Sealcoating Results In May
If you have asphalt pavement, you probably know how important it is to maintain your asphalt sealcoating. Asphalt pavement that receives regular sealcoating can last up to twice as long; sealcoating blocks UV rays and slows the progress of caustic chemicals, including automotive fluids. Sealcoating also rejuvenates the color of asphalt pavement and helps conceal surface imperfections. Although the Las Vegas area enjoys a much longer sealcoating season than most parts of the country, certain times are better than others for sealcoating.
Sealcoating Results In May – The Conditions
Sealcoating should never be applied when the pavement or air temperatures are less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Furthermore, the temperatures should remain above 50 degrees for the first 24 hours following application. It is also best if the temperatures are below 70 degrees and the humidity level is less than 50 percent.
In Las Vegas, there are not a lot of months during which the overnight lows typically dip below 50 degrees. Humidity levels are virtually never a problem, either. However, many people do not realize that extremely hot weather is not ideal for sealcoating.
The reason that temperatures and humidity levels are so important involves the water that sealcoating contains. The water must be able to evaporate if the sealcoating is to dry. High levels of humidity slow the process of evaporation. Evaporation also slows down at cool temperatures. For best results, evaporation should occur at a consistent rate. When temperatures are extremely high — which is often the case during the typical summer in Las Vegas — the top layer can dry too quickly.
Best Times for Sealcoating in Las Vegas
Weather is notoriously unpredictable from one year to the next. However, based on historical weather data, conditions are more nearly perfect for sealcoating from late March through May and from late September through October.
It is important to remember that although these are the times that are best for sealcoating, they are certainly not the only times that sealcoating jobs can be completed successfully. Experienced sealcoating professionals know how to provide excellent results during the summer months or when conditions are marginal. There are even isolated periods of unseasonably warm weather during the winter that allow sealcoating. Therefore, whatever the time of year, if you are concerned about the condition of your asphalt pavement, the best thing you can do is ask your contractor whether sealcoating is possible. Reputable contractors will be honest about whether you should have sealcoating applied. Sometimes, it may be better to take care of any repair issues to protect your pavement and delay sealcoating until conditions are better.
Contact a Reliable Sealcoating Professional
Affordable Striping & Sealing is an asphalt maintenance and striping company that has built a solid reputation for the quality of our work, our exceptional customer service, and our outstanding professionalism. We are dedicated to ensuring that every customer is 100-percent satisfied with the work that we do. Our crews are committed to delivering extraordinary results within budget and on schedule. We offer a wide variety of services, including asphalt sealcoating, road marking, crack filling, traffic sign installation, bumper blocks and curb painting. To request a free quote, you can either submit the online form or call (702) 222-9009.
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