Your parking lot is a significant investment in your property. There are many reasons why you should keep it maintained. Sealcoating with POLY-TAR sealer is an inexpensive process that will extend the life of your pavement investment and increase your property’s curb appeal. Best of all, as part of a Pavement Management Plan (PMP), POLY-TAR can reduce your Pavement Life-cycle costs by an average of 50%.
If you are looking for a reliable and professional company that does parking lot sealcoating in Toronto and the GTA, then look no further than Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. Our pavement experts are always ready to assess your parking lots and apply the appropriate parking lot sealcoating treatments necessary for an incomparable price
What Is a Sealcoat?
A sealcoat is a protective layer for pavement in parking lots and on roads. It prevents external damages to the asphalt caused by vehicles, weather, water erosion, and other uncontrolled or unprecedented elements. Parking lot sealcoating is always the last step in the parking lot paving process.
Parking Lot Sealcoating and Striping
In addition to protecting the properties of the asphalt, sealcoating the parking lot also adds a nice, fresh, clean and professional look to the exterior of your establishment. In fact, whether people realize it or not, one of the first things they notice as they are approaching the entrance to your business is how clean and well maintained the outside of the building looks and that includes the parking lot. Ask yourself, “What does my parking lot say about my business?”
Rather than having old, cracked and faded pavement, by choosing to properly maintain your pavement, you will have a parking lot that gives your customers a positive impression of your business. With minimal inconvenience to yourself and your customers, we will sealcoat and stripe your parking lot professionally and efficiently, making it look brand new again. A perfectly maintained parking lot can make a great difference in the way your customers view your business and it can even be a deciding factor in whether they decide to support your business. After all, the way you take care of the exterior of your business is, in many ways, a reflection of the business itself.
Benefits of Sealcoating
The benefits of parking lot sealcoating are plentiful. In the long run, it will help to not only preserve the integrity, look, and feel of the pavement in your parking lot, but it may end up saving you a great deal of money as well. Whatever amount you pay upfront for sealing your parking lot presently will prevent you from having to pay even more money later on to fix the eventual damages caused by neglecting to seal your parking lot.
Think of sealcoat as a barrier between the asphalt and the harmful elements like snow, rain, sunlight, changing temperatures, oil leaks from vehicles, and other factors. In this sense, protecting your asphalt from the very beginning and then maintaining that protection every three to six years is a worth the long-term investment. The better maintained your parking lot is, the longer it will last without you having to repair any damages like cracks, water erosion, and potholes.
On top of the financial benefits, sealcoating your parking lot also makes it a lot safer, especially in rainy, snowy, or sleek weather conditions. Since the parking lot is on your property, you are also legally liable if someone injures themselves while on your property and sealcoating the parking lot can help prevent accidents from happening. It adds a level of friction, which makes it easier for vehicles to slow down or stop either slowly or suddenly if they have to.
Parking Lot Sealer We Use
Here at Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., we use only the most durable pavement coatings from Gem Seal Pavement Products of Charlotte, NC. Gem Seal has been the recognized leader in pavement coating in North America for over 50 years and we pride ourselves on the durability that no other sealer can match, thus providing the lowest cost per year of service.
High durability sealers also extend the maintenance cycles, reducing the frequency of sealer applications, reducing reapplications of parking lot markings and reducing the inconvenience to tenants and owners. We also make sure that the site is properly and thoroughly prepared before we commence the sealing process. This includes carefully sweeping the parking lot with a mechanical power sweeper to ensure that all debris and foliage has been completely removed before the sealer is applied.
Cost of Parking Lot Sealcoating and Striping
Generally, the cost of parking lot sealing depends on a series of factors:
- The size of the parking lot
- The specific configuration and traffic flow on the property
- The extent of any pre-existing damages to the asphalt
- Surface Preparation costs—the amount of the debris to be removed effects the length of time and labour required to properly prepare the pavement for the Sealcoat application.
- The current state of the pavement—if it has been lacking timely maintenance in the past, has cracks, potholes, damaged catch basins, or rutting, then we need to repair these issues before we can start to sealcoat the parking lot.
- Seasonal timing— Late season projects typically take more time to dry/cure between coats, which can slow down the entire process, making completing the job more challenging and time consuming. Mid-May to mid-September is ideal for best results.
All POLY-TAR sealcoat jobs start with proper preparation of the surface. A mechanical power-sweeper is used to ensure that all surface dirt and debris is removed.
A bead of POLY-TAR sealer is placed along the curbs and all edges. Care is always taken to ensure no over-spray of POLY-TAR occurs on any border surface ever.
The entire surface is then blown completely dust free using high-pressure blowers to ensure final proper preparation of the surface prior to the sealcoat being applied.
When examining project bids from contractors, a mechanical power sweep and high-pressure blow of the entire surface must be included in the scope of work. It is not optional.
Squeegees or brushes are used to carefully apply the POLY-TAR along all curbs, walls, or stonework at all perimeter edges.
Once edging is complete, a single pass of spray sealer is carefully applied, directed away from all curb edges.
On smaller projects, we hand spray POLY-TAR to provide a heavy, even coat on the entire pavement surface.
Our self-propelled sealcoat machine sprays coats of sealer at up to 14 feet wide and provides unmatched job production to meet tight schedules on your large parking lot projects.
The exceptional durability of POLY-TAR comes in part from being able apply 2 or 3 coats of sealer to the pavement surface, providing the highest mil. thickness possible. The thicker…..the better!!
We are able to meet your unique scheduling requirements to get the job done on time — day or night.
Parking Lot Sealcoating Services Offered by Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc.
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. has over 20 years of experience in sealcoating parking lots, repairing asphalt and striping parking lots. We are always ready and willing to offer premium services for affordable prices. For more information, please call our toll-free number: 1-888-728-3636. If you’re in Toronto, you can call us at (416) 410-3705.