Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our communities, especially our children. That is why Weaver Construction Chooses Coal Tar-Free Sealcoat. Weaver Construction is committed to being coal tar-free. Coal tar is a sticky, black liquid that is produced when coal is burned. It contains high levels of toxic chemicals, including benzene, toluene, and xylene. It also includes chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These toxic chemicals are known to cause cancer and to damage the environment, destroying entire ecosystems. Coal tar is used in a number of products, including asphalt, roofing materials, pavement sealant, and some paints and coatings.
The Dangers of Coal Tar
Exposure to coal tar can occur through skin contact, inhalation, or ingestion. When coal tar comes into contact with the skin, it can cause irritation and redness. It can also lead to rashes, burns, and blisters. Inhaling coal tar can cause coughing and difficulty breathing. It can also irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. Ingesting coal tar can result in nausea and vomiting.
The most common way people are exposed to coal tar is by coming into contact with it while walking on pavements that have been treated with it. Ingesting or inhaling coal tar can lead to serious health problems, including cancer. Coal tar has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, bladder cancer, and skin cancer. It can also cause other health problems, such as skin irritation, headaches, and dizziness.
Pitch Black – The Coal Tar-Free Alternative
At Weaver Construction, we choose Pitch Black asphalt emulsion sealcoat. The benefits of Pitch Black are many and include:
- 100% non-toxic
- 0.00% PAHs
- Asbestos fiber-free
- Safe for use on playgrounds, roads, walkways, parking lots, tennis courts and more.
- Seals cracks more efficiently than coal tar
- Protects against water infiltration
- Durable and longer lasting than traditional coal tar products
- Longest lasting black color
- Safe for local ecosystems and the environment
- High quality that exceeds the quality of available coal tar products
Why does Weaver Construction choose Pitch Black asphalt emulsion for our sealcoating projects? Because we care about the environment, and we care about you and your children’s health and safety. Taking good care of our customers is our number one priority and we believe choosing a safer, cleaner and greener asphalt sealcoat product is the right thing to do to protect our customers, neighbors and communities.