Asphalt is a popular choice for paving driveways. It’s durable, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing. Did you know that sealing your asphalt driveway can also benefit the environment? Let’s explore how asphalt seal coating can help protect the environment and why homeowners need to consider this option when building or maintaining their driveway.
Reducing Pollution from Vehicles
Asphalt seal coat helps reduce vehicular pollution by protecting the pavement from damage caused by oils and gas spills. When oil and gas leak onto a driveway without sealant, they seep into the porous asphalt, damaging its structure. As a result, minor to major cracks develop in the pavement, leading to potholes and other severe problems that require costly maintenance and repair. By sealing your asphalt driveway, you will minimize future damage caused by oil/gas spills and reduce vehicle pollution due to fewer repairs needed.
Conserving Natural Materials
Sealcoating your asphalt driveway can also help conserve natural materials such as gravel, clay, sand and sand used in asphalt production. Using fewer of these materials reduces the strain on the environment; therefore, seal coating an existing asphalt surface has a positive environmental impact by preventing unnecessary material removal. Additionally, using an environmentally friendly product like coal tar emulsion sealer ensures that no hazardous substances escape the atmosphere during the application or while drying/curing.
Lowering Energy Consumption
The energy consumption of a properly maintained paved surface is much lower than that of an unmaintained surface. For example, a paved surface without any maintenance may need frequent resurfacing or reconstruction due to damage caused by weathering or improper drainage problems, leading to increased energy consumption due to more frequent repair projects being necessary over time than otherwise. By regularly sealing your driveway with coal tar sealer you can extend its life span significantly, helping you save money on costly repairs while consuming less energy overall when compared with surfaces not receiving regular maintenance like seal coating.
Sealing your asphalt driveway can be beneficial in several ways, not only for aesthetic reasons. Oil/gas spill protection reduces vehicular emissions while eco-friendly products conserve natural resources and lower energy consumption associated with frequent repairs caused by lack of maintenance.
If you are looking for reliable and eco-friendly asphalt sealing, give us a call. Our team of professionals has worked on many projects for residential and commercial clients and is ready to help you take the next steps in protecting your home’s asphalt. Contact us today online or call us at 647-812-7845.