Premium Pavement Sealer System Defined
You may ask; What is a premium grade pavement sealer system, isn’t sealcoating just sealcoating? What Is Traditional Pavement Sealer Compared To A Premium Grade Pavement Sealer: When coal tar emulsion is purchased from a pavement sealer manufacturer or authorized distributor, it comes in a concentrated form resembling pudding. The manufacturer then suggests certain mix designs each contractor should follow.
Most manufacturers suggest a dilution ratio of 25-35 gallons of water per 100 gallons of concentrate. In addition, a latex modifier (Also called an additive) is recommended at a rate of 1-5 gallons per 100 gallons of concentrate. Silica Sand or Black Beauty Slag is also recommended to be added at a rate of 100 lbs. to 500 lbs. per 100 gallons.
In theory, when the sealcoating contractor is finished blending all the ingredients together; you will have a mix design which meets the manufacturers specification, this, coupled with the proper application method, should give you a pavement sealer application that lasts 2-3 years, depending on your geographical location.
However, very few contractors mix and apply the coal tar emulsion pavement sealer to meet or exceed the manufacturer’s specifications. In a recent study by The Asphalt Institute, the nation’s leading authority on asphalt pavements, 7 times out of 10, the contractor is mixing the concentrate sealer with only water. To add insult to injury, water dilution ratios far exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations!
Why use PolyCote®?
By using a premium grade pavement sealer, such as PolyCote®, you are guaranteed to receive a long lasting application; in fact, PolyCote® has been “PROVEN” to be the longest lasting coal tar emulsion pavement sealer available on the market!