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Thicker is Not Always Better

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Remember the old adage, less is more? It applies to sealcoat as well, as this article from explains. Sealcoating is not meant to be applied in thick patches. So let’s look at some of the disadvantages of thick sealcoating. They include:

•     Thick coats don’t cure evenly

•     They are prone to tracking and can lead to surface cracks

•     A thicker coat takes longer to cure, which can lead to degradation

•     Thicker coats will reduce the life of your sealcoating

One of the easiest ways to tell if a parking lot has been over-sealed is if the lot has no texture. An asphalt parking lot should never look smooth, the texture of the below asphalt should be visible.

A thick sealcoating will not provide your parking lot with more protection. It actually has the opposite effect. Sealer manufacturers set specific mix designs for their product; when these specifications are not adhered to, the product will not perform as intended.

So trust your next sealcoating to an experienced pavement expert, like PTG Enterprises. If you have any questions, contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy by calling 410-636-8777 or click here

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