Not only is there significant savings by investing in your asphalt asset, but these benefits are realized:
new looking parking lot for customers and employees to notice regularly
Easier to clean because less sand/rocks in lot and easier for landscaper to blow off
striping looks better and keeps lot safer for better space identification and directional arrows to keep traffic flowing in the proper lanes. Faster snow and ice melting in winter.
Sealcoating is an expense by IRS law for straight deducting vs. new asphalt is technically a major cost that is an asset and becomes depreciated vs. expensed.