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Your Ultimate Guide to Caring for Sealed Asphalt Surfaces
Asphalt surfaces are commonly used for driveways, parking lots, and other areas of high traffic. Properly sealing the surface of an asphalt pavement can provide many benefits, including protection from weathering, staining, and the harmful effects of UV rays. However, caring for a recently sealed asphalt surface is just as important as the sealing process itself.
Here are our tips on how to care for recently sealed asphalt surfaces:
1. Keep it clean: Dirt, debris, and other materials can accumulate on the surface of asphalt pavement, and if left unattended, they can cause damage. To prevent this, it's important to keep the surface clean. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove loose debris and wash the surface with a hose or pressure washer to remove dirt and grime.
2. Avoid heavy traffic: Newly sealed asphalt surfaces need time to cure and harden properly. It's important to avoid heavy traffic, including vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, for at least 24 to 48 hours after the sealing process. This will give the sealant enough time to dry and cure properly.
3. Protect the surface: Even after the curing period, it's important to protect the surface of the asphalt pavement. Avoid parking heavy vehicles or machinery on the surface and use caution when moving heavy objects across the surface. Avoid using sharp objects or tools that could damage the sealant.
4. Check for damage: Regularly inspect the surface of the asphalt pavement for any signs of damage or wear. Look for cracks, holes, or other signs of deterioration. If you notice any issues, contact a professional asphalt contractor to address the problem.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your newly sealed asphalt surface stays in good condition for many years to come. Remember, proper care and maintenance are essential for protecting your investment and ensuring the longevity of your asphalt pavement.
Contact HSC Pavement Maintenance if your parking needs sealcoating today!