What Is Sealcoating?

A sealcoat is a protective layer designed to rejuvenate worn pavements. It protects surfaces from drying out and cracking due to oxidation from the sun and excessive salt exposure during the winter months.

Contact us to see how sealcoating can extend the life of your pavement and improve your property’s curb appeal.

How Frequently Is Sealcoating Required?

Sealcoating frequency can be determined by:

The pavement’s age and condition

How often the pavement is used

Local climate and weather conditions

Reactive vs. Proactive Maintenance

Reactive Maintenance

While still effective, reactive maintenance is inferior to preventative maintenance. Here’s why:

Reactive maintenance is less effective than preventative maintenance—like sealcoating—because it:

Preventative Maintenance

Sealcoating and other forms of preventative maintenance stop damage before it happens, saving you time and money. Here’s why preventative maintenance is superior:

The Process


We eliminate any debris and clean the surface to ensure proper sealcoat application. We also fix any cracks, potholes, or other damages.

Edge and Tape

We use tape or other materials to block off any sections that don’t require sealcoating.

Apply the Sealcoat

We apply the coal-tar or asphalt-based sealcoat using a spray or squeegee system, depending on the pavement type and size.

Coat Application

We apply between 1/16 and 1/8 inches of sealant to the top layer to make sure the adhesive sticks and the surface is smooth.

Dry and Cure

We leave the sealcoat to dry and cure for 12 to 36 hours.

Striping and Markings

Once the sealcoat has cured, we apply new lane markings, parking lines, and more as needed.

Our Service Areas

We serve clients throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Wherever you are, we’ll come to you. We’ll meet your needs right the first time. Carolina Asphalt is the trusted name for reliable maintenance, repair, and installation services near you.

North and South Carolina’s Premier Asphalt and Concrete Provider

622 E Westinghouse Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

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