When it comes to any pavement management plan; Sealcoating is at the top of the list. Sealcoating, in itself, consists of the application of either a coal tar pitch or asphalt cement that is mixed with inert fillers, water emulsifying agents and/or additives. This mixture, applied in thin coats protects off-highway pavement surfaces against oil, gasoline, salt, water and ultraviolet rays.
Asphalt is in a constant battle against the sun and water. The sun dries out the natural oils essential for the pavements strength and flexibility. Water is the main enemy of asphalt because of the freeze and thaw cycle. Water expands as it freezes and contracts as it melts. This cycle is extremely damaging to a porous surface such as asphalt. Even occasional rain will break down and wash away the asphalt binder in time
Asphalt is highly susceptible to problems with sun, water, ice / snow, and traffic. The deterioration begins as soon as asphalt is installed and progresses quickly as time goes on. Watch for the color to turn from a rich black color to a gray after just a few months. Once the asphalt binder has been lost, the surface will become brittle and start to come apart causing the flexibility to lessen and cracks will appear. Luckily, there is a way to prevent this water damage to happen and to prolong the life of your asphalt.
By seal coating, we are providing a flexible, stable and homogeneous compound to act as a barrier for asphalt surfaces from the damaging effects of weather. Just as we put on sunscreen on our skin for protection from the sun, we put seal coating on asphalt to protest it from the same damaging rays. Seal coating added to the porous surface of asphalt keeps water from penetrating its structure and delays the damage caused by the sun. If cracks have already appeared, seal coating will prevent those cracks from lengthening and widening.
New asphalt also needs to be seal coated. Allow the new pavement to cure for 60 to 90 days and then have the surface seal coated. Depending on the condition of your asphalt and the amount of traffic exposure you have, your asphalt should be seal coated 2 to 5 years to maximize protection. A fresh seal coating also replenishes the brand new paved look of your asphalt and enhances the curb appeal of your property.
Briar Hills Villa – Sealcoating / James Kurpiel Inc.
Why Choose Us
- Locally owned and operated in Hackensack New Jersey
- Exclusive Distributor of SEALMASTER Pavement Products
- Serving the tri-state area for over 35 years
- Quality Services and Products
What our “clientele” say
James Kurpiel Inc. completely and professionally sealcoated and re-striped my medical facility’s parking lot over a three day holiday weekend. The results were amazing and the appearance is stunning. Highly recommend this firm.
The pavement and lot in front of our loading docks takes a pounding. We hired James Kurpiel Inc. to come in a do some saw-cut patching on the worst areas and coating on the others. Excellent workmanship and product.
James Kurpiel Inc. – Asphalt Paving Contractors in Bergen County
19 Orchard St. – Hackensack, N.J. 07601
Toll Free at 1-800-273-9769