With winter weather only weeks away, we get a lot of requests for last minute asphalt sealing projects. While it may seem like a good idea to sealcoat your parking lot or driveway during the fall, it can actually create a number of problems.
Asphalt sealcoat materials require temperatures above 50 degrees for a period of 24 hours to allow proper drying and curing. If temperatures dip below 50 degrees during the 24 hour cure period, the bond between the pavement and sealer can be damaged, causing the sealer to wear prematurely.
In addition, falling leaves often land in wet sealer, which basically glues them to the pavement. For these reasons, we recommend sealing your asphalt during the spring or summer.
If you have any questions about your pavement, or need an estimate for 2016, feel free to call at 812-402-9840 in Evansville, or 618-446-3336 in Illinois.