What Weather Is Needed for Asphalt Sealcoating?

Asphalt sealcoating is an important process for anyone looking to protect their driveway or other asphalt services. It will protect your asphalt from water, oil, and even UV light, ensuring that it lasts as long as possible without the need for regular maintenance. Applied as a liquid and left to dry, it’s crucial that you have the right weather when you’re using a treatment like this on your property. B&E Coating Services can help you to choose the right time to do this to your property, but it’s always worth doing your own research and shopping around to find the best options.

The Temperature

Temperature is one of the most important elements to consider when you’re applying blacktop sealer to your asphalt. Both the air and ground temperature needs to be considered, as both of these temperatures can impact the results you get from your asphalt sealcoating. Here at B&E Coating Services, we will only perform sealcoating on asphalt once both the ground and air temperatures are above 50 degrees. The warmer the weather, the faster your sealcoating will cure. Of course, though, it shouldn’t be hot enough to melt the asphalt.

Moisture & Rain

While asphalt sealcoating is designed to protect against water, applying a treatment like this will be difficult in the rain. The liquid being applied to your asphalt will be diluted by water from the sky, and it may even get washed into the wrong places if the rain is too heavy. We like to wait until no rain is forecast before we will handle a job like sealcoating. Moisture in the air shouldn’t cause any major problems but could make the sealcoating take longer to dry, and this is work thinking about before you walk or drive on your asphalt after having it sealed.

The Wind

Thanks to the high-pressure pumps used to apply blacktop sealer, the wind isn’t likely to cause any issues when applying asphalt sealcoating. Extremely heavy winds will make the job less comfortable and could risk debris falling into your coating before it cures. This isn’t like to ruin the coating or make it ineffective, but the wind will come with extra challenges that you have to overcome and this is worth keeping in mind before you start planning a job like this.

Asphalt Sealcoating from B&E Coating Services

Here at B&E Coating Services, we’ve been sealing asphalt for almost 30 years. We’ve had the chance to experience this sort of work in all weather conditions, and our team is well-equipped to adapt and be flexible in challenging situations. Of course, though, whenever we book asphalt sealcoating jobs, we work hard to make sure that the day we come to do the job will be warm, dry, and with very little wind to ensure that you get the best possible results.