What is Asphalt?
Asphalt is a cement-like material that consists of 90% to 95% mineral aggregates and sand compacted into place and held together by 5 to 10% petroleum based asphalt cement. It is an excellent and cost effective product, but not maintenance free.
Sealers protect asphalt from petroleum spills of fuel, oil and solvents, which attack the pavement and penetrate deep beneath the surface, softening the asphalt and reducing adhesion. They protect against sun and rain, which cause oxidation that can lead to raveling, cracks and even potholes. Sealcoated asphalt is also easier to clean and dries faster.
Why is our SealCoat better?
Resurfacer XLR8 is the product of Carbonyte Process, a technology made from a decade of polymer science research and team development within the Lockheed Martin Missile and Space Company. This process utilizes nanocermics and ionized minerals which are selectively introduced to create a totally new concept in asphalt maintenance product design. 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. With XLR8, it takes less material to produce better results. One coat of XLR8 gives you more material than two coats of the typical asphalt sealer, and for less money!
How long will the sealer last?
Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, we recommended that asphalt be sealed every three to five years. Without sealing, your total pavement life may be only seven to twelve years.