Sealcoating in Helena
Sealcoating is an important step in maintaining your asphalt pavement. Most importantly, by regularly sealcoating your pavement, the life of your asphalt driveway or parking lot is extended. Besides increasing life this a new layer of sealcoat enhances curb appeal and makes your property look great! Yellowstone Pavement Solutions services the Helena area for all things sealcoating, crack repair and line striping. Our crews are professional and educated in the most advanced sealcoating techniques. Our sealcoating equipment is new and clean and therefore is ready to work on your Helena property! We work in Helena on a regular basis and would be happy to fit you in to our busy summer schedule. Click the link below for a free sealcoating estimate in Helena Montana.
Our Office Location
Yellowstone Pavement Solutions is a locally owned and operated sealcoating contractor. Our main office is located off of Thorpe Road in Belgrade. Give us a call at (406) 595-7471 or request a free estimate HERE if you are interested in our seal coating, driveway sealing, asphalt repair, line striping and asphalt maintenance services!
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Why Is Sealcoating in helena Important?
Sealcoating a driveway is like painting the exterior of your house. Your end goal is not to create a new structure. Sealcoat is not meant to address any of the serious areas of wear and tear you may have. The purpose it to add a protective layer and make sure your structural component (Your asphalt driveway) is protected from the elements. Sealcoating is a necessary maintenance solution for all asphalt surfaces.
What Sealcoat Protects your Pavement From
Through natural processes, the oils in a bituminous aggregate (asphalt) break down and oxidize. This oxidation is very visible in grey and brittle parking lots and driveways. Sealcoating will add the protection necessary to stop the oxidation of oils in the asphalt, leading to a significant increase in life. Oxidation will lead to a complete breakdown of your asphalt.
Sealcoat works to lock in oils in asphalt, giving the pavement more flexibility. Flexibility also helps to keep pavement from cracking under a shifting base layer.
Hairline fractures will begin to appear shortly after a new asphalt surface is paved. These hairline cracks are cause by inadequate compaction on the sub layers below the asphalt. When these cracks appear, they give an easy route for water to enter the asphalt and begin its freeze-thaw cycle of destruction. Sealcoating works to fill in these hairline cracks to make sure your asphalt surface is impermeable to water intrusion.
How Often Should someone Sealcoat their Asphalt Parking Lot or Driveway?
Studies have shown that sealcoating on a regular 3-5 year basis can greatly decrease the overall cost of ownership on an asphalt parking lot or driveway. The previous layer of sealcoat should be almost completely worn down before a new layer is applied. By allowing the old sealcoat to wear down, the owner is ensuring that the new sealcoat will bond to the existing asphalt.
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If you are a property manager and would like better information on budgeting for your asphalt investment, take a look at our pavement analysis reports HERE. These custom reports help property managers schedule their sealcoating projects.