Seal coating functions in the same way as any protective coating. It puts a barrier between the elements and the asphalt. Seal coating seals in the asphalt's natural flexibility and performance.
Sometimes people are misled into believing seal coating is only for beautification purposes. Professional grade seal coating not only extends the life of your asphalt investment, it makes the surface more resistant to deterioration from gasoline, oil, and chemicals. It also prevents weather-related erosion from natural elements, such as the sun, rain, frost, freezing, and thawing.
Much like regular household paint, there are many different varieties of seal coating. Of the two most predominant types of seal coating used today are coal tar and asphalt emulsions. You may recall during a time in your life when you experienced a parking lot that was sealed with coal tar products. They tend to emit a noxious odor, especially during a hot and sunny day. More about the effects of this odor and the substances within coal tar products can be found here.
Safe Seal™, an asphalt emulsion, gives you the benefits of sealing and protecting your pavement, but without the noxious odors or other dangerous side-effects that are associated with coal tar products.
1. Protects your valuable Asphalt Investment
Weatherproofing agents repel water – Asphalt's Number One Enemy
Slows Oxidation and penetration of the sun's harmful rays
Spill Damage Resistant – forms a barrier to slow penetration of chemicals, gas and oil
2. Beautifies your Property
First impressions of your home or place of business are greatly enhanced with a deep, rich, black satiny finish
3. Reduces Maintenance
For pennies a square foot, shield pavement against the elements that cause cracks and potholes.
With the skyrocketing costs of oil driving new asphalt prices through the roof, it is more important than ever to protect and preserve your valuable asphalt investment and save thousands of $$ over the life of your pavement.