Why Seal Your Asphalt Parking Lot?

If you have an asphalt parking lot for your customers to park in, then you want to keep it in the best shape possible. There are a lot of reasons why you want your customers to have access to a well-kept asphalt parking lot, and asphalt sealing can protect your parking lot in the following ways.

Reverse the effects of exposure to some of the asphalt's natural enemies

The materials used in asphalt include things like gravel and sand, as well as binding agents. While asphalt is a great choice for parking lots, streets, and driveways due to its strength and other features, there are also things that can eventually affect the materials in it. Things like UV rays, chemicals, and other things can cause the asphalt to change its appearance, looking lighter in color than it once did. Also, as time goes on, those things it is exposed to regularly can also cause it to break down in a way that can lead to damage. When you have the asphalt sealed as needed, you will be re-strengthening it and giving it that appearance back. 

Save money by prolonging the need for repairs

Asphalt is a great choice for high-traffic areas because it is so durable, but it isn't indestructible and even it has its limits. So, as time goes on and more vehicles make their way back and forth in your parking lot and as the weather changes and exposes the parking lot to various elements, the asphalt will be prone to some types of damage. However, sealing the parking lot can help to prolong the appearance of the damage in most cases. Also, if the parking lot already shows some minor cracks, the sealing may be all that it takes to take care of the problem. 

Keep the parking lot surface as safe as possible

When your customers get out of their cars and walk through the parking lot to your door, as well as when they leave your business, your hope will be that they will make it to and from your business safely. However, there can be a lot of risks in the parking lot. There might be a crack they can trip on, a hole the heel of their high-heeled shoes can get stuck in, an area of ice that they can slip on, or a pothole they can't see at night. Sealing the parking lot can decrease the risks of all these things from happening. Even the ice can be reduced when the parking lot is properly sealed because the surface of asphalt is porous and makes it harder for ice to form and easier for it to melt. 


Now that you have read more on some of the reasons for sealing your business parking lot, you may feel better about having it done the next time your parking lot needs it.