Sealcoating is like a protective shield for existing asphalt, similar to how sunscreen protects skin from sunburns. It helps preserve the appearance of the asphalt and prevent further damage from environmental factors like rain and extreme temperatures, instead of fixing existing cracks or damage. Over time, asphalt can turn gray and dull due to oxidation, but sealcoating helps bring back its original black color, giving it a fresh, newly paved look.
Asphalt sealcoating is important for two reasons – it is able to fortify existing asphalt surfaces while also making them appear dark black and brand new. This process does not repair or cure the asphalt, it simply adds a finishing layer that makes it much more durable and resistant to wear and tear.
A new and fresh slab of asphalt is not complete until a sealcoating layer is applied, as this process allows for the lifespan and integrity of the layer to remain intact for much longer than it would without the protective layer.