M & M Asphalt Maintenance uses industrial grade, polymer-modified refined-tar sealer to protect and beautify your driveway or parking lot
Pavement consists of stones, sands, and asphalt cement binder. The binder acts as a glue to hold these aggregates together, but unfortunetaly oxidizes out when exposed to sun, rain, snow, and other elements. Oxidized pavement is gray in color -- not the original black when the pavement still contained asphalt cement binder.
With no binder, the pavement becomes brittle -- resulting in cracks, alligatored areas, and potholes. Cracks permit water seepage, which will freeze, thaw, and spall away the asphalt, eventually forming potholes. Combine this deterioration with harmful chemicals such as vehicle fluids and salts, and the life of pavement decreases drastically.
Sealcoating provides a durable layer between pavement and harmful elements. It also works as a glue for small-scale cracking. However, it is NOT a solution for large cracks (see crackfilling) and is considered a preventative maintenance that is required every few years. The concept is similar to, and just as necessary as, staining a deck or painting steel. By sealcoating on a regular basis with our material, the life of your asphalt can be doubled.
M & M Asphalt uses industrial grade, polymer-modified refined-tar sealer. Sand is added to increase the solid content and traction, and polymer modifiers are added to increase flexibility and durability. It is a clay-stabilized emulsion that resists chemicals, oils, fuels, and grease. This performance mixture, nothing like what you buy from Lowes or Home Depot, is proven to be the longest lasting, most durable and abrasion resistant sealer on the market.
Sealcoat is generally applied using a specialized, hydraulic-operated spray machine. This advanced sprayer is used because it enables us to apply a smooth, brushless, consistent coat of sealer, and it accomplishes superior penetration into the asphalt pores. In certain situations, sealer is applied with squeegees, brushes, or other hand tools.
In addition to protecting pavement, sealcoating compliments a property and enhances parking lines. The final product beautifies the material with a vivid, rich color that lasts for years.