Sealcoat Is Like Sunscreen!

The procedure of giving your asphalt parking lot a protective layer of liquid emulsion is known as sealcoating, or slurry sealing; it functions similarly to sunscreen in shielding our skin. Additionally, sealcoating delivers a beautiful rich black finish with numerous advantages at a very affordable price.

Benefits Of Sealcoating:

  • Extends Pavement Lifespan: Like sunscreen for your skin, sealcoating shields your asphalt from the sun’s drying effects, extending its lifespan.
  • Reduces Runoff Damage: It minimizes damage from runoff irrigation and the erosion it can cause.
  • Sun Protection: Acts as a barrier against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
  • Enhances Visibility: Makes traffic lines and markings more visible.
  • Prevents Chemical Damage: Reduces auto-related chemical damage, such as gas, oil, and antifreeze.
  • Hides Repairs: Conceals asphalt repairs, such as patching and trenching.
  • Fills Holes and Cracks: Repairs holes and cracks that allow water to penetrate the asphalt structure.
  • Enhances Appearance: Improves the appearance of your asphalt.

Sealcoating is essential for maintaining your asphalt parking lot’s functionality and appearance. Much like your building’s roof, plumbing, or HVAC system, your asphalt is a capital investment that requires maintenance to remain in good condition.

What Is Sealcoat?

Applying sealcoat material to your asphalt with a squeegee or sprayer, it’s essentially an emulsion consisting of asphalt, water, and gravel. Both human and mechanical methods can be used to apply a seal. Sealcoating material, when applied properly, should give your parking lot a consistent level of durability and visual enhancement. In other words, your asphalt will seem very gorgeous and black.

When And How Often To Sealcoat

For asphalt overlays, we advise waiting 4-6 months for the overlay to dry before applying the first coat of sealant; for smaller asphalt patch jobs, we advise waiting 30 days. We advise sealing your asphalt every 3-5 years or as needed for continuing preventative maintenance; this will significantly increase the longevity of your asphalt.

How Sealcoating Works

Sealcoating works to shield your asphalt in a manner akin to how sunscreen shields our skin. It also reduces damage from auto-related substances like petrol, oil, and antifreeze, and serves as a shield against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Reduced damage from irrigation and rainfall-related water runoff is another advantage of sealcoating. Lastly, when sealcoating is applied properly, it reduces the amount of water that can seep into the substructure of your asphalt by filling in many of the tiny holes and fractures that develop on the surface of your parking lot over time.

Our Sealcoating Process

Here at Superior Asphalt, we take great satisfaction in our abilities to ensure a stress-free project from beginning to end. If necessary, we can display or give schematics illustrating the areas of work that are scheduled, as well as give notice to your renters in advance. Work zones will be marked off with flagging tape and string after your project has started to ensure optimal visibility. Your parking lot is thoroughly cleaned using wire brushes, brooms, and powerful blowers. We will clean up any mess our staff caused while working on your project after they are done. When your renters return to work the next day, all they will notice is a newly sealed and striped parking lot.

Please refer to our FAQ and Glossary pages for further information on unfamiliar terms or services.


Although asphalt is tough and long-lasting, it is not unbreakable. It is imperative that you maintain a close eye on the state of your asphalt and schedule maintenance and repairs as soon as an issue arises. The smallest fractures in the pavement are the most typical indications of wear. Due to normal wear and tear as well as exposure to the elements, such as heat and rain, asphalt eventually loses its binder. The scorching California sun, in particular, can oxidize pavement, drying it off and hastening the aging process. Over time, oxidation and normal wear and tear can cause serious damage to your asphalt.

Real harm can be caused by water seeping through tiny cracks in your asphalt. The likelihood of the subgrade failing increases with the amount of water that permeates the asphalt, thus guaranteeing the eventual collapse of your asphalt pavement.

The best technique to cover the asphalt’s surface and prevent water infiltration is to apply a sealer, often known as sealcoating. Sealcoating is the process of filling in surface spaces and forming a barrier for surface protection by applying a compound that is a mixture of oils, fine sands, and other particles. Sealcoating not only extends the anticipated life of your asphalt, but it also provides it with a modern appearance that will appeal to potential customers.

For optimal protection, Superior Asphalt advises sealing your asphalt pavement every few years. By doing this, you can increase the likelihood that your asphalt pavement will live up to its anticipated lifespan, which can ultimately result in significant cost savings.

If you need assistance with sealants for your asphalt, contact us to benefit from our experience.

Trusted Seal Coating In San Diego, CA

Southern California’s strong sun can age asphalt rapidly. High temperatures and intense sun rays can lead to surface deterioration, creating uneven areas, soft spots, rifts, and crevices. To combat this, regular seal coating and asphalt maintenance are crucial.

Our paving contractors have extensive experience repairing driveways, parking lots, and streets in the San Diego, CA area and nearby suburbs. Regular seal coating and asphalt crack repair offer several benefits, including:

Preventing Water Intrusion:
Cracks allow moisture to penetrate the asphalt, increasing the risk of subgrade failure, and potentially requiring costly asphalt replacement.

Maintaining Flexibility:
Asphalt’s flexibility decreases with age, making it vulnerable to damage from everyday use.

Enhancing Appearance:
Regular seal coating gives your property a polished appearance, preventing unsightly skid marks and fluid stains.

In California’s dry climate, sealing your asphalt is crucial to protect against water intrusion, maintain flexibility, and preserve its appearance. Our services ensure your asphalt reaches its expected life expectancy, saving you money in the long term.

For seal coating and asphalt maintenance, contact us to benefit from our expertise.