Considering Coal Tar Sealant? You may be doing more harm than you think!
Like many of your peers, you may be seeing your pavement maintenance budget shrink. While Coal Tar might look budget friendly, increasing studies lay solid scientific proof to decades of speculation that the chemicals in Coal Tar Sealants are toxic and even deadly to the surrounding environment. Linked to tumors and death in fish and cancers in humans, ongoing research now shows that extremely high levels of PAHs (toxins) are released in the air as the Sealant is applied an
Asphalt is Green
Today more than ever, concern for the environment is on the rise. We can no longer be complacent about how we use or waste our resources. Preservation in essence, is caring about the future condition of the world we live in. The decisions we make today have consequences on our environment tomorrow. They are either positive or minimal in nature, or they are large and far reaching and very negative, and we have to live with it. The legacy we leave for our children and grand
GSB-88 Receives the Nation's First Environmental Product Declaration!
To truly measure a products impact on the environment you must measure all the elements that go into it from cradle to grave. GSB-88 was recently submitted to a rigorous and complete Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) guidelines and qualifications which examines products to determine if they are truly green. With high scores in every category, GSB-88 received the ultimate reward, an Environmental
Gilsonite...the Million Year Solution!
Has anybody noticed our pavements aging faster than they used to? Refineries find new ways every day to extract new chemicals from petroleum such as polymers, anti-oxidants, ultraviolet & infrared inhibitors and powerful epoxies. Economics 101 taught us that supply and demand drives cost, and the demand for these new super-refined components drives cost for asphalt cement up while we simultaneously witness lowered performance in the real world. Ouch! That is double indemnity!
What's so great about GSB-88?
All seal coats are not the same! During thermal expansion and contraction cycles GSB-88 expands and moves at the same rate as asphalt pavement because Gilsonite IS asphalt cement! GSB-88 retains EVERY vital component; polar compounds, maltenes and asphaltenes. While modern highly refined "fractioned" binders may meet specifications, because vital components have been removed, they experience more rapid oxidation and degradation! Preserving pavement flexibility with GSB-88