Why Sealcoat?
Chemicals Resists Fuel, Oil, Salt and Chemical Penetration
Asphalt is a petroleum derivative, soluable to distillates such as gasoline and motor oil. Sealing your pavement prevents damage from distillates and chemicals.
Sealcoating a Parking Lot
Moisture Prevents Water Intrusion
The intrusion of moisture into asphalt pavement accelerates deterioration. Sealing asphalt prevents the seepage of moisture from snow and rain, thus preventing damage from freeze-thaw cycles.
Oxidation Prevents Oxidation
Solar rays oxidize the oils in pavement, causing brittleness and the loss of aggregates, destroying up to 50% of the original thickness within just five years. Sealcoating blocks these rays.
Costs Reduces Repair Costs
Properly maintained asphalt pavement is tough and durable, resisting wear many years longer than unsealed surfaces. Cleaning, snow removal and pavement marking also become easier.
When your blacktop was first installed you noticed the rich jet black color. As time passed, however, the surface began turning gray. That's the warning signal that the blacktop surface has become worn, porous and rough. The asphalt binder weakens and looses flexibility, causing the aggregate to loosen and allowing water to penetrate deeper, accelerating deterioration.

Black asphalt cement ("A/C") binds the rock in your pavement together, but has no resistance of it's own to the oxidizing effects of the sun's infrared radiation and is soluable in petroleum chemicals like fuel and motor oil. As it wears away, the rock, too, loosens and can be washed away, opening the surface to water penetration. As water builds up beneath the asphalt, freeze-thaw cycles cause cracks and cavities to form, eventually developing into potholes and other serious damage.
Pavement Condition Repair and Maintenance Chart

The chart shown above showcases the savings enjoyed by the property owner who regularly maintains their pavement investment.
Sealcoating Truck Any pavement contractor will tell you that the price of blacktop has nearly doubled in the past 5 years, as the material is tied to petroleum prices. It is far less expensive to preserve the investment you have already made in your pavement by maintaining it through sealcoating and crack sealing. Sealcoating restores the lustrous black appearance of your pavement and locks in the asphalt cement, keeping your pavement young. A film of sealer becomes the wearing surface of your pavement: The weight of traffic and the wear of tire treads hits the sealer, not the valuable pavement. Sealcoating your pavement every 2 to 4 years will more than double the life of your pavement investment.

At Battaglini Sealcoating and Paving LLC we use coal tar sealer. Coal tar is the best sealer currently available. It is impervious to solar radiation and to water. It is the only sealer that is resistant to gas, oil and chemical spills. Coal Tar is the longest wearing of all the sealer types. Battaglini Sealcoating and Paving LLC mixes sand in with our sealer, providing you with a safe, skid-resistant surface. The deep black color accelerates ice melting, eases snow removal, and beautifies your parking lot or driveway. We also fill existing cracks in your pavement with hot-pour crackfiller, a form of rubber that will expand and contract with your pavement through the seasons, resisting further damage.