You will have some wear to your recently sealed asphalt in the first winter. There is no guarantee on the amount of wear on the surface after one winter, because the lifetime of a commercial sealcoat job is mostly dependent on the volume of traffic, force and frequency of snow removal and existence of standing water/ice. It is important to note that the sealant is still protecting the softer parts of the asphalt even after it looks worn. Our ‘Quality Guarantee’ promises that our industrial grade sealant was prepared and applied per the manufacturer’s highest commercial specifications and guarantees against sealant ‘failure’.
You will have some wear in the first winter. The amount of wear of commercial parking lots is largely dependent on the amount of traffic on certain spots and the force and frequency of snow plowing.
Some crackfiller will split in the first winter. How long the cracks stay sealed is largely dependent on the size of the crack and how much your ground shifts during freeze/thaw cycles. Because of this, there is no guarantee on how long the cracks will stay sealed. However, even after the crackfiller has split, it is still protecting the edges of the crack and resisting tangental cracking. Some cracks will split in Winter and re-seal in the Spring when temperatures rise.
Sealcoating is a maintenance act. There are many factors than determine how often you should sealcoat. It is important to remember that the sealant is protecting the asphalt even after it visually looks worn. Contact your local Jet-Black office for more defined expectations for your specific job.