Think twice before sealing your driveway…

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Awareness, isn’t that what it’s all about?  Had we been “aware” of toxic water and rain runoff polluting our waterways decades ago maybe a permeable concrete would have been available to developers and builders.  Luckily, during this decade, more are becoming aware and will modify on-going routines like sealing driveways.

Coal-tar has been determined by a recent US Geological Survey to be the number one pollutant of urban lakes!  Some States have banned the use of coal-tar for sealing asphalt, hopefully more will follow.  Coal-tar has been linked to some lung diseases, cancers and can even affect reproductive health.

Read about some alternatives to coal-tar, look at the US Geological survey and see for yourself what polcyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are doing to your health and the environment.

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