Preventative maintenance is frequently recommended by experts. Whether it's a do-it-yourself job or one you hire a contractor for, there are myriad benefits to coating your asphalt parking lot with sealer. Here are three of these benefits.
1. It saves money on pavement repair and replacement
Seal coating is one way to greatly extend the life of your asphalt paving. Without maintenance and repairs, pavement can quickly degrade from the UV rays of the sun. This degradation makes the pavement less able to expand and contract with changing temperatures, and it's more likely to develop cracks that allow water to enter the foundation of the pavement and destroy it. Regular sealant coatings prevent this cycle of destruction and, thus, allow your pavement to last much longer before you need crack repair or pavement replacement.
2. It keeps your pavement looking great, adding to the visual appeal of your facility
When a parking lot falls into disrepair, customers may have a negative initial impression of the property and business. In addition, an unkempt area is likely to attract graffiti and other vandalism, according to the broken window theory. On the other hand, a great-looking parking lot lets customers know that you care about your business and don't do things by halves.
3. It can improve the value of the pavement
If you're in the market to sell your business, a well-kept parking lot will not only improve your building's appeal to customers but will also raise its appeal in the eyes of potential buyers. Someone who's looking to start a business or move a business to your area of town doesn't want to have to deal with pavement repairs before being able to start doing business and earning a good reputation among customers. So keeping your pavement in good shape can make your business easier to sell or simply help you maintain or improve the value of the property long-term, even if you're not planning to sell it anytime in the near future.
These three benefits are some of the main ways in which maintaining your parking lot with regular sealing will benefit you and your business. If you don't have the tools and equipment needed to do it on your own, or if you can't spare the manpower, you can easily hire a paving contractor like AAA Paving and Sealing to do the job for you on a regular basis.