With its luxurious appearance, speed of construction, and economical price, it is not surprising that you can find asphalt paving used for streets, jogging trails, parking lots, and other pavements in many Atlanta subdivisions. These benefits alone make asphalt the logical choice for gated communities, condominiums, HOAs, and subdivisions, but, if you add in asphalt paving’s potential longevity, the scales are tipped even further in asphalt’s favor. However, if you expect to reap all the benefits of asphalt, you will need to maintain it properly, and a vital procedure for doing so is the periodic application of a high-quality sealcoating.
What Is Sealcoating?
Sealcoat is a mixture of concentrated sealant, water, and silica sand, and they may also include an additive to enhance certain properties of the sealant. The employees of a sealcoating company use sprayers, squeegees, or both to apply the liquid sealant. Typically, when sealcoating parking lot pavements, workers apply a thin coat, allow it to dry, and then apply a second thin coat. Inexperienced parking lot maintenance companies often try to apply sealcoating as one thick coat. This will yield unsatisfactory results that will require you to have the work performed a second time within a matter of weeks or even days.
Why Is Sealcoating Atlanta Asphalt Pavements Beneficial for HOAs and Subdivisions?
Property owners expect their boards or associations to use the dues they collect to help protect property values, attract potential buyers, and ensure that the neighborhood is safe, attractive, and comfortable. Faded, damaged pavements negatively impact these goals. However, by adding sealcoating to your asphalt maintenance plan, you can protect your pavements from their enemies. Two formidable enemies of asphalt pavements are vehicle fluids and ultraviolet radiation. Sealcoating blocks the UV rays that turn asphalt pavements dry, brittle, and prone to cracking, and it helps prevent damage from vehicle fluids that turn asphalt pavements soft and crumbly. Furthermore, sealcoating will usually restore the luxurious color that the pavement had when it was new.
How Often Should HOAs Schedule Their Sealcoating Applications?
Sealcoating companies normally recommend an initial application as soon as the asphalt has had time to cure adequately. Depending on the time of year, sealcoating parking lot pavements could happen within two or three months of construction, or the initial application might need to be delayed for eight or nine months. However, the initial asphalt parking lot sealcoating should not be delayed for more than 12 months. Your asphalt maintenance company will need to recommend the appropriate schedule for subsequent applications, but most pavements need to be sealed about every 18 to 24 months.
The Surface Masters Is the Company You Can Trust With All Your Pavements
We have an exceptional staff of highly skilled, well-trained, conscientious employees ready to serve commercial clients anywhere in the greater Atlanta area. Our paving services include asphalt sealcoating, crack sealing, parking lot striping, asphalt milling, pavement markings, asphalt repairs, concrete curbing and flatwork, and asphalt paving. Our clients include educational institutions, HOAs, hospitals, commercial property management firms, restaurants, apartment complexes, hotels, and retailers. We have an impeccable reputation for consistently delivering work of the highest caliber in a professional, customer-oriented manner. For a free quote, fill out the online request form, call 770-250-6392, or email Info@TheSurfaceMasters.com.