My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Seal coating is the process of coating asphalt in a protective layer that prevents other materials from penetrating. This protective coating is designed to be tight enough to even prevent liquids, such as water and oil, from reaching the asphalt and damaging it. With the expense of having asphalt installed in the first place, many property owners aren't interested in paying the extra money for seal coating to be applied as well. However, seal coating has three cost-saving benefits that can convince anyone that seal coating is the way to go.
1. Seal Coating Ensures that Asphalt Lasts Longer
This simple fact is a cost-saving measure in itself. The reasons why seal coating is able to help ensure that an asphalt surface lasts longer is that it prevents damage from occurring. Water and oil, when they invade a layer of asphalt, can cause the asphalt to degrade and for cracks to form. The liquids will force apart the asphalt and make it more susceptible to cracking or splitting when pressure is applied. This can be a huge problem for a property owner because replacing asphalt is very expensive. Applying seal coating is an excellent way to prolong the life of your asphalt and ensure that it needs to be replaced as infrequently as possible.
2. Provides UV Protection
Everyone knows about the danger of going outside without sunscreen and potentially having your skin damaged by UV rays. What many people don't consider is the fact that asphalt can suffer this exact same problem. It is possible to find seal coating that has a layer of UV protection in it. This layer of UV protection will prevent the asphalt from cracking prematurely and needing to be repaired or replaced. Preventing UV damage will allow a property owner to save a great deal of money on repair or replacement costs in the long run.
3. Reduces Salt Costs
Property owners have to salt down their asphalt in order to make sure that people who walk on it don't slip and fall during the winter. Asphalt that has seal coating on top of it will cause the snow the slide off quickly and melt with greater speed. This reduces the amount of money that a property owner has to spend on salt during the course of the winter, as well as the time that it takes to apply the salt.
For more information on how seal coating can save you money, contact an asphalt contractor from LSC Construction Services, Inc. today.