What is Sealcoat and Crackfill? Why is it Necessary?

Keeping your asphalt lot protected and in good repair is important for safety and longevity. When your parking lot has a crack left unattended, it could lead to greater issues and reduce the lifespan of your lot dramatically. Sealcoating acts as a barrier for your asphalt, helping protect it from the harsh weather and elements. Keeping your lot sealcoated could potentially double the lifespan of your asphalt. At Blackjack Paving, we are committed to helping you maximize your investment. Through sealcoating and crackfill, you can keep your lot in good condition without breaking your budget.

What is Sealcoat?

Sealcoat is a layer of protection on top of your asphalt. There are two varieties of sealcoating: coal-tar emulsion and asphalt-based emulsion. Both of which can be effective methods for sealing. When applied, the sealcoating covers the pits and pores of the surface, preventing oil, gasoline, and moisture from seeping into the asphalt. Also, sealcoating reflects the harsh sun rays which can cause premature discoloration or failure in your asphalt lot. If your lot has small cracks and imperfections, the sealcoating process may fill them in and create a uniformly strong surface. Additionally, sealcoating will transform the appearance of your lot. The fresh look and level surface will make your existing lot look new and well-kept. Since your parking lot is often your visitors’ first encounter with your company, you should make sure to make a strong and professional first impression.

What is Crackfill?

Premature failure in asphalt happens often when cracks are left unattended. Water can seep down into the foundation of your lot causing erosion and pavement failure. Crackfill is a latex product designed to fill cracks and prevent moisture from penetrating your asphalt. Fixing cracks is an economical and effective solution which can prolong the lifespan of your lot, keep your lot safe, and preserve your budget.

Why is it Necessary?

Fixing cracks and sealing your lot will save money and efforts by avoiding a premature asphalt replacement. Also, your lot will remain in good condition, which can help prevent dangerous and costly slip and falls or car damage from potholes. Being proactive with your lot maintenance is wise for the safety of your guests and employees as well as your finances. Sealcoating and crackfill are affordable additions to your asphalt maintenance plan. As asphalt professionals, our team at Blackjack Paving has seen firsthand the difference adding sealcoat and crackfill makes. Your lot will be guarded against oil spills, gas spills, and moisture. Sealcoating will help minimize the harsh impacts of weather and its freeze and thaw cycles. Additionally, a protective coating will minimize the traffic wear from daily use. By investing in these steps, your lot will remain impressive looking and functional for much longer.


If you are interested in sealcoat or crackfill for your lot, give us a call to schedule your sealcoat project. Our paving professionals at Blackjack Paving want to help your asphalt endure and impress for years to come!

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