This is a great question! A seal coat is performed as a part of the routine maintenance of asphalt. Just like a fresh coat of paint protects your fascia boards from sun damage, seal coating your asphalt can help lengthen the life of your streets.
A seal coat helps to protect asphalt from sun damage, water damage, and damage that results from constant contact with oils and gasoline from cars. When properly applied, a seal coat can also fill small cracks in your asphalt, helping to prevent them from turning into large cracks.
Plus, it freshens up the look of your streets!
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is certainly the case when it comes to asphalt, a commodity that fluctuates in price, sometimes substantially. Considering the fact that a good seal coat costs a fraction of the cost of asphalt replacement, this is a maintenance project that is well worth your consideration!