Along with these benefits, BioSealcoat is the only USDA Certified Biobased asphalt sealer, comprised of 38 percent biobased materials. BioSealcoat achieves this by utilizing natural soybean oil in favor of petroleum-based components in its formulation. “We are extremely excited to be working with a soy-based sealcoat that has the same benefits to our customers as traditional sealers and zero PAHs. This is the next evolution in asphalt maintenance,” says Mickle. However, its upside is not limited to environmental advantages. Where traditional asphalt sealers are generally made from the leftover byproduct of industrial processes, BioSealcoat is specifically formulated to provide a long-lasting jet black finish and superior resistance to oil, gasoline, and other motor fluids. This results in less resealing and longer-lasting asphalt over time, which equates to huge savings on labor costs throughout the life of a parking lot, nature trail, or road.
Randy Schwake of Angry Zebra Striping and Renewable Coating Solutions marked the parking stalls with BioStripe parking lot paint. Schwake has been using the product in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for over a year now, and has seen some tangible benefits. “Right off the bat, what stands out is the lack of the harsh ammonia [and] solvent odor you get from most traffic paints. Once the paint is sprayed, I really like the bright, vivid colors, especially the brilliant white. It finishes as a very hard, durable film that does not mar or pick up much dirt. I’ve noticed less wear and tear on my Graco pump and can count on an easy cleanup. I like the idea of teaming it up with a product like BioSealcoat as a one-two punch for those doing what they can to keep the air and water clean!”
Learn more about our sustainable parking lot sealcoating and striping products in the video below.