Sealcoating and Staining Your Parking Lot
Sealcoating and striping can make a big difference in the appearance and lifespan of asphalt. It helps protect your pavement from harsh weather, oil stains, and even the effects of dripping chemicals from cars. It also gives your parking lot a black surface that enhances your curb appeal and keeps your customers safe from accidents.
It’s a process that should be performed on new pavement or overlays every few years to maximize its lifespan and ensure the quality of your parking lot is top-notch. It’s a critical maintenance step that can save you money in the long run.
Your parking lot is the first thing your customers see as they arrive at your business or facility, so it’s important to get it right. This means not only repairing any cracks and holes that may be present, but also making sure the entire surface is clean and free of debris.
Fortunately, this process is relatively simple and affordable. It can be completed by our crew in a few hours, and the results will last for years to come!
Before you start, make sure all of the blacktop is completely clean and free of any potholes or cracks. This includes your driveway, sidewalks, and any other surface that will be getting sealed.
The surface should be completely dry before any sealcoat is applied to it. This will help the blacktop to adhere better to the sealcoat. It will also give you a more even coverage throughout your parking lot or driveway.
When you are ready to apply your sealcoat, be sure to choose a spray tip that works best for the size of your parking lot or driveway. A two GPM spray tip will work well on small areas, while a four GPM spray tip is better for larger spaces.
If you are unsure of what kind of spray tip to use, ask one of our experts. They will be able to tell you which one is best for your project.
You should also be aware that the pressure at the tip of your sprayer can affect the shape of your sealcoat. A low-pressure tip will produce a more narrow stream, while a high-pressure tip will create a wider fan shape.
Once you have the correct sealcoat spray tip and the proper equipment, you’re ready to roll! Be sure to check the weather forecast and be prepared for conditions that will allow you to complete your job.
For the best results, sealcoat should be applied to the asphalt pavement when the air and ground temperatures are both 60 degrees or above. If the surface is too cold, your sealcoat won’t bond with the asphalt and it will eventually become damaged or even ruined.
It’s also important to be sure that you don’t leave any manhole covers or utility access points exposed during the sealcoating process. Be sure to protect these items by covering them with thick plastic or other protective materials.
After you’ve taken all of these steps, you’re ready to apply your sealcoat to your asphalt surface. This will provide you with a new, dark black surface that will look great and keep your asphalt looking good for years to come!