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How Cold is too Cold for Sealer?

Friday, September 13th, 2013

If you have ever read our blog, you have probably noticed an article or two about the benefits of sealcoating. They are numerous. For starters, freshly laid sealcoat gives your asphalt lot a dark black color while also preventing staining and fading, greatly improving your parking lots aesthetic appeal. But more than that, sealcoating helps slow oxidation and water penetration, thus extending the life of your asphalt parking lot. So when was the last time you had your parking lot sealed? Is there still time? How Cold is too Cold for Sealer?

Sealcoating should only be applied if both ambient temperature and pavement temperature are above 50°F and below 85°F. For these reasons, fall is typically considered the perfect sealcoating season.

How Cold is too Cold for Sealer?

“The best time to sealcoat is from daylight savings time to daylight savings time,” explains Patrick Gillen, owner of Baltimore-based PTG Enterprises, a full service commercial asphalt contractor.

Your window is typically March to early November. However, there are still instances during this stretch of time where conditions are not ideal for sealcoating, when the temperature is either below 50°F or above 85°F. This is why, as we said earlier, fall is the best season for sealcoating. During the fall months, the temperature tends to fall within the proper threshold more often than not.

Fall Sealcoating from PTG Enterprises

Over time, your asphalt parking lot will deteriorate. There is nothing you can do to prevent this from happening. Even the best asphalt pavement will eventually crack and fail. There are, however, several steps you can take, from preventative asphalt maintenance to timely asphalt repair to sealcoating, to ensure that your asphalt parking lot looks great for as long as possible.

So do the right thing for your parking lot and have it sealcoated every 2-7 years, or as needed. Pick up the phone and call PTG Enterprises today. Unlike those other asphalt contractors, we care about you and your business. In fact, when you hire PTG, you’ll work with owner Patrick Gillen from start to finish, from the initial site visit and pre-construction meeting to the final walk-through.

If you have any questions about Sealcoating, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!