Seal Coating Specialists Edinburgh

Here at JL Roadsurfacing we recognise the importance of sealcoating a driveway or path and can advice you on the benefits of having this process carried out on your new asphalt driveway or path.

The primary reason to sealcoat an asphalt pavement or driveway is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating effects of sun and water. When an asphalt pavement or driveway is exposed to sun, wind and water, the asphalt hardens, or oxidizes. This causes the pavement to become more brittle. As a result, it can cause cracks because it is unable to bend and flex when exposed to traffic and temperature changes. A sealcoat combats this situation by providing a waterproof membrane which not only slows down the oxidation process but also helps the pavement to shed water, preventing it from entering the base material.

A secondary benefit of seal coating is an increase in the surface friction it provides. This is accomplished by the additional texture the cover aggregate adds to the pavement. With time, traffic begins to wear the fine material from an asphalt surface. This result in a condition referred to as raveling. When enough of the fine material is worn off the surface, traffic is driving mostly on the course aggregate. As these aggregate particles begin to become smooth and polished, the roadway may become slippery, making it difficult to stop quickly. A sealcoat increases the texture and increases the surface friction properties.

For more information on seal coating please contact us.

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