In order to better understand why professional paving and sealcoating services are so important, its important to understand what causes pavement to deteriorate in the first place. We found this great video that explains the different factors that impact pavement deterioration.

For your convenience, we have also provided the video transcript below.


Speaker 1: To fully appreciate the need for pavement maintenance, it’s important to understand the causes of pavement deterioration. Chemicals, oil, and gasoline work to soften and weaken the exposed asphalt binder. Moisture, water, penetrates into and through the unsealed pavement, resulting in base erosion, freeze thaw damage, and potholes. Sunlight and oxidation break down the asphalt binder that holds the pavement together, leading to raveling and graying out. Left untreated, the condition of asphalt pavement will deteriorate rapidly.

Speaker 1: SealMaster pavement sealers are designed to replenish the asphalt binder that’s lost through weathering and aging, while providing superior defense against other environmental and manmade factors. In addition, SealMaster pavement sealer provides a deep, rich, black finish, providing a like new appearance to asphalt pavement. A pavement maintenance program that includes periodic seal coating and crack filling will more than double the service life of asphalt pavement. It’s an advantage that translates into tremendous savings over time, while providing for better aesthetics and performance.

If you’re in need of high quality, professional sealcoating, Hargrove is here to help. You can email us at to find out more about the services that we can provide to you.