Five Reasons to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot | Asphalt Paving Company, Wichita, Kansas

Along with routine inspections and maintenance, it is recommended that sealcoat is applied to new asphalt parking lots approximately 12 months after the initial installation and again on a regular basis every 36-48 months. Encore Pavement, a full-service concrete and asphalt paving company in Wichita, Kansas, has developed a list of the top five reasons to sealcoat your parking lot.

The Benefits of Sealcoating

  • Protects the Asphalt

    The application of sealcoat to asphalt protects it from the effects of weather, salts, oils, sunlight and other substances that can cause asphalt failure. When asphalt is properly protected, its serviceable life will be significantly extended by preventing oxidation of the surface, reducing aggregate raveling and greatly improving resistance to damage from vehicle traffic.

  • Improves Appearance and Value

    According to Josh Clevenger, partner and vice president of Encore Pavement, “Parking lots are one of the first things visitors notice. Sealcoating provides a deep, rich black color and makes traffic lines more visible, which helps to communicate that the property is well cared for.”

  • Extends Asphalt Life

    Maintaining asphalt with sealcoat is a small expense that secures nearly a 300 percent increase in asphalt life. An unmaintained surface will likely require an overlay in as little as seven years compared to 15 years or more for a sealcoat-maintained parking area.

  • Is More Cost-Effective

    It is much more cost-effective to maintain asphalt rather than replace asphalt. According to Clevenger, sealcoating by a reputable asphalt paving company in Wichita, like Encore Pavement, costs pennies per square foot, whereas asphalt repairs cost dollars per square foot.

  • Ensures Safety and Compliance

    New sealcoat should be accompanied by new parking lot striping. A professionally planned, ADA-compliant parking lot maximizes space, creates a safe and efficient traffic flow and ensures accessibility for all, including those with disabilities.

Contact Encore Pavement

Partner with a trusted asphalt paving company in Wichita, such as Encore Pavement, for your sealcoating needs. Contact us at (316) 677-8000 so we can provide a professional estimate!

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Featured Project: First Student, Wichita, Kansas

This large parking lot at First Student desperately needed some TLC to not only improve the aesthetics but also to protect the asphalt surface from weather elements and from a large volume of heavy traffic. After completing numerous asphalt repairs, our Encore Pavement crews completed the multi-phase crack sealing, sealcoating, and striping project. Those yellow buses sure do give the striping paint a good pop!

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