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Asphalt Pavement Magazine – November/December 2013 : Best Practices for Emulsion Tack Coats

Greenville and Other Cities Ban Coal Tar Sealants

The excerpt below from presents many cities and even entire states who have placed a ban on sealants containing coal tar. GuardTop is a safe alternative to toxic coal tar sealants because it is free of carcinogenic materials, nonflammable and made with the environment in mind.

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.

Asphalt Contractor Magazine – Riding on Rubber

Starting at page 18 of Asphalt Contractor Magazine’s September 2013 issue, the article “Riding on Rubber” features the Granulated Tire Rubber (GTR) modified asphalt mixture by Blacklidge Emulsions. You can read it online at

GuardTop at Quality Inn in Biloxi, MS

When Hopkins Engineering and Quality Inn chose to use GuardTop for seal coating a hotel property in Biloxi, MS, BEI suggested that they use the GuardTop Preferred Applicator Phenix Paving and Grading of Phenix City, AL. All parties elected to wait until the busy Labor Day weekend was over so in the immediately following two days, Phenix came in and provided a two coat application of GuardTop by squeegee spray application.

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.

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South Mississippi Living Magazine – Women in Business

Brooke Shoultz, the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc., was featured in the September issue of South Mississippi Living Magazine. You can view the magazine online and see Brooke on page 59.

Brooke Shoultz in South Mississippi Living

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