Sealcoating is an important preventative measure that property owners can take to protect their commercial asphalt parking lots from severe damages. It’s been proven that sealcoating your asphalt parking lot using a premium-grade sealer like POLY-TAR High Durability Sealcoat is an essential part of any Pavement Management Plan (PMP). Not only does sealcoating protect your pavement, but it also extends its lifespan and reduces long-term maintenance and repair costs drastically. Keep reading to learn more.
Traditional Pavement Sealer vs. Premium-Grade Sealer
Traditional pavement sealer involves ordering a concentrated coal tar emulsion from a distributor or manufacturer. According to the instructions, this emulsion should be diluted with a ratio of about 25 gallons of water for every 100 gallons of concentrate. Additives made of latex are then added at about 1-5 gallons per 100 gallons of concentrate along with your choice of sand mixes.
Provided that all the materials are thoroughly mixed together, and the mix is properly laid down, this process should theoretically yield a strong asphalt pavement that’s designed specifically for your property and is guaranteed to last a minimum of 2-3 years.
However, not all asphalt contractors use high-quality materials or mix the ingredients thoroughly enough, and this can lead to all kinds of trouble for property owners in the very near future.
A reputable asphalt contractor such as Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. will work closely with the manufacturers and adhere to all their recommendations to ensure that you’re asphalt mix is thoroughly combined and applied according to stringent industry standards.
So, what makes POLY-TAR the ideal premium-grade sealer for your parking lot? POLY-TAR is pre-mixed by the manufacturer and sold to approved contractors in bulk to prevent excessive water dilution. It’s ready to use and all contractors have to do is mix in the required amount of sand, which can be done onsite, thus speeding up the application process.
Because the latex (molecular polymer) is blended directly into the coating base during the manufacturing process, instead of on the jobsite, contractors can save time and money and the polymer is already thoroughly infused in the coating. This makes for an extremely durable mixture without all the extra work. POLY-TAR is also milled instead of manufactured in large batches, which strengthens its long-lasting abilities.
Advantages of Using POLY-TAR High Durability Sealcoat for Your Asphalt Parking Lot
The three main advantages of using POLY-TAR High Durability Sealcoat for your asphalt pavement are:
- Quality control. Since the mixture is pre-mixed at the manufacturer’s facility, the chances of it being over-diluted with water are minimal and that means you get a higher quality product that’s guaranteed to last a very long time.
- Durability. POLY-TAR High Durability Sealcoat is professionally mixed with coal tar emulsion, the required amount of water as recommended by the manufacturer, and the appropriate amount of sand mix. The materials are given enough time to fuse together, making for a much stronger hot asphalt mix.
- Minimal Maintenance Required. Due to the thorough manufacturing and milling process, POLY-TAR has the capacity to protect your asphalt for many years to come. If you reapply it every 2-3 years on schedule, you won’t have to worry about repairing cracks or other damages as often.
At Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., we only use POLY-TAR High Durability Sealcoat to professionally seal all our commercial parking lots. To learn more about our services and POLY-TAR, contact us today!