If you’ve owned a Winter Haven parking lot paving for a while, you are probably already aware of the importance of seal coating. This is a form of maintenance for your pavement that requires the application of a sealant on to the surface of your paving.
This provides your pavement with a layer of protection against the natural elements and is one of the most important forms of Winter Haven parking lot paving maintenance. To make sure that you get the full benefit of a seal coating, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this that we’ve answered.
How often does this need to be done?
As important as a seal coating is for your pavement, you have to make sure that this is done regularly enough that you get the full benefit of this. With this in mind, you should be having your pavement seal coated every year or so, depending on the wear and tear of your paving. If your pavement gets worn down much faster due to frequency of use, then you need to have your paving sealed more frequently.
When is the best time to have this done?
Now that you know how often you should be having this done, you might have realized that your own paving is in need of sealing. So when is the best time to have this done? Ideally, you want to have your paving sealed during the summer months as this provides the best environment for the sealant to set properly, which gives you the full benefit of the seal coating.
How do I prepare my paving for seal coating?
So you’ve scheduled your Winter Haven parking lot paving for a seal coating service; is there anything that you should do before your paving contractor comes in to apply the sealant?
As much as possible, you should clean the surface of your pavement to make sure that there is no debris that will get mixed into the sealant when it is applied. In addition to this, you should clean your paving of any oil spots as this may make it difficult for the sealant to stick to the area where the oil spots are.
Do I need to close my business to have this done?
Fortunately, seal coating is a simple enough process that it is easy enough to close your parking lot for a weekend for the application of the sealant on to the surface of your paving and be ready for business on Monday.