Asphalt Sealing and Striping: The Definitive Guide
From the moment a client enters a commercial property, they are making judgments that will affect how they conduct their business. Often, the parking lot is where the first assumptions about a company are made. An old, run-down parking lot can signal to customers that a business takes little pride in its appearance, among other things. This is where asphalt sealing and striping come in.
A freshly sealed parking lot with brightly painted lines demonstrates a modern company that pays attention to detail. Showing a customer that a business cares about their appearance is important.
Read on for a guide to sealing and striping your commercial property today.
What is Asphalt Sealing?
Asphalt sealing, or sealcoating, is a protective layer applied to asphalt pavement. It protects the pavement while improving its overall curb appeal. Depending on the local weather, sunlight exposure, and traffic conditions, it’s generally recommended to reapply sealcoating every two to three years.
The Benefits of Asphalt Sealing and Striping
There are several benefits of sealcoating that make it a good investment for any commercial property.
The biggest advantage is that it protects your asphalt from UV rays, oil, water, and other elements that can cause damage over time. Sealcoating fills in gaps on the surface of the pavement to prevent these irritants from penetrating it while also preventing the discoloring effects of the sun.
Sealcoating is the most effective way to protect your asphalt pavement; regular treatments will save you thousands in repairs. Plus, the application is quick, and maintenance is simple.
The most obvious benefit of sealing and striping is that they improve your property’s curb appeal. The sleek look of freshly coated asphalt can enhance the appearance of your storefront and draw clients inside.
There are two ways to apply new sealcoating:
- Spray coat
- Squeegee coat
A spray coat can be applied using a machine and is ideal for jobs requiring extra precision. Squeegee coats can be applied by machine or by hand (in confined areas) and are ideal for getting the coat into the pavement’s nooks and crannies. For maximum coverage, a spray coat can be lightly applied over a squeegee coat.
Paint and Striping: The Finishing Touches
Once your property is sleek and sealed, striping can be added as a finishing touch. There are plenty of ways paint can be used to enhance your lot, including:
- Parking stalls
- Curb painting
- Speed bump striping
- Fire lanes
- Directional cues
ASI: The #1 Asphalt Contractor in the Bay Area
For commercial properties in the Bay Area, there is no better partner than Asphalt Surfacing, Inc. From sealcoating to striping, ASI can turn your lot into a sleek space that better represents the quality of your business. Get a free quote today and transform your property’s curb appeal.