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When you approach any sealcoating project, there are a few best sealcoating practices you should always follow to ensure protection of the project, protection of the workers, protection of the environment and protection of your customers. Let’s take a look at these best sealcoating practices for your business and your customers a little closer.

1. Be weather –

aware: Never sealcoat when rain is in the forecast. Even if your sealcoat is fast drying, it is still better to wait until there will be no rain for at least 24 hours after application. This protects from particles of the sealcoat product from washing away in rainwater and creating runoff into the surrounding ecosystem. Understandably, thunderstorms can spring up from seemingly nowhere during the hot summer. In this unavoidable case, it’s best to evaluate the application once the storm has passed to determine if additional coats might be necessary.

2. Protect your crew –

Make sure everyone on your crew has the proper safety wear and equipment to keep them safe on the worksite. Also ensure that all equipment is in optimal working condition to avoid accidents, clogs and application difficulties.

3. Protect the environment –

Sweep over the sealcoated surface one to two weeks after application to capture any loose debris to keep it from running off in rainwater to the surrounding ecosystem. Never dispose of excess sealer or emulsion in drains or storm sewers. The ingredients in some types of sealcoat can be highly toxic to humans, animals and ecosystems. Even if you use Pitch Black Asphalt Emulsion, which is non-toxic and contains 0.00% PAHs, it’s important to always handle and dispose of it properly to protect the environment and water supply system. The best way to protect the environment is to follow these practices but also choose a non-toxic sealer like Pitch Black to protect people and local ecosystems.

4. Protect your customer – 

Make sure you communicate with your customer about when it is safe to walk on or drive on sealcoated surfaces. Sealcoat and sealer debris can track into customers’ homes on shoes so it’s important they know the dos and don’ts of freshly applied sealcoat products. This protects both the customer but also the quality and integrity of the application. Again, the best protection you can offer your customer is using a safe, eco-friendly sealer such as Pitch Black.

Following these best sealcoating practices for your business and your customers will help you ensure that every project is done with the utmost quality and customer satisfaction. Protecting everyone from your workers to the environment to the customer is key for any sealcoating project. Choosing Pitch Black Asphalt Emulsion and following these best practices will give you the best results and the ultimate in protection for everyone.