COLORADO SPRINGS SEALCOATING SERVICES
Over time asphalt pavements and driveways degenerate and incur damage from the various environmental factors and harsh elements. This degeneration renders the pavements unsightly, reduces their life span, and invites other problems like potholes. While regular repairs are an option, they are not viable due to their high costs.
Instead, most homeowners opt for asphalt sealcoating, which is a much more economical solution that saves both time and money. Sealcoating protects asphalt pavements and driveways from damage, extends their lifespan, and gives them a new look. With Pavco, you are guaranteed quality Colorado Springs sealcoating services that will protect your investment and keep it looking great for years to come.
What is asphalt sealcoating?
Asphalt sealcoating is the process of applying a protective layer to asphalt pavement. The process involves sealing cracks in the asphalt to prevent water and ice from sipping in and damaging the integrity of your parking lot, pavement, or driveway. Sealcoating also adds a layer of protection against UV rays, oil spills, and other destructive chemicals.
The sealant mixtures used are petroleum-based liquids that bind well to asphalt surfaces. The sealant mixtures are often acrylic or bituminous-based liquids. An expert mixes polymer additives, water, silica sand, and other fillers with the liquid base to achieve the ideal formula.
How is sealcoating done?
Once the formula is in place, it is sprayed on the surface using a high-pressure pump. The pump connects to a large tank that stores the sealant mixture with a hose running from the tank to the nozzle held by the applicator. After spraying the sealant on the surface, the applicator uses a squeegee or broom to level it out to ensure even coverage.
The seal-coated surface is then left to dry for at least 24 hours. When sealcoating, it is crucial to follow the following steps to achieve better surface protection and ideal performance.
- Apply a minimum of two coats.
- Do not apply if the temperature is below 50 degrees or forecasted to go below that mark. The temperatures at the application time must be at least 50 degrees and remain that way for 24 hours.
- Do not apply sealcoating if it might rain within 24 hours.
How much does sealcoating cost?
Typically an asphalt sealer costs anywhere between $.06 to $.30 per sq. However, other factors like the driveway condition, the number of coats applied (one or two), and the use of an eco-friendly sealer can increase the cost. Here is the average cost of asphalt sealcoating by use
- Residential driveway. $100-$190 (20 x 24 inches)
- Patios and walkways. $100
- Parking lots. $7,400-$10,400 (per acre)
- Basketball court. $600-$1000
To estimate the sealant cost for your asphalt driveway, calculate in square footage the surface area of your driveway and multiply it by the sealant price per square foot. Add 50% more to the estimated cost if you plan to have two coats. However, if you intend to hire a contractor, ensure you add labor costs.
Importance of Sealcoating.
Sealcoating is a convenient way of extending the lifespan of your pavement, improving your home’s appeal, and saving money and time along the way. Hire a professional sealcoating contractor this season and start enjoying these benefits:
- Extended pavement lifespan
- Protection from natural elements like rain, ice, snow, and frost.
- Protection against oil, oxidation, and other chemicals
- Long-term cost savings
- Beautiful, more appealing dark surface texture and color
Hire professional Colorado Springs sealcoating services
When it comes to sealcoating, hiring professional services is always the best option. Here at Pavco, we have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who will do an excellent job of sealcoating your pavement or driveway. We also provide quality asphalt paving and repair services all around Colorado Springs.
At Pavco, we use only the best quality materials and equipment to get the job done right the first time. Contact us today and for all your sealcoating needs.
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