Prior to any sealer being applied, the contractor power broomed the whole lot and began their work on the back half of the hotel parking lot with two coats of GuardTop followed up with re-striping of all parking bays, curbs and handicap areas. Phenix returned the following day to complete the front section of the hotel property and performed the same services. By four o’clock that afternoon, Quality Inn had received their completed lot back and was ready to open back up for public traffic with a fresh new aesthetically pleasing seal coated lot that will provide many years of protection to their asphalt parking lot investment. The owners of the Quality Inn property were excited to have their new lot back so quickly and looked forward to the upcoming events that will be taking place there. Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. will be providing GuardTop seal coat to several other of their hotel property chains in Gulfport and Biloxi, MS.
Last month, Minnesota became the second state – after Washington – to ban pavement sealants that contain coal tar, and the New York Assembly passed a similar bill. In April, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, reintroduced such legislation in the U.S. Congress.
Last week in Chicago, the city’s Committee on Finance held a meeting to discuss a newly proposed ban on the sale or use of these sealants.
Officials are acting to limit the cost of removing and disposing of contaminated sediment in waterways. They’ve passed bans in recent years in dozens of cities and counties in Minnesota, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Texas, New York, Maryland and Washington state. Others, in six additional states, have restricted use.