We’re known best for our sealcoating; however, A&M also maintains and repairs asphalt parking lots for clients all over the Tri-County area and beyond.
Applying a quality asphalt sealer on your parking lot will not only beautify your property, but also protect it from the harsh elements of mother nature and chemicals left behind by vehicles. A regular asphalt maintenance program that includes sealcoating is also the best way to avoid unnecessary and expensive repairs due to pavement failures that naturally occur over time.
In fact, sealcoating combined with crack sealing, asphalt patching and other maintenance techniques can double the life of your asphalt pavement. By sealing the asphalt off from petroleum products and weather-related erosion, commercial sealcoating and maintenance can extend the life of your parking lot 10-15 years.
Commercial Asphalt Sealcoating and Striping
Asphalt Sealcoating is a liquid application which protects your parking lot and thus your investment. We use a commercial grade coal tar emulsion sealer with tarmax additive for longevity and silica sand for traction and proper wearing.
Step 1: Proper Cleaning:
The first step to seal coating consists of properly cleaning the asphalt parking lot. Cleaning the lot free of loose debris is vital to the sealer properly adhering to the pavement. We use a combination of commercial-grade vacuum trucks, blowers and brooms to remove all of the silt and loose debris.
Step 2: Crack-Filling:
Once the parking lot is clean, it is time to crack-fill. All of the cracks a ¼” or larger are filled with hot liquid tar. Once the cracks are filled, it prevents water from penetrating the subgrade of the pavement and causing further damage. The hot tar is designed to be flexible which allows it to expand and contract as the cracks do through the seasons
Step 3: Sealing the Perimeter:
The next step involves installing the asphalt sealer around the perimeter of the parking lot. We install the sealer around the perimeter of the lot through the use of squeegees. This ensures that we will not overspray the sealer onto your parking bumpers, light poles, concrete walks and any other object where sealer does not belong.
Step 4: Completing the Sealcoating:
Since we have already completed the edges, all that remains is to spray the center of the parking lot with the first coat. Once the first coat is dry, the second coat may be applied. Immediately after the second coat dries, we begin to restripe the parking lot.
Sealcoating asphalt properly requires the proper mix
A vital component to seal coating consists of a proper mix design. As a seal coating contractor, we purchase sealer in a concentrated form. Once received, we mix in a small percentage of water, tarmax, and silica sand. Not all seal coating contractors mix the sealer as specified by the seal coating supplier.
Corners can be cut by mixing in more water and not using tarmax or silica sand. This, in turn, can save the contractor money but gives an inferior product to the customer that will prematurely wear. We absolutely guarantee that every load of sealer we mix is done according to the proper specifications to ensure our product lasts as designed.