Sealcoating: Protecting Your Pavement with Dominion Paving & Sealing

When it comes to preserving the life and beauty of your asphalt pavement, Sealcoating is the superhero in Dominion Paving & Sealing’s toolkit. Let’s dive into what makes sealcoating a vital step in pavement maintenance:

The Purpose of Sealcoating

Sealcoating serves as a robust shield for existing, sound asphalt pavement. It stands guard against a multitude of potential damages, including moisture penetration, surface water damage, UV rays’ oxidation, winter’s freeze/thaw cycle, and harmful chemical spills. It acts as a barrier, preventing surface raveling and check cracking.

Materials Matter

Our sealcoating material is a specially formulated rubberized, asphalt resin base coating. This impervious sealer deflects the harmful effects of gasoline, oils, and aliphatic solvents that can wreak havoc on asphalt surfaces. The inclusion of mineral aggregate ensures durability, providing a clean and dry silica sand-free surface.

Surface Preparation

Before applying the protective seal, we ensure meticulous surface preparation. All vegetation is removed, and surfaces are cleaned thoroughly to eliminate foreign debris like dirt, silt, gravel, and leaves. Oil spots are treated with an acrylic oil spot primer to enhance sealer adhesion and prevent bleeding.


Our skilled team applies two coats of asphalt resin emulsion, meeting stringent material specifications. The protective coating is applied at a total minimum rate of 0.17 gallons per square yard, ensuring comprehensive coverage. We conduct the application in dry weather, with atmospheric temperatures above 50⁰F and anticipation of remaining so for 48 hours after application.

Drying and Exclusion Period

Adequate drying time is allowed between the two coats to ensure a tack-free surface. After the second application, we exclude all traffic for a minimum of 24 hours, allowing the coating to dry thoroughly. This exclusion period guarantees optimal protection and longevity.

Sealcoating by Dominion Paving & Sealing is not just a procedure; it’s a commitment to the longevity and resilience of your pavement. Contact us today to explore how sealcoating can enhance the durability and aesthetics of your asphalt surfaces. Trust us for a shield that stands strong against the elements, preserving the integrity of your pavement for years to come!

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