Q: How Does Sealcoating Protect Pavement?

Asphalt emulsion sealcoating are ablend of emulsion, specialty chemicals, fillers, and pigments. In some cases, very advanced technology is part of sealcoating’s formulation. Practically odorless and non-irritation, emulsion sealcoating is not only easy to use, but safe for applications such as school properties and restaurants. Sealcoating functions in the same way as any protective coating. It puts a barrier between the degradants and the product. It seals out problems and seals in asphalts natural fl exibility and performance.

Q: Why Does Uncoated Asphalt Degrade?

 Asphalt pavement is a mixture of stone aggregate, mineral fi llers, and asphaltic binder. It has the ability to take great loads then flex back to its original position, providing the smooth ride and durability we’re familiar with in an asphalt surface. However, the primary molecular structure of asphalt is what is known as an “open chain” structure. This structure provides unintended access to the weather, UV radiation, salts, and chemicals which come in contact with pavement. Plus, since asphalt is a petroleum product itself, other petroleum products, such as oil or gasoline, easily combine with it to break down. Over time, all these agents cause the asphalt to lose its fl exibility and cohesiveness.

Q: What is asphalt sealer made of?

Resurfacer XLR8 is made of a combination of specially refined asphalt emlsions, minerals, fillers, advanced polymer modifiers and pigments.Resurfacers XLR8 is a proven performer in a wide range of both commercial and residential applications and provides superior protection that far outlasts any other formula on the market today.

Q: How long will the sealer last?

Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, it is recommended that asphalt be sealed every three to five years. Without sealing, your pavement life may be only seven to twelve years.

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