Sealer Storage: Are Yard Tanks for You?

The main factors affecting tank location are ease of delivery of the tank, ease of refill from the supplier, and ease of access for filling your sealer applicator equipment. Like many aspects of running a profitable sealcoating operation, whether or not to have a refillable storage tank in your yard is based on logistics and[…]

Coal Tar Sealant Ban to Asphalt Contractor in Maryland’s Prince George’s County

Effective July 1, 2015, it is illegal to sell, use or permit the use of coal tar pavement products on property in Prince George’s County (click here to review a copy of CB-6-2015). Contractors or property owners that use a coal tar pavement product are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 per day for each violation.[…]

Changed Empire State of Mind Toward Coal Tar Sealers

I confess I missed it. Last May the nation’s fourth largest state with billions of dollars in pavement assets, in the midst of a statewide legislative debate on coal tar sealers and on the heels of the Tonawanda Coke decision quietly put into place an alternative sealer specification which calls on state agencies to use[…]

Driveway Pavement Sealers Make a Greener Choice

Environmental and health issues with coal tar-based pavement sealers Driveway sealers containing coal tar have been used for decades to protect asphalt driveways and keep them looking “new” or uniformly black. Coal tar-based sealcoat products contain high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which can be inhaled or ingested from dust or small particles. PAHs[…]