What’s the difference between sealcoating and resurfacing?

Although resurfacing and sealcoating serve the same purpose of protecting and extending the lifespan of asphalt pavement, they are implemented under different conditions. For example, sealcoating is more “preventative,” intending to slow asphalt deterioration. Conversely, resurfacing is “reactive,” done after your asphalt surface’s degradation has progressed to a significant extent.