Ryan’s Asphalt & Concrete is the leading commercial parking lot paving contractor in Taylor, MI. We were recently hired to perform pavement maintenance including parking lot patching, landscaping, sealcoating, crack filling and line striping project for a local restaurant in Taylor.
The property manger for the Texas Roadhouse in Taylor, MI was contracted because the parking lot had previously had years of n maintenance. The exterior needed a face lift and the owner knew it, understanding that the parking lot of an establishment was essentially the first thing customer see when they visit. He knew there were a few cracks in the asphalt and was concerned that they might develop into major cracks and liabilities for customers so he wanted to get help.
After seeing a local ad, he reached out to us for an estimate for parking lot maintenance in Taylor. We arrived for a quote the next day as we were already working in the area. While there, we told the owner that a total parking lot replacement wasn’t necessary but the lot was in need of crack filling, patching and sealcoating to prevent a total replacement while saving the client money. They also wanted the landscaping updated, which we were able to do.
Our crew started the next Monday while busines was slow. We began by filling the small cracks in the parking lot then we patched the larger holes now to prevent larger expenses down the road, avoiding complete deterioration.
The new lot looks brand new and the owner was thrilled with the results.
While homeowners with asphalt driveways want to protect their investments, there is debate even among paving professionals about whether or not to seal your asphalt driveway with an asphalt sealcoating. Residential property owners looking to prolong the life of their driveway news to understand the factors that influence pavement longevity.
How to Best Protect Your Asphalt Driveway
Asphalt is made up of sand and gravel aggregates suspended in a mixture of petroleum products, which makes it perfect to bear the weight of vehicles but can also cause problems when aggregates are exposed. Moisture is also the enemy of asphalt paving when it soaks in and freezes, causing cracks and deterioration. While some argue that exposed aggregates aren’t a problem for asphalt pavement, professionals recommend applying an asphalt sealcoating. But homeowners may wonder, is an asphalt sealcoat worth it?
Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating
- A sealcoat covers the top surface of an asphalt driveway or parking lot and seals out moisture so that cracks don’t form, but it also can fill in hairline cracks to keep them from getting larger.
- Exposed aggregates are still very durable, as they’re made from hard rocks, but they can still get damaged from the passage and weight of vehicles. A sealcoat provides a new, flexible surface.
- Oils from vehicles, UV rays, and severe weather can cause deterioration in asphalt binders, and a sealcoating protects against this type of damage.
Your Local Asphalt Sealcoating Experts
Ryan’s Asphalt & Concrete are the paving experts for the greater Detroit area and surrounding communities like Tayor, Michigan, and we have experience with all types of pavement maintenance, including sealcoating. Contact us today for a consultation about your pavement.