When you get your new driveway and parking lot at your business, you want to do everything you can to make sure that it looks and functions as well a year from now as it does now. There are a number of ways that you can do that. The easiest one is to have the paving contractor to seal the driveway when they are done laying the driveway. You will also want to arrange to have the contractors come in and reseal your driveway and parking lot regularly so that it keeps looking good. There are several reasons that you should have your driveway and parking lot sealed.
One of the reasons is that if you seal your driveway, it will make it more durable. That means that it is going to be able to stand up to more use and abuse. That includes not just all the traffic that is going to go over it all the time, but it also includes being able to stand up to the elements more. Anything you can do to make your driveway more durable will also extend its lifespan, which is going to give you a better return on your initial investment.
Another reason to have your driveway sealed is that it's going to prevent damage or further damage. One of the biggest problems that can happen to your driveway and parking lot is that it can start to crack and then water can get into cracks. When the water gets into the cracks, it can widen them, especially if you live somewhere that has a freeze/thaw cycle. Water expands when it freezes, so when it turns into ice, it will cause whatever the water happens to be in to expand or crack. In the case of your parking lot's cracks, it will cause them to get larger. However, if you have your driveway and parking lot sealed, it will help to prevent that from happening. And before it gets resealed, all cracks will need to be repaired and patched, so resealing the parking lot and driveway will mean that those areas are more protected and the sealant will help anchor the patches down and keep moisture from causing further damage.
If you have a new driveway and parking lot laid at your business, you want to make sure that you are going to do everything you can to make sure it looks good. Contact your local asphalt contractor to get sealing and installation set up.