At Johnson Trucking and Blacktopping, we understand that the quality of your materials affects the quality of your job. That’s why we’re proud to be the leading manufacturer of Pitch Black® in Gilson, IL. We can supply effective asphalt emulsion sealcoat for any size project from as a small driveway to a major road rehabilitation job. We’ve got you covered on orders of every size, and we’ll ship anywhere in Illinois. Pitch Black® asphalt-emulsion sealcoat was engineered and developed in the early 1980s, and is used to seal hundreds of millions of square feet of pavement every year. That is why it is one of the most sought-after, respected and well-protected formulas in the industry today. It can be applied on any asphalt surface including driveways, parking lots, malls, school playgrounds, airports, and the like. It is asbestos-free, contains no carcinogenic materials, and is non-flammable. Pitch Black® is environmentally friendly and is the perfect solution to any residential, commercial, or industrial asphalt project.
Why Choose Pitch Black®
Whether you need to weatherproof a small parking lot or repave a section of highway, Pitch Black® is the asphalt emulsion sealcoat most widely used in the construction industry. It is a custom, rubberized, asphalt emulsion blended with select minerals, polymers, and chemicals to produce the finest product. Each additive was selected for its characteristics that ultimately produce a seal coat with the deepest and longest lasting color, firmest body, and greatest durability. It is extraordinarily tough, flexible, and water repellent. The co-efficient of expansion and contraction of Pitch Black® is identical to that of asphalt pavement. This gives the product a natural affinity for bonding with similar pavements types. Performance in the field and lab testing confirm the superiority of Pitch Black® over similar products.
- Cost Effective: The special formula of Pitch Black® allows it to be applied to newly laid asphalt much sooner. With the shorter wait, jobs can be complete faster and more efficiently.
- Easy to Apply: Asphalt emulsion sealcoats have water as its base making them much easier to use. Pitch Black® can be spread by using squeegees, or sprayed onto surfaces with little effort.
- Long Lasting: Unlike coal tar, an asphalt emulsion sealcoat is highly resistant to the elements. Thus, it can maintain a deep black color longer. As a sealant, it also keeps away water furthering its lifespan.
- Readily Available: Each year, more states are banning the use of coal tar. This makes asphalt emulsion sealcoats like the Pitch Black® that we make, the go-to for asphalt projects nationwide.
- Environmentally Friendly: Pitch Black® is safe for the environment. It’s the environmentally friendly choice when choosing a pavement seal coat
Pitch Black® Technical Specifications
- Color: Deep Black
- Solids Content: 50% minimum by weight
- Weight per Gallon: 71lbs (minimum)
- Fiber: Non-asbestos
- Flammability (Wet): Non-flammable
- Flammability (Dry): Burns slowly
Meets the Following Requirements:
- ASTM D-217 Cone Penetration at 77F
- ASTM T-45 56% Non-volatile soluble in trichloroethylene by weight
- ASTM D 3910 Wet track abrasion test
- Spec. TT-C-555B – Accelerated weathering (2-year exposure)
- Spec. TT-C-551B – Resistance to wind-driven rain (98 mph)
Pitch Black® VS Coal Tar
- Non-toxic– No hazardous materials placards needed
- Easy to Clean Up– Can be cleaned up with water
- Dries Quickly– You can stripe the same day
- Compatibility– Can be used with water-based or oil-based striping paint
- Easy to Apply– Can be applied using a squeegee or spray
- Longevity– Maintains a lasting deep black color
- Cost-effective– Can be applied to new asphalt much sooner
- Availability– Available in many states
- Toxic– Can burn skin and is considered hazardous by a growing number of states
- Difficult to Remove– Cleaning requires solvent and may leave yellow stains
- Longer Drying– Also takes more time to set up
- No Compatibility– Can turn oil-based striping paint brown
- Color Lightens– Usually turns to blue tint in a relatively short period of time
- More Costly– Asphalt needs to cure before it can be applied (usually 30 to 90 days)
- Restricted– Banned in a growing number of states