In the colder climates, the only way to protect your asphalt pathways is seal coating. Delaware is a small State in north eastern US which has a very clod climate in its northern parts. In the northern part of the the State, temperatures may fall as low as – 17 °C in winters. This is caused mainly by the onslaught of the north eastern winds from the Atlantic which are very cold, and also has to do with the high latitude of the area geographically. This is why seal coating is very important to maintain regularly.
Seal coating is done by applying a petroleum based liquid coating over the asphalt. Because asphalt itself is a petroleum product, it is important to note that the binding of the coating should be perfect. Corrosive regular substances like vehicle oils, grease, and engine oil is very depreciating to the surface. But it is also important to note that the coating is not meant as a filler to the gaps in the asphalt. It is meant to be applied after filling in the gaps, and needs to be redone on a regular basis. The work of the resistant layer is to protect the asphalt from oxidation and corrosion, but the layer itself is compromised over time. This is why you must find yourself a licensed and reliable contractor who will do the job for the right price.
Modern asphalt application services are costly, and often controversial because of pollution levels in the process of preparing the tar. However, because of the material's extreme durability, the cost of the process if worth the expense and the labor. Contractors who work with asphalt charge a lot because labor costs are high when the materials being worked with a toxic and hazardous to handle. Only the most professional contractors can work with seal coating. Delaware based contractors are often the best in the business because the competition is very limited in a State which has only three counties, and hence much more intense.
Always check the license and reputation of any contractor you hire to work on your asphalt and paving projects. These are costly projects which need to last over a sustainable period of time. This is why you should be extremely selective about choosing someone for seal coating. Delaware residents can search for references from the local municipality office or make a quick online search about contractors near them.