The life and way of living of a place is often determined by the roads that its people walk through. This is the very observation and fact that gives and imparts a special significance and also a value to the substance asphalt. Being an integral part in the construction of roads, the medium of paving driveways and also a baseline for the construction of many other areas, the use of Asphalt and its characteristics should be well known to its daily users, the common man. Despite all this, whenever asphalt is used in constructions part, it has to be seal coated.
The obvious doubt arising has to be the question marks on Asphalt being seal coated. The interrogation of your minds has a very precise and theoretically explained answer. It is a substance that is made up of various types of filters and also aggregates. The different variety of aggregates may include things like sand and gravel etc but still the paths made from Asphalt are quite weak and has many underlying weaknesses. These weak points include things like degradation due to the harmful UV rays, the problem of salts and also the erosion due to the presence of chemicals. Therefore, a timely coating of asphalt is done keeping in mind the fact to prevent any damage due to this.
Coating of Asphalt is not only safe and mandatory but is also money saving and time saving. When roads or paths are built, then it takes in a big pool of money to do so. When asphalt is one used and the entire layer of it is created, then it is not a child's play to do the same thing after a short few years. So, this coating on Asphalt helps us to reduce the work, because the coating can be easily replenished and re-done to maintain the durability of the path for years and years to come.
The paths and roads are attacked by millions of harmful UV radiations every hour of the day and this goes for many hours. These radiations are harmful and do intensive damage to the path, making sand and particles appear on the path, thus indicating breakage. The seal coating is prepared in a way so as to protect Asphalt from the brutality of these rays.
Chemical protection of Asphalt is the next reason for using seal coating. The road can have gas spills any day. We all know that asphalt is a petroleum and gaseous product. So, the gas spill will enable the gas to penetrate through the structure of asphalt and weaken its bonds. A seal coating creates a layer of separation between the two things and prevents damage.
Lastly, the seal coating is also responsible for making the Asphalt made path capable of withstanding low temperatures. When the temperatures are low, then it can result in the wear and tear and cracking of the paths. This is prevented by the seal coat. The coating also makes the path look new because it masks the rough impressions.
It might sound blunt and meaningless to be doing all this coating, but with the security being an issue in today fast moving world, it is important to protect the high traffic roads and driveways etc from any potential damage.