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Sealcoating is a critical maintenance task that protects asphalt parking lots from wear, tear, and weather damage. Done correctly, it can significantly extend the lifespan of your parking surface. However, common mistakes can compromise the integrity and appearance of your parking lot. At All American Paving & Sealcoating, we leverage our extensive experience to ensure your parking lot remains in top condition. This blog post discusses four sealcoating mistakes to avoid, ensuring your investment maintains its value and appeal.

1. Neglecting Surface Preparation

The first and perhaps most crucial step in the sealcoating process is thorough surface preparation. Failing to properly clean and repair your parking lot before sealcoating can result in poor adhesion, leaving your asphalt vulnerable to damage. It’s essential to remove all debris, fill cracks, and repair potholes to ensure a smooth, uniform coating. Our team at All American Paving & Sealcoating pays meticulous attention to surface preparation, a practice that has established us as a leading provider of parking lot repair services.

2. Applying Sealcoat in Inappropriate Weather

Weather conditions play a significant role in the sealcoating process. Applying sealcoat in temperatures too cold or when rain is imminent can prevent proper curing, leading to a subpar finish that won’t offer the protection your parking lot needs. We recommend sealcoating in warm, dry weather to ensure the best results. Our expertise in parking lot sealcoating ensures that every project is timed perfectly, taking full advantage of ideal weather conditions.

3. Inadequate Sealant Application

Both applying too little and too much sealant can be detrimental. Too little, and your parking lot won’t be fully protected; too much, and you risk creating a slippery surface that can be dangerous for vehicles and pedestrians alike. Achieving the right balance is an art that our professionals have perfected over years of service, ensuring your parking lot receives the optimal level of protection without compromising safety.

4. Overlooking Post-Sealcoating Care

The care your parking lot receives immediately after sealcoating is just as important as the preparation. Traffic should be kept off the surface for at least 24 to 48 hours to allow the sealcoat to dry and cure fully. Ignoring this can lead to tire marks, premature wear, and ultimately, a need for reapplication sooner than anticipated. We provide clear guidelines on post-sealcoating care with every project to ensure your parking lot remains in pristine condition.


Avoiding these four common sealcoating mistakes can significantly impact the longevity and appearance of your parking lot. At All American Paving & Sealcoating, our commitment to quality and attention to detail ensures that every sealcoating job we undertake is performed flawlessly. If your parking lot is in need of professional sealcoating or any asphalt maintenance services, contact us today for a free estimate. Let us help you protect your investment and keep your parking lot looking its best for years to come.