Protects from Freeze and Thaw Cycle
Water is one of the most damaging elements to your asphalt surface. When frozen, water expands in size and becomes one of the strongest forces in nature. This problem is extremely prevalent in the Portland area due to our climate. The problem with water collecting in the pores and cracks of asphalt is that the surface freezes first, forcing the ice to move downward. This, in turn, will cause deep cracking of the asphalt down to the gravel base which will soften and damage the integrity of the base leading to further deterioration of the asphalt surface. If water is continually allowed to penetrate the surface of the asphalt, the effect of the freeze and thaw cycle will destroy the asphalt in a short period of time.
We will work around your schedule and can do any size job - no job is too big or too small!
Protects Surface From Drying Out
Sealcoating will also restore the elasticity to the surface of the asphalt. Asphalt is elastic by nature which is a good thing, since it expands and contracts from the heat of the sun. Asphalt, being black in color, absorbs heat from the sun very efficiently. If the asphalt is left unprotected, the heat will dry out the blacktop and cause it to become brittle. This will lead to cracking followed by premature failure of the asphalt. After the asphalt has failed, the only option is to replace.
Call for free estimate: 503-313-7763
Location: Oregon City/Portland area
Resists gas and oil drippings
Sealcoat fills the naturally porous surface of asphalt, protecting it from the damaging effects of water, gasoline, oil, diesel, salt, cleaning products and chemicals.
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