The spring season is finally upon us. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and people can go outside without bundling up. It is a great time of year for those of us that enjoy the warmer weather. Before you go tiptoeing through the tulips, it is also that time of year to start planning and implementing a few necessary property maintenance projects. Sealcoating your driveway or parking lot should be at the top of the list.
It is a cost effective project that will freshen up your hardscape, improve the curb appeal of your property, and save you a significant amount of money in the long run. The following information will provide you with the top reasons why spring is the best time to hire a professional sealcoating specialist.
Reverses Damages Caused By The Harsh Winter Weather
New England winters are some of the most ruthless on the planet. This causes a tremendous amount of damage to asphalt driveways and parking lots throughout the region. It is important to deal with these issues immediately before they turn into much larger and more expensive problems. For example, do not wait until the summer or even the fall to sealcoat over small surface cracks that were caused by winter damage. Before you know it, these small surface cracks will grow longer and deeper to the point of no return.
It is the same exact principal as having a tiny crack in the windshield of your automobile. If left untreated, that tiny crack will quickly spider and spread across the entire windshield. The question you must ask yourself is would you rather spend pennies per square foot having the asphalt sealcoated in the spring, or multiple dollars per square foot having the asphalt replaced?
Protects Against The Intense Summer Sunshine
Hiring a professional sealcoating expert to sealcoat your driveway or parking lot during the spring will certainly revitalize the asphalt from the harsh winter weather. It will also strengthen it to withstand the intense summer conditions. The same heavy summer heat and humidity that provides the perfect excuse to skip work and head to the beach or a pool is not ideal for your driveway or parking lot.
Sealcoating in the spring protects the asphalt from damaging rays from the hot sun, and problems caused by the extremely humid summertime environment. Why take that unnecessary and completely avoidable risk when a professional sealcoating expert is only a phone call or click away?
Presents The Ideal Weather Conditions
The moderate temperatures in the spring creates the ideal weather conditions for sealcoating asphalt. The temperatures in winter are simply too cold for the materials to set correctly. The temperatures in summer are fine for sealcoating, however the warmer it is the longer it will take to set properly. That means your driveway or parking lot may be unusable for a longer period of time than you had planned.
Fall is a great time of year to have your driveway or parking lot professionally sealcoated temperature wise. The problem stems from the name of the season. You certainly do not want leaves and other debris to fall from the trees and land in your freshly sealcoated surfaces. Spring is the way to go!
In conclusion, there are many reasons why the spring is the best time of year to sealcoat your driveway or parking lot. If you have questions or would like some further advice, please contact Mid-State Sealcoating today. We are a family based service company that specializes in the preservation of all asphalt surfaces including residential driveways and commercial parking lots.