cost savings sealcoating

Published: September 8, 2021

Whether you’ve just gotten fresh asphalt or you’re trying to protect your existing pavement, the best way to preserve its durability and appearance is through a professional sealcoat. Sealcoating is not only cost-effective, but is also a beneficial way to protect your long-term asphalt investment and enhance its appearance.

To keep your road or parking lot properly maintained and protected, Daniel B. Krieg, Inc. has a range of asphalt maintenance services, including sealcoating. Sealcoating is critical, as it will save you money over time, allowing you to allocate more of your budget to other pressing issues.

Why Is Sealcoating Important?

Asphalt pavement contains aggregates or small stones that combine with other fillers. Asphalt cements these elements together, creating a flexible and durable surface for roadways and parking lots. However, asphalt pavement isn’t naturally resistant to water damage, and that’s where sealcoating comes into play.

Asphalt sealcoating is a liquid layer that covers a paved surface by using a spray or squeegee method. The sealant protects your asphalt from harmful elements such as ultraviolet rays, snow, rain and even fluids from vehicles like oil, gasoline and coolant. With constant exposure to the elements like this, cracks will form in the asphalt surface. Additionally, asphalt pavement can fade over time.

A fresh sealcoat every 4-5 years enhances pavement’s appearance and protects it from rain, UV-rays, oil spills, and other chemical fluids.

While sealcoating helps protect your asphalt, it does not necessarily fix existing issues like cracks. Before the sealcoating process begins, any cracks should be filled.

cost savings sealcoating

How Can Sealcoating Save You Money?

Sealcoating is a cost-effective solution that saves you money in the long run. It maintains and extends the pavement's life, which reduces the long-term costs of making repairs.

For example, ultraviolet rays from the sun can do a number on your pavement. UV rays can affect the asphalt's appearance and integrity. Over time, the sun can fade your pavement, turning it from deep black to brown or gray. It can also dry out the pavement, causing it to crack and crumble and leading to premature failure. Sealcoating adds a protective layer against UV rays, saving you money on restoration and repairs.

Sealcoating can also save you money by helping prevent breaks and cracks in your pavement. When water enters through cracks or potholes begin to form, the asphalt pavement's base starts to erode. As this happens, the pavement becomes less durable and flexible. A layer of sealant can shield against damage, saving you from costly repairs.

Finally, vehicle fluids like gas and oil have petroleum bases. The chemicals in these fluids try to re-combine when they contact each other, which will start to break down the asphalt holding the aggregate and pavement together. With these chemicals eating away at your pavement, cracks, breaks and potholes can begin to form. However, sealcoating the asphalt slows the penetration process, allowing you more time to remove the fluids and creating a long-lasting pavement solution.

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Long-Term Cost-Saving Benefits of Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating costs depends on different aspects like how large the project is, the current condition of the pavement, how porous the asphalt is, if any crack filling is also needed, and a variety of other factors. But no matter the type of project you have, sealcoating will save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. How much you can save depends on several factors, such as:

  • Amount of traffic
  • How quickly you repair cracks
  • Size of asphalt area
  • Type of paved area like a parking lot or road
  • Vehicles it supports

If you have a 10,000-square-yard parking lot, it has an estimated lifespan of 25 years. If you choose not to get the pavement sealcoated every 4-5 years, you can expect to start making repairs after two years with an overlay installation after seven. However, if you invest in sealcoating, you can save $100,000 or more over the lifespan of the pavement.

Another example is a 75-space parking lot that undergoes light usage. If you apply sealant every 4-5 years, your total sealcoating cost over 12 years would be about $60,000. However, if you choose never to get sealcoating, you will have to restripe about every 18 months and risk having to do an overlay, which can add up to $105,000 or more.

Without sealcoating, you might spend two to three times as much as you paid for your pavement over its lifespan. That's why maintaining your asphalt pavement with sealcoating can save you tens of thousands of dollars. If you take time for preventative upkeep, it can last twice as long. The long-term benefits are well worth the initial cost of sealcoating.

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Contact Us for a Free Sealcoating Quote Today!

Our asphalt maintenance services range from commercial asphalt sealcoating and crack filling to tack and prime coat services. Our team of experts at Daniel B. Krieg, Inc. knows firsthand how sealcoating can benefit asphalt pavements in the long run while also saving you money. While we suggest performing sealcoating every four to five for protection and appearance maintenance, it also depends on your specific requirements. We can help you through the process from beginning to end to determine what best suits your commercial projects.

Reach out to us online to learn more about our sealcoating costs and how we can support your operations. To receive a free quote, call a Daniel B. Krieg, Inc. representative at 800-334-4929. We prioritize innovation by researching new techniques and products to ensure we’re delivering top-tier solutions.

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