10 Benefits of Sealcoating Parking Lots and Driveways in Michigan

benefits of sealcoating parking lots and driveways in michigan

We recommend to our mid-Michigan customers, sealcoating brings the most wow factor. Sealcoating parking lots and driveways can take a 20 something year old asphalt parking lot or driveway and make it appear new again.

Just as some homeowners and grounds keepers prefer their grass to be a certain height, and some are fine with keeping grass trimmed just enough to keep the dandelions from taking over, how frequently sealcoating is done can be personal preference. When you work with a reputable asphalt maintenance company, parking lot and driveway sealcoating in Michigan can last between two to four years. However just as some companies prefer a perfectly manicured lawn each day, for perfectly black pavement, some may want to reseal every year. If the sealcoating is primarily for protection, 2-4 years is a standard range when a high quality sealcoating product is used.

Sealcoating parking lots and driveways in Michigan

  1. Just as paint seals wood from weather damage, sealcoating asphalt protects and seals your asphalt walkways, parking lots, tennis courts, basketball courts and residential driveways.
  2. Sealcoating parking lots and driveways seals small cracks and keeps them from developing into large cracks that allow water to seep down and compromise the integrity of the base material.
  3. Fresh applications of sealcoat on commercial parking lots and residential driveways increase the curb appeal by helping existing asphalt look new again.
  4. Asphalt sealing helps to fill surface voids in the asphalt which reduces exposure to oxygen, and UV rays.
  5. Sealcoating protects home driveways, garages, gas stations, and residential and commercial lots where chemicals are used. Diesel fuel, oil and gas, as well as salt and other chemicals can break the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt. Asphalt sealant reduces the potential damage of chemicals penetrating deep into the asphalt.
  6. Sealcoating of asphalt pavement helps replace fine particles lost from the asphalt surface due to oxidation of older pavement installations. Applying sealcoating on pavement within a couple of years of laying it will protect the top layer from oxidation and erosion of asphalt particles.
  7. Sealcoating acts as a water barrier. Waterproofing asphalt prevents seepage of moisture from rain and snow which prevents damage caused by freeze and thaw cycles common in our Michigan climate. These freeze and thaw cycles are the cause of all those lovely potholes and alligator cracks we steer our way clear of on the streets and parking lots of Lansing, Okemos and throughout mid-Michigan area!
  8. Along with the attractive black surface sealcoating leaves a smooth, clean surface that is easy to clean up and sweep, reducing property maintenance time and clean up.
  9. Sealcoating’s smooth surface also makes it ideal for painting lines and markers in parking lots and athletic courts.
  10. Sealcoating’s rich black color attracts the sun which helps to keep the asphalt more pliable during Michigan’s warm months. Pliable asphalt reduces the creation of cracks even in high traffic areas.

Sealcoating parking lots and driveways in Michigan regularly helps reduce maintenance costs.

Sealcoating for parking lot in LansingHow much does sealcoating parking lots and driveways cost?

When you consider what you save from having to repave regularly, the cost of sealcoating a driveway or parking lot is pennies compared to resurfacing or repaving a parking lot or drive that has not been maintained in Michigan’s climate.

The cost of sealcoating parking lots and driveways is based on a per square foot fee as well as the quality of sealcoat material used. Door to door sealcoating contractors are usually not as affordable as Eric Rogers. Because Eric Rogers’ sealcoating mix is superior to most pre-packaged products on the market, many local asphalt maintenance and sealcoating companies, large and small, purchase our sealcoating products for their customer asphalt maintenance projects.

Once you’re seasonal lawn maintenance is covered, take a walk around your home or building. Note any asphalt patching or repairs that need to be made and then give us a call. Eric Rogers is located in Charlotte, Michigan but we serve many satisfied customers throughout the Michigan lower peninsula with our primary focus in and around Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Battle Creek, Novi, Okemos and East Lansing. We sealcoat residential driveways and large manufacturing plant parking lots, retail parking lots and medium to small commercial parking lots, no job is too large or too small.

Contact us today and we will schedule an on-site consultation.

If asphalt patching, hot rubber crack filling or basin repair needs done prior to sealcoating we will provide a complete cost estimate for all services and time frame for completion. Sealcoating parking lots and driveways in Michigan takes the weather faded gray, rough and gravely driveway or parking lot and turns it into a smooth bright black surface that looks brand new and extends the life of your pavement.

9 Responses to “10 Benefits of Sealcoating Parking Lots and Driveways in Michigan”

  1. I didn’t know that parking lots needed to be sealed to protect them from exterior forces. It’s interesting how you point out that sealcoating a parking lot or asphalt makes the surface smoother and ideal for painting lines. Sealcoating a parking lot probably also helps it last longer and need less repairs in the end.

  2. I liked how the article specified that seal coating acts as a water barrier. I remember when I was young my father’s driveway practically floated away during a flash flood because he was too cheap to seal coat it! We will be sure to ask about this option to protect ours!

  3. I agree that when it comes to old asphalt, coating it helps it look new. I can see how this is something useful to know when you own an asphalt driveway or parking lot. It makes sense that if your parking lot looks well taken cared of you would be able to get more clients. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I didn’t know that pliable asphalt reduces cracks in high traffic areas. I wonder if parking lot striping franchises offer paints that would help the sun soak into asphalt so it will be more pliable. It would definitely be of benefit to do some kind of preventative work on your parking lot to ensure that it lasts for a long time without needing repairs or replacement.

  5. That sounds important that sealcoating protects against water damage to the base material. You wouldn’t want a small surface crack to turn into a fissure all the way down. Water is a natural weathering agent, so it’s important to protect against it.

  6. I would imagine that curb appeal, including the parking lot, could be very important when you own or rent a large commercial space. Customers will probably have a great first impression if they pull up to a nice looking building with a well-paved lot. I like how you pointed out that sealcoating protects the bond between the aggregate and liquid asphalt. It also seems good that this process also makes the lot look new again.

  7. I do like how you mentioned that sealcoating can be beneficial for asphalt with heavy traffic as it can reduce cracks from being created. That would be perfect for parking lots who just had their property filled as it would protect their investment making their actions more cost-effective. Personally, I do hope more parking lot owners would apply sealcoating to their properties especially after filling them as having crooked parking lots is never good for us drivers. A smooth flowing parking area is a dream come true once obtained. Thanks for the interesting article detailing the benefits of sealcoating for parking lots and driveways!

  8. I like that you mentioned that repairing asphalt can increase the curb appeal. My wife and I are planning on doing some renovations before we sell our home, and I think repairing the asphalt on the driveway is a great idea. Thanks for the information–I’ll be sure to reach out to a local contractor today.

  9. It really helped when you said that the seal coating will keep the driveway from having big cracks and being damaged. With that in mind, I will relay to the contractors that I will be hiring to do this procedure after paving it. It’s just that our driveway has never been paved before because we lack the budget back then due to paying our loans.

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