What Is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating creates a waterproof seal over an asphalt or concrete surface, protecting it from damage caused by water, climate conditions, oxidation, and more. Sealcoating is a valuable tool that helps property owners achieve optimal pavement longevity and aesthetics. If you want your paved surfaces to look better and last longer, don’t hesitate to reach out.

How Frequently Is Sealcoating Required?

The recommended frequency of sealcoating services depends on three factors:

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:

Preventative Maintenance

Rather than responding to a problem once it has already occurred, preventative maintenance keeps problems from occurring at all. In addition to saving time and money, here’s why property owners prefer preventative maintenance over reactive maintenance:

The Process

Sealcoating is a type of preventative maintenance that reduces repairs and replacement costs and maximizes your pavement’s lifespan. These are the steps we follow for every sealcoating service.


We remove any debris or other obstructions from the surface and clean it to make sure the sealcoat material applies correctly. We also repair any damaged areas, such as cracks and potholes.

Edge and Tape

We seal off any areas that don’t need sealcoat treatment using tape or other materials.

Apply the Sealcoat

We apply the sealcoat material, which is often coal-tar-based or asphalt-based. Depending on the type and size of your pavement, we’ll either apply the sealcoat using a spray or squeegee system.

Coat Application

We apply a sealant layer on top of the sealcoat material to ensure proper adhesion and create a smooth surface. Depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation, we’ll apply a layer that’s anywhere between 1/16 and 1/8 of an inch thick.

Dry and Cure

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

Striping and Markings

We apply new lane markings, parking lines, and more once the curing period is over.

Our Service Areas

Your Concrete & Asphalt Paving Experts

Pro-Pave Inc. Paving is the trusted name for reliable maintenance, repair, and installation services in communities throughout the Washington DC and Mid-Atlantic areas.

Our Office:

21563 Stonetree Court, Sterling, VA 20166

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Get in Touch

Want to know more about our sealcoating services? Get in touch with a pavement specialist today.