintenance is essential for extending the life of your pavement and protecting it from winter weather damage.
Sealcoating should be done right after major repairs or before major repairs are needed. It seals your asphalt and prevents precipitation from damaging its integrity. Winter weather, especially when combined with precipitation, can cause cracks, potholes, and sinkholes. Therefore, it is important not to procrastinate and to prevent further damage by sealing your pavement now.
Planning for sealcoating should be included in your yearly pavement maintenance budget. Be sure to ask your local parking lot advisor for a bid for the upcoming year. Scheduling early also gives you priority and tentative dates can be secured.
It is important to make the most of your investment by addressing any other pavement needs at the same time. Make sure the bids you receive include any necessary asphalt repairs, signage, striping, and stenciling.
If you do not have a trusted parking lot advisor, be sure to get multiple bids and ask for recent customer reviews. The best price may not always equate to the best work, so do your due diligence. Your investment in pavement sealcoating is significant, and taking care in choosing the right company can affect its longevity.