By Cameron Chai
Eco-Seal, a Rochester-based service company involving comprehensive pavement maintenance, declared the first eco-friendly asphalt sealer product, being introduced in the upstate NY region. It has also achieved a unique distributorship of an eco-friendly asphalt sealer called Pitch Black that causes no impact to the environment.
Upon application, Pitch Black does not contain COAL TAR. Some known carcinogens are found to be present in Pitch Black, according to USGS studies. Eco-Seal offers commercial asphalt sealer, which is based on non-coal tar that serves applications ranging from residential to commercial properties. This beneficial Eco-seal provides customers with more options in eco-friendly products.
A study was released by the United States Geological Society(USGS) during February 2011, which highlighted the environmental and physical impact of using asphalt sealers containing a known carcinogen, COAL TAR. Made up of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the coal tar sealers (CTS) can cause moderate to severe contamination to the lakes, posing threat to aquatic life. PAHs are transmitted through settled house dust (SHD), can have adverse effects on human beings too. SHD thrive in dust-prone areas such as parking lots and driveways that were once sealed with CTS, these residue subsequently reach the homes, churches, buildings, apartments, and schools. Children have more exposure to these asphalt recreation areas that have been sealed with a coal tar sealer (CTS) previously. Serious effects are caused in children when these impurities enter their mouth, leading to adverse health problems.
Based in Rochester, NY, Eco-Seal is the premier full time seal coating company to launch an asphalt emulsion-based sealer, to be used as an effective and safe alternative to current COAL TAR products.