As blacktop ages, it receives massive amounts of elemental punishment from the sun, rain, heat and cold in an endless cycle of the seasons. It also has to endure the wear and tear of constant traffic from a wide range of vehicles. It is a testament to blacktop that it lasts as long as it does. As it ages, it loses its ability to repel the elements and it gets smoother over time which reduces its traction potential. Nothing lasts forever and if you want to maintain a healthy commercial parking lot and keep it safe, a sealcoat applied on a routine basis by a professional sealcoat company in Minnesota is one of the best ways to do that.
Any commercial paving contractor is most likely able to provide sealcoat services to you, although ample research should be done to make sure that you employ a reputable contractor to carry out the work to avoid potential issues. Also, inquire about what kind of finishes are available as there are several different options that provide a variety of surface properties that lend themselves to safety. Not all commercial paving contractors will provide all the different sealcoat options.
Another thing that you should be concerned about is any problem areas in your blacktop like cracks and/or spots that seem to be sinking. It is recommended that a commercial paving contractor be summoned to perform asphalt repairs before covering up potential problems that could get much worse over time, hidden under the sealcoat. You should have a good blacktop foundation before having a sealcoat contractor in Minnesota apply a sealcoat or you’ could be wasting your money as a seal coat cannot prevent damage that is already done. Protect your commercial lot, your clients/residents, and yourself with a fresh layer of sealcoat.