Asphalt is a cost-effective and durable paving material, but the serious weather in Michigan can seriously impact the integrity of your asphalt parking lot or driveway. Asphalt sealcoating creates a barrier between UV rays in summer and the rain and snow the rest of the year, but it needs to be applied by reputable paving contractors. For professional asphalt sealcoating in Michigan, Ryan’s Asphalt & Concrete are the local trusted paving contractors.
How Asphalt Sealcoating Protects Pavement
Asphalt expands and contracts with temperature and pressure, which makes it great for roadways and parking lots, but this also means that extreme cold can make asphalt pavement brittle. Water can also get into the porous top layer of asphalt and break it down when it freezes. UV rays and oils from vehicles can also chemically break down asphalt, making it more brittle. A sealcoating lays down a barrier of specially formulated products that seal the surface and protect from this weather damage.
How long does asphalt sealcoating last in Michigan?
If your asphalt pavement is already in good shape, meaning no major cracks or potholes, a fresh sealcoat can last for up to three years. Asphalt that gets a lot of traffic or has a few years of wear should be resealed annually to stay protected.
Your Michigan Asphalt Sealcoating Experts
If your asphalt pavement in the greater Detroit area needs protection from Michigan weather, you have the paving professionals at Ryan’s Asphalt & Concrete on your side. With over two decades experience in paving the area, we can help you rehabilitate or protect your asphalt pavement with a sealcoating.