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The Facts about Refined Tar Sealers (RTS) & PAHs

Over the last few years, more precisely since the ban on the use of RTS in Austin, TX, in January 2006 there has  been a great deal of enthusiasm amongst counties, municipalities, cities and states in various parts of the U.S.  to jump on the band wagon and challenge the safety of RTS.

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Selling Sealcoating

Research has demonstrated that properly applied (and properly timed) sealcoat can save the owner of a property $100,000 — or more — over the life of a hot mix asphalt pavement. But what does sealcoat actually do that results in this substantial savings?

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Best Sealcoating Practices: Eliminating Bonding Problems

Over the years, I have concluded that the majority of sealcoating failures e.g. premature wear, flaking, peeling, etc, happen due to the bonding problems of the sealcoating to the pavement surface. Sealcoating manufacturers are meticulous in detailing the aspects of material and surface preparation prior to sealcoating, and urging the applicators to comply with them.

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How To Know When Your Sealcoat Is Dried and Cured

As most sealcoaters know, water is the major component of sealcoatings. The sealer supplied as a concentrate contains typically 60% water by volume. After adding 30% water to 100 gallons of the concentrated sealer the water proportion increases to nearly 70%, by volume. 

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