You wouldn’t purposely put any product containing cancer causing agents inside your home, so why would you willingly put it outside of your home or business? At this time, there are so many environmentally safe options to keep your properties looking their best. Let’s discuss what exactly coal-tar sealcoat is and the safe options that are available.
First of all, any time you go to a parking lot or driveway that is older, but somehow looks new again is thanks to an asphalt sealcoat. Sealcoat prolongs the life of your asphalt, provides added skid resistance, and keeps it looking freshly laid. Most sealcoat products are either coal-tar or asphalt emulsion based. Coal-tar has extremely high concentrations of PAHs, and are classified as known human carcinogens. Coal-tar based sealcoats are usually 20%-35% coal tar, but asphalt emulsion based sealcoats generally have little to no PAHs in their makeup.
Rhynotite, an asphalt emulsified sealcoat manufactured by Sealtite: Green Asphalt Maintenance, has 0% PAHs. Here at Sealtite, we pride ourselves on producing and distributing the best possible product to our customers. Rhynotite is ready to be used on your project straight out of the container. Rhynotite is black as night, will not leave you with extreme chemical burns like other sealcoats, and has NO ODOR.
Sealtite: Green Asphalt Maintenance started producing Rhynotite to help solve a few problems that local asphalt crews were facing. Asphalt businesses in our area were in need of something that didn’t affect the respiratory system of the men and women applying sealcoat on a regular basis. Since Sealtite is a family owned and operated business, we know how important it is to leave the world better than we found it for generations to come. We know that taking the small step towards using Rhynotite and away from using toxic coal-tar will benefit everyone in the long run.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll leave you with this. This image shows just how much coal-tar affects the world around us. With your help, we can make the world a greener place.
And why not? Work in the field is not only conducive to social distancing, it’s almost a requirement of the job. Pavers, sealcoaters and stripers alike generally are quite a bit farther apart than 6 ft., and in those instances where they need to work more closely, that 6-ft. distance is still workable. Sweeper operators are flying solo (virtually no difference for them), many sweepers report an increased number of sweeps, and some have added some type of cleaning, such as power washing carts, to their operation.
• Hot-pour sealants start out as a solid that is melted at the site until it is liquid. It is then applied hot and allowed to cool for a few minutes before applying a pavement sealer.
• Cold-pour sealants are delivered as liquids and applied straight from the package without heating. Since they are liquids, they have to cure before pavement sealer can be applied.
Thinking about sealing your driveway? Get the facts!
The City of Los Angeles wanted us to help them solve the recurring street repair problems they have been having in several locations from wear and tear from vehicles, buses and continuous water damage.
GSE RoaDrain 7 geocomposite consists of a tri-planar geonet heat-laminated on both sides with an 8 oz. nonwoven needle-punched geotextile. This product quickly removes subsurface water from pavement base and sub-base layers, while providing a void-maintaining system to work as a capillary break. RoaDrain 7 also works as a separation layer, as well as a replacement of natural stone drainage layers directly under highway pavements.
Learn more at: www.GSEworld.com
Although it may seem hard to believe by looking out the window, Spring will be here before we know it. Along with everything else on your “to do” list, now is a great time to think about your parking lot and other paved areas. In general, you’ll want to evaluate and make repairs to any cracks or damage you find. Being proactive in fixing small areas now can help extend the life of your paved areas and avoid a larger capital investment to fix larger areas down the road.
Here’s what your Spring Checklist should include…
When paving in hot weather, time becomes less of an issue, as the high temperatures allow the asphalt to remain stable and easy to compact. Paving driveways or pathways in cold weather is when efficiency becomes an issue, because there’s a shorter period of time allotted to compact the asphalt; it’s important for the contractor to work quickly for the best results.
Maintaining your asphalt driveway is a year-round homeowner responsibility. Too often, homeowners neglect their driveway during winter months. Here are our expert tips on maintaining and caring for your asphalt driveway during winter months.
RYNO WORX RY30MK-PRO MELTER KETTLE
The RY30MK-PRO is the worlds first 30-Gallon direct fired crack fill melter kettle featuring dual internal burners. This
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RYNOWORX RY10MK-PRO MELTER APPLICATOR
The RY10MK-PRO is a portable crack fill kettle designed to be free standing or optionally bolted to any truck or trailer. Its
heavy-duty molasses valve allows you to control the flow of material into any pour-pot or bander. Safety, reliability and
efficiency combine in this machine to create a contractor’s must-have.
RYNO WORX RY10MA-PRO MELTER APPLICATOR
The RynoWorx Flagship Crack Fill Melter Applicator!
The RY10MA-PRO Professional Crack Fill Melter Applicator’s patented design uses up to 50% less fuel than traditional
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RYNOWORX RY10MA CRACK FILL MELTER APPLICATOR
Best-In-Class Entry Level 10-Gallon Crack Fill Melter Applicator
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Come see us at 2340 Mulberry Old Wire Road Mulberry, AR 72947 for all of your asphalt maintenance needs!
You can wait until your asphalt has faded into an ugly gray/grey to sealcoat it, or you can sealcoat it while it's brand new to maintain its color and integrity.
Why spend your money on commercial made sealcoats that can't withstand the test of time?
Q: How do I prevent asphalt failure?
A: Regular preventative maintenance will extend the life of your asphalt. Crack filling, sealcoating and asphalt patching are great preventative ways to protect your asphalt driveway or parking lot.
"Rhynotite" will help your asphalt withstand traffic, weather, and so much more!
Rhynotite is so durable it's used at airports for parking lots and taxiways!
Q: What structural value does a chip seal add to a pavement?
Here is a prime example of what a great sealcoat can do for your asphalt!
Q: What is sealcoating?
A: Sealcoating prevents oxidation of the asphalt binder, prevents weather damage, reduces maintenance costs, and adds years of life to the pavement.
Instead of using the toxic T-Gel shampoo you can find other methods of treatment that will work for you, as well as be safe for you and the environment!
As stated in our previous blog post, coal tar is proven to cause cancer. So, anyone in their right mind would steer clear of it. What if I told you that you keep it in the shower with you?
Imagine, you’re sitting on the deck at your favorite restaurant and you see your food headed towards your table. You know it’s going to be great, so you try to inhale through your nose, hard enough so that you can smell it. But wait!