Don’t Let Cracked Asphalt Damage Your St. Louis Property: The Dangers of Neglecting Sealcoating

The asphalt surfaces on your St. Louis property – your driveway, parking lot, or walkways – endure a lot.  From scorching summer sun to harsh winters with rain, freezing temperatures, and snow, these surfaces take a beating.  Sealcoating offers a crucial layer of protection, but neglecting this essential maintenance can lead to a cascade of problems that can damage your property and cost you more in the long run.

The Silent Threat: From Cracks to Crumbling

Asphalt is naturally susceptible to cracking.  St. Louis’ harsh weather cycles exacerbate this process, causing existing cracks to widen and new ones to form.  While a small crack might seem insignificant, it’s actually a gateway for trouble.  Water infiltration through these cracks is the primary culprit.

Water Infiltration: The Enemy Within

Water seeping through cracks can wreak havoc beneath the surface.  During winter freezes, this water expands, further widening cracks and potentially causing underlying soil to shift.  Over time, this process can lead to:

Structural Damage: The foundation of your asphalt weakens, leading to uneven surfaces, potholes, and potential settlement issues for buildings.

Safety Hazards: Uneven surfaces and potholes pose tripping hazards for pedestrians and create a bumpy, potentially dangerous driving experience.

Neglecting Sealcoating: A Costly Mistake

Repairing extensive cracks, uneven surfaces, and potholes is significantly more expensive than routine sealcoating.  Furthermore, significant structural damage can necessitate complete asphalt replacement, a substantial financial burden.

Protecting Your Investment: The Power of Sealcoating

Sealcoating acts as a protective barrier, shielding your asphalt from the elements.  Here’s how it helps:

Fills Cracks: Sealcoating fills minor cracks, preventing water infiltration and further damage.

Waterproofing: It creates a water-repellent layer, safeguarding your asphalt from the damaging effects of water.

Extends Lifespan: Regular sealcoating can significantly extend the lifespan of your asphalt, saving you money in the long run.

Don’t Let Your Property Value Crack

A well-maintained asphalt surface enhances the curb appeal of your St. Louis property.  Extensive cracks and uneven surfaces can significantly detract from its value, impacting potential resale or rental opportunities.

Partner with Next Level Striping and Construction for Expert Sealcoating

At Next Level Striping and Construction, we understand the importance of protecting your asphalt investment.  Our team of experts provides high-quality sealcoating services using top-of-the-line materials.  We’ll assess your asphalt’s condition, recommend the appropriate sealcoating solution, and ensure a professional application that safeguards your property for years to come.

Contact Next Level Striping and Construction Today!

Don’t wait for cracks to become a costly problem.  Schedule a free consultation with Next Level Striping and Construction today. We’ll help you protect your St. Louis property and ensure your asphalt surfaces stay smooth, safe, and add value for years to come.