Shambling sealcoating is a local asphalt contractor that provides sealcoating, paving and maintenance in St.Charles, IL. We are a family owned and operated company with over 15 years of experience. Our services include sealing, paving and blacktop maintenance that meets the needs of both residential and commercial customers.
Parking lots are often the first and last impression a person gets of your business. It's a common misconception that paving parking lots is an easy job. The truth is, it can be quite tricky and require expertise to get the results you want. For example, if your parking lot has deep cracks, alligator cracking, tire rutting then you might need to do a full replacement of the entire lot. If not, there will be more crack repair costs in the future. If your existing lot has minor surface damage, an asphalt overlay is a more affordable solution.
A paving overlay is a thin layer (1.5 inches) of asphalt placed on top of the existing parking lot surface. This can be done when there are minor cracks in the pavement and limited damage to the sub base underneath. It's less expensive and quicker than full replacements.
Overlays Are a Good Idea:
Full-depth cracks, alligator cracking, deep potholes, or block cracking are indications that there are issues with the sub base. If the issues are widespread, typically, a full parking lot replacement is needed. Full replacements cost more and take longer but last longer with the proper maintenance.
One of the most important things you can do for your asphalt parking lot is to sealcoat it. Sealcoating protects your asphalt from chemicals such as fluids leaking from a car, which over time can damage the asphalt. Sealcoating fixes minor surface damage and will fill in small surface cracks. Sealcoating also slows down sun oxidation. Oxidation causes the binders that hold the aggregate together to evaporate, making the asphalt brittle and more prone to cracking. Sealcoating helps prevent water intrusion into the subbase of the parking lot.
Can sealer be applied to concrete?
Sealcoating does not bond well to concrete or cement surfaces. It will look good first, but it will peel and flake off, becoming a constant maintenance problem and eyesore.
How often should I seal my asphalt?
Depending on traffic, a parking lot needs to be sealed every 2 to 3 years.
Will the sealer fill depressions/holes and fill the cracks?
Sealer will not fill holes and depressions in the asphalt. If put on too thick, sealer flakes off. Sealcoating will fill hairline surface cracks, but will not fill larger cracks. Before sealcoating your lot, we will use a hot rubber crack sealer to fill larger cracks.
After sealcoating or an asphalt overlay, striping is the next step in making your parking lot safe for cars and pedestrians. Parking lot striping improve safety and traffic flow on your property.
ADA Requirements: Property owners need to understand that parking lots must comply with ADA requirements. We will advise you of any issues that need to be addressed to meet current ADA requirements.
New Layout: If you have a new parking lot or your old design needs some updating, we can help.
Restripe: The fading of your parking lot lines can be a major safety issue. With our restriping service, not only will you restore your markings to new but your will help keep drivers and pedestrians safe.
Potholes are one of the most annoying and hazardous features to a parking lot. They can cause serious injury to those both on foot or in a vehicle. Potholes are created by cracks in the asphalt that allow water to seep under it and freeze. This process repeats over time, causing the hole to get larger each year and making for a more costly repair. The faster potholes are fixed the less damage they can do to your parking lot and balance sheet.
Cracks in asphalt pavement are not only unsightly, but they can also be a safety hazard. A crack that hasn't been sealed before will keep getting bigger with time. Water penetrating the crack will cause pressure on the asphalt forcing more movement, and this is amplified during the winter with freezing and thawing.
Using commercial-grade hot rubber crack sealer will help prevent the cracks from spreading and will protect the subbase of your parking lot or driveway. Crack sealing is part of a good asphalt maintenance plan and should be done yearly.
The benefits of an asphalt driveway are numerous: it looks great year-round; with proper installation, this type of paving will last at least 25+ years with proper maintenance. An asphalt drive is the first impression that people see when they come to your home and you want their experience to be a positive one.
How long does it take to pave a driveway?
This answer will be different for every driveway. As a general rule, it will take 1-2 days to prep the ground and 1 day to lay asphalt. During our site visit, we can give you a better idea of the total time your project will take.
How long will my driveway last?
Driveways can last up to 20-30 years with care. To help them last, sealcoating them every 2-3 years is a good idea. Sealcoating fills in holes and reduces the damage that oxygen and sunlight can do.
Asphalt driveways are an investment worth protecting. Driveway sealcoating helps protect asphalt from sun oxidation, chemicals, such as fluid leaks from cars. Sealcoating fills surface voids and helps keep the asphalt from becoming dry and brittle. Dry asphalt can crack easier and cause major issues to the subbase.
Sealcoating should be done every 2-3 years for maximum protection of your driveway!
Shamblin Sealcoating is the best choice for sealcoating in St. Charles, IL, because we are a locally owned and operated company. We use only industry-leading products that are lasting. Shamblin has been in the asphalt industry for over 15 years, and we're here to help with all your needs.