Entries by SiteMGR

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at GuardTop! Wishing you all a blessed time with family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for because of the freedoms given to us in this amazing country. In keeping with this season of thanksgiving, our GuardTop family has shared what they are thankful for this […]

Influential Ways to Extend Gratitude this November

Image Source: creativemarket.com It’s hard to believe that it is already November and the holiday season is finally upon us. During this busy season of holiday events, cooking, shopping, scheduling and immense planning, it is easy to get sucked up into all of the buildup and stress that this time of year often brings. What […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

In light of recent weather patterns and natural disasters, it’s evident that the earth’s climate is changing. Many people want to make a change, but often don’t know where to start. After all, climate change is a huge issue. How can one individual make a difference by starting so late in the game? This way […]

Coal Tar – What You Need to Know

What is Coal Tar? Coal Tar is a thick, black, sticky liquid that is often used to protect and preserve asphalt surfaces such as parking lots, playgrounds and residential areas. Coal tar is a recognized carcinogen by the National Institute of Health and contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are toxic to […]

New Light Roads Covering Los Angeles – The Truth About “White” Streets

What’s up with the new light-colored roads across Los Angeles and how will these surfaces affect drivers? The city of Los Angeles is partnering with GuardTop® LLC to help mitigate the heat island effect impacting the city’s neighborhoods and urban areas. The light-colored substance you’ve been seeing around LA is a cool pavement treatment called […]

If GuardTop Products Were Halloween Candy

Image Source: M&Ms M&M’s® – GuardTop ® Asphalt Based Sealcoat M&M’s are a Halloween classic and a staple in many homes during Halloween. Similar to the popularity of M&Ms, GuardTop is our most frequently ordered product and has been applied to some of the country’s most well-known communities, streets, sporting venues, retail locations and visitor […]

Not all “Coal Tar Free” Products are Created Equal

Even though several new sealcoat products claim to be coal tar free and environmentally friendly, they still contain ingredients that are harmful to human health and the environment. Due to this, the Van Buren Township of Michigan and other government agencies are ushering in new pavement regulations to ban all products that exceed certain levels […]

Why are Cities Getting Hotter?

Why are cities such as Los Angeles significantly hotter than surrounding rural areas? Large cities and densely populated areas are highly developed; buildings and infrastructure have replaced what once was open land and vegetation. Due to increased human activity, energy consumption and expanding infrastructure, cities have become much hotter than surrounding areas and form an […]