Asphalt is a petroleum product, and when petroleum distillates like oil and gasoline land on an asphalt surface, they can dissolve some of the chemicals in the pavement. It’s because of this that oil and gas spills can damage, erode, and weaken the asphalt surfaces that they land on. Luckily, there is a way that you can help extend the life of your property’s asphalt paving in Atlanta, called sealcoating .
Ask any paving company, and they will tell you that sealcoating can be critical for preventing asphalt damage and making pavement last. The reason for this is that sealcoating fills in holes in pavement, which can help prevent liquids like gas and oil from seeping downward and causing asphalt deterioration. More specifically, the coal tars that are used to create sealcoating material are impervious to these liquids. For these reasons, adding sealcoat to your property’s asphalt is one of the best ways to extend the life of your paving.