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Sealcoating your parking lot helps preserves the life of your asphalt. It blocks water from its way down through the asphalt. When water gets into the asphalt it begins to break it down and cause further issues. With the consistent rain we have in Washington, it’s important to sealcoat parking lots to ensure your are getting the longest life from your asphalt as possible. When it comes to the application and life of sealcoat, several factors affect to the timeline. Sealcoating season varies from year to year, but it is generally May through September. This is due to the consistent temperatures
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Sealing cracks in your parking lot or asphalt is a key maintenance item. When cracks are left unattended they expand, going from singular cracks to spiderweb cracks that soon will turn into potholes. This happen because moisture is able to free move throughout the asphalt further damaging it. Before we crack seal/crack fill we clean out the cracks with pressurized air to ensure that we are able to get the full amount of crack seal in the crack. This inhibits water and moisture from moving throughout the crack and protecting your investment. We always crack seal prior to sealcoating to ensure that
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The life of your asphalt depends on how solid your base is. When starting a new paving project, we generally bring in 5/8 inch crushed rock.  To ensure the longevity of the asphalt, we compact the rock, ensuring proper grade.  A good grade with enough fall will ensure water does not sit on the asphalt.  Standing water on asphalt is detrimental to the life of the asphalt.  New asphalt can be applied in varying depths.  A 2-3″ depth of compacted asphalt is standard for most residential applications, whereas, depths up to 8″ are more suitable for heavy traffic or heavy load areas (where garbage trucks
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