ANSWER & QUESTION
Every asphalt maintenance project begins with an informative consultation during which you can get all the answers you need to start planning to fix your pavement. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to give you insight into what planning for asphalt maintenance requires and how our team can help.
- Improper Curing: Sealcoating requires time to cure and harden properly. If the pavement is not given enough time to dry and harden, tire marks could form when cars drive over it.
- Heavy Vehicles: Tire marks on freshly sealed pavement can occur when heavy vehicles are driven over the surface too soon after the sealcoat is applied. The weight of the vehicle can create indentations in the soft surface, leaving tire marks.
- High Temperatures: Hot weather can cause sealcoating to soften and become more malleable, allowing tire marks to form more easily.
- Poor Quality Sealcoat: Poor quality sealcoat can create a sticky and soft surface that is more prone to tire marks.
Paving is the process of installing a new layer of asphalt on top of an existing surface or creating a completely new surface. The process involves preparing the ground or existing asphalt surface by removing any debris, grading it to the proper slope, and then laying a new layer of asphalt material. Paving is typically done when the existing surface is too deteriorated, cracked, or has potholes.
Sealcoating, on the other hand, is a protective layer applied on top of the existing asphalt surface. It acts as a barrier between the asphalt and the
elements, preventing damage to the surface caused by sun, water, and chemicals. Sealcoating can extend the lifespan of asphalt surfaces by protecting them from cracking and fading due to oxidation caused by UV rays. The process involves applying a layer of sealant to the surface, allowing it to dry, and then adding a second layer for added protection.