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Should You Repave or Sealcoat Your Parking Lot?

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If you can’t remember the last time that you gave your parking lot some extra TLC, it is definitely time to repave or sealcoat your parking lot.

The summer months have arrived and it’s so hot that you could fry an egg on the pavement. Speaking of frying an egg on the pavement-when was the last time you took care of your parking lot pavement? If you can’t remember the last time that you gave your parking lot some extra TLC, it is definitely time to repave or sealcoat your parking lot. Should you repave or sealcoat your parking lot this summer?

Sealcoating

Sealers are emulsions made using asphalt, refined coal tar, clays, mineral fillers, and water. They are applied to the surface of your parking lot and then left to dry. As they dry, the water will evaporate in the summer heat and the actual substance left behind will harden into a hard protective coating. Sealcoating helps to make a parking lot look brand new, and your residents or customers will definitely take notice.


Sealcoating should be done 6-12 months after your parking lot has been installed and over time as cracks and damage start to occur. Sunlight, weather, and rain will naturally degrade the hard sealcoated surface over time. Professional sealcoating is always the best option, as it will last the longest and help to protect your parking lot the most.  

Repaving

Repaving is the best (and only choice) for parking lots that have a lot of damage, deep and wide cracks, potholes, and depressions in the parking lot. Repaving is done using an asphalt overlay made of hot asphalt placed in a 1-2 inch layer. This essentially gives your parking lot an entirely new surface without any cracking or damage. Repaving is done to refresh parking lots with such severe damage that there is no other option. Repaving can lose its beauty in 5-6 years if you don’t take care of your parking lot, but if you take good care of your parking lot it can last for up to 25 years.

Parking Lot Repairs and Maintenance from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your property or parking lot and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your sealcoating and asphalt needs. We offer commercial and residential concrete, masonry, asphalt installation, repair, and paving throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, and Carroll Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.