Major Differences Between Sealcoating, Resurfacing and Repaving
Do I need to Sealcoat, Resurface or Repave my Asphalt Pavement?
Asphalt pavement is relatively inexpensive, durable and can last for many years when properly maintained throughout the year. Besides pothole repairs or crack filling services, there are other forms of resurfacing maintenance that will need to be done when your asphalt becomes worn, weathered and old. Asphalt surface treatments are generally broken down into three categories: sealcoating, resurfacing and repaving. Each solution is tailored to your specific needs depending on the degree of damage. Exit 7 Sealcoating outlines the main differences between sealcoating, resurfacing and repaving, as well as their key benefits.
Sealcoating vs. Resurfacing vs. Repaving
Sealcoating: Sealcoat is a liquid mixture that is spread over your existing asphalt. Regularly investing in sealcoating has a direct correlation on how long and what condition your asphalt pavement remains. Sealcoating will not fill potholes or large cracks; pavement repairs must be done before your sealcoating service.
Benefits of Sealcoating: It gives your pavement a beautiful rich black finish and provides a layer of protection against corrosive chemicals, moisture and UV light.
Asphalt Resurfacing: This is more of an emergency measure used when asphalt becomes seriously damaged and shows signs of failure. During a resurfacing treatment, your contractors will add a new asphalt surface over your existing pavement.
Benefits of Resurfacing: The new pavement surface uses the old pavement as a foundation for stability and strength. Your asphalt is safe, aesthetically pleasing and extends the life of your pavement.
Repaving: Repaving becomes the last option, used when your pavement isn’t in good enough shape to support resurfacing. The old pavement is completely removed, the foundation is rebuilt and new asphalt is paved.
Benefits of Repaving: You are left with a brand new, durable and beautiful pavement surface that will last for many years as long as you keep up on maintenance and sealcoating.
Hire a Professional Asphalt Contractor
Exit 7 Sealcoating, expert asphalt contractors in New Jersey, are available for residential and commercial services including sealcoating, crack repair, pothole filling, resurfacing, repaving and more. When considering which treatment is right for you, remember that sealcoating is a preventative & protective service. Resurfacing and repaving are used for repairs to asphalt that has major damage or complete failure. We will thoroughly inspect your property and recommend the best treatment service based on your asphalt needs.