Even though asphalt is durable, it’s still susceptible to bad weather. Cracks filled with water can freeze, expand, and form dangerous potholes. Temperature fluctuations can also cause major asphalt damage. Luckily, Finley Asphalt & Concrete offers sealcoating solutions to help preserve your asphalt and protect it from the elements.

What Is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating acts as a barrier on asphalt or concrete surfaces, shielding them from water damage, extreme weather, varying temperatures, and other factors. This thin layer of material also protects against harmful UV rays.

How Frequently Is Sealcoating Required?

It depends on a few factors, including:

The age of your pavement

How frequently the pavement is used

Your local climate and weather conditions

Reactive vs. Proactive Maintenance

Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance is cheaper upfront but more expensive long-term. Here’s why reactive maintenance falls short of preventative maintenance.

Preventative Maintenance

Since preventative maintenance prevents pavement problems from happening in the first place, it helps you cut costs and allocate your time toward more important issues. Here’s why preventative maintenance is the recommended choice for all our customers.

The Process

Sealcoating serves as a preventative maintenance measure, minimizing repair costs and extending the lifespan of your pavement. Here’s our step-by-step approach service:


We remove any debris or obstacles to make sure the sealcoating application is smooth. Additionally, we address any existing damage, such as cracks or potholes.

Edge and Tape

Areas not requiring sealcoat treatment are carefully sealed off using tape or similar materials.

Apply the Sealcoat

Next, we apply the sealcoat material, typically coal-tar-based or asphalt-based, tailored to your pavement’s size and requirements.

Coat Application

A sealant layer is applied on top of the sealcoat to create a uniform surface. Depending on manufacturer specifications, this layer ranges from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch thick.

Dry and Cure

The sealcoat is left to dry and cure for a period between 12 to 36 hours.

Striping and Markings

Once the curing period is over, we’ll apply new striping and markings to your pavement.

Our Service Areas

Virginia’s Premier Paving & Concrete Provider

Finley Asphalt & Concrete is the trusted name for reliable maintenance, repair, and installation services in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic. 

As your locally owned and operated paving provider, we serve clients throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, DC, and Maryland. Wherever you are, we’ll come to you. Our local knowledge allows us to make decisions in the best interest of your specific project.

Our Offices:

7861 David Williams Way
Bristow, VA 20136
P.O. Box 1710
Manassas, VA 20108

12196 Washington Hwy
Ashland, VA 23005
PO Box 27385
Richmond, VA, 23261

999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2525
Norfolk, VA 23510
PO Box 163, Beltsville
MD, 20704
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