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Letter About The Ban Of “Coal Tar Sealers” – RAM Pavement’s Response

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Letter About The Ban Of “Coal Tar Sealers” – RAM Pavement’s Response

January 1, 2021

RAM Pavement Clients/Customers

Re: City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance regarding (PAHs)

RAM Pavement would like to wish everyone a Happy & Safe 2021!

In December 2020, the City of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County sent out a letter (click here to read ) to many of you outlining the banning of sealcoat products with high levels of (PAHs). This is a common component of “Coal Tar Sealers” which have been used for decades across the country.

There have been ongoing discussions with contractors and the City of Charlotte for several years regarding this amendment to the Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance. RAM Pavement has prepared and positioned ourselves with a proactive approach so that we will have no issues with this transition away from “Coal Tar Sealers.” This amendment only pertains to Mecklenburg County ( City of Charlotte, Town of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill & Pineville)

There are other sealcoat options that are effective and available that we have been using for years for multiple customers and municipalities. I highly encourage that everyone continue to practice proper and proven maintenance techniques on their paved assets. Repairing damaged asphalt, crack sealing and sealcoat are still the best standards to preserve and protect your asphalt from premature degradation and extending the longevity of your asphalt.

Please reach out to us anytime to discuss this amendment to the City of Charlotte’s Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance as well as planning your 2021 asphalt maintenance projects.

Rob Miller
RAM Pavement

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