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Old 05-13-2010, 01:49 PM
BIGBOY2008 BIGBOY2008 is offline
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Sealers that say on the label that they contain petroleum distillates or coal tar are considered hazardous and should be disposed of as part of a hazardous waste collection program. Be aware that many driveway sealers may be latex based but may still contain petroleum distillates or coal tar.
FISRT OF ALL WHAT IS CALLED A COAL TAR ASPHALT SEALER DOES NOT CONTAIN PETRO CHEMICALS - IT IS NOT OIL BASED. ALSO IT IS NEITHER WATER BASED NOR LATEX BASED - IT IS AN EMULSION.

If you still choose not to believe me then i will challenge you to do this. Take a quart of motor oil or gasoline or diesel fuel or whtever else you may wish to use and pour a spot about the size of silver dollar out on some pavement. Do this once a day for a week and then take a screw driver and gouge the oil spot then gouge the pavent several inches out and away from the oil spot. You will see the oil / gas / diesel has softened the pavement and caused it to deteriorate.
Asphalt sealer companies are in the business of selling a product that seals and protects pavement from oil and gasoline they are not in the business of selling a product that deliberately contains chemicals that destroys pavement. And i as a individual who is in the business of selling a product that protects pavement why am i going to apply something that ruins it.

The whole idea of sealing pavement is to lock the pre-existing oils into the pavement so the pavement remains semi-pliable and less prone to cracking and surface deterioration. Then there is the purpose of keeping concentrated amounts of foreign motor oils and gasoline from penetrating the surface of the pavement. If coal tar sealer was oil based it would be more prone to attracting oils and gass rather than repelling them.

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Originally Posted by MarcSmith View Post
The customers look to us as we are the professionals, we know the rules, and we know the do's and don'ts of our particular expertise.

If a customer told you it was ok to dig near a neighborhood telephone junction box and he "knew" where the wires. would you do it, or would you call in a locate?
The guy i did the sealing for was not a customer he is fishing and beer drinking buddy ive know since high school therefore it doesnt matter where two drunk guys dump two or three gallons of sealer just as long as its on one of those drunk guys property and not someone elses property. The only thing we are concerned with is getting the mess off his wifes mercedes convertible before she sees it there.

And no i dont get drunk and go out sealing driveways. We sealed the drive then started drinking and then several hours later we decided what to do with the extra sealer.

Last edited by BIGBOY2008; 05-13-2010 at 01:56 PM.
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