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How Do You Make Asphalt Black Again?

Have you noticed the color of the asphalt of your parking lot or driveway changing?

Do you find that it has faded from a dark black to a light gray?

If so, you might be wondering how to make black again. This is done by sealcoating. Chances are, you don’t have to repave your parking lot or driveway to achieve the professional look you want for your business. You probably just need to find a company that does parking lot sealcoating in Trinity, FL to make the asphalt look as good as new.

What is sealcoating?

Sealcoating is a tar substance that protects against fading and breaking down of the asphalt due to sunlight, water, oils from vehicles. Additionally, it makes old asphalt look black again. Sealcoating and striping in Trinity FL can make your parking lot look new again.

When should you seal your parking lot or driveway?

Asphalt can be sealed as early as 90 days after it has been put down. However, sealcoating that soon is not necessary. We recommend that your new asphalt lot be sealed within 9 to 18 months of it being laid. After that, it is good to get it resealed every two years to protect your lot, as well as to upkeep its appearance. 

How much longer does asphalt last when its sealed?

In general, sealcoating doubles the life of asphalt. However, how asphalt lasts depends more on how much traffic drives over the lot or driveway. The more traffic the asphalt faces, the sooner you will need to repave. 

Is sealcoating the same as resurfacing?

No, sealcoating is not the same as resurfacing. Resurfacing is putting down new asphalt, whereas sealcoating is a layer of tar that protects the preexisting asphalt. 

Do you need to repair potholes and cracks before you sealcoat?

Technically, you are not required to repair potholes and cracks before you sealcoat. However, we recommend that you do so that your parking lot or driveway has a more uniform look. If you wait until after the sealer is applied, the repairs will be more apparent.

Sealer does not repair potholes or cracks, but rather works to prevent them. In order to repair potholes or cracks, you need to have them filled. Not only do we provide parking lot sealcoating in Trinity FL, but we provide asphalt repair services as well. 

Will you need to restripe asphalt after sealcoating?

Sealcoating will cover any markers that are on your parking lot, so it will need to be restriped. This can be done the day after sealer is applied. After the asphalt is sealed and restriped, we recommend you wait 24-48 hours until you let traffic back on it. 

Sealcoating and striping in Trinity FL

At Bay Area Asphalt Maintenance, we offer sealcoating and stripping in Trinity FL. We have been serving Florida since 2003, and we would love to help you protect, repair or repave your company’s parking lot or driveway in order to give your business a clean and professional look!

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