Sealcoating is one of the most important elements of your pavement management plan. A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, or additives. Applied in thin coats, we use pavement sealing to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.

When covered with a dark black sealant, your pavement looks and wears like new. It provides that aesthetic beauty to your facility. Sealcoating also fills surface voids, which reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays. It acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the rate at which water enters pavement. Without it, water can permeate more freely resulting in freeze/thaw expansion and contraction of the pavement.

The resulting smooth and even texture of sealcoating makes the surface easier to maintain year-round, including snow removal and sweeping. Sealcoating also increases pavement flexibility. With its dark black color, it draws heat from the sun and becomes more pliable, helping it to withstand traffic without cracking

Close up of Seal coating and lines
Seal Coating at Life Storage

Preparation and Application

Prior to pavement sealing, any structural failures or cracks on the pavement should be repaired. All potholes must be removed and replaced, cracks must be cleaned and filled, and oil spots cleaned or primed.

Once the pavement is ready, the application can proceed as outlined by our expert technicians