Entries by SiteMGR

Azure Magazine: Best of 2017 Ideas

Here are the 10 best ideas of 2017 that have made a profound impact, both large and small.   Best Material: Graphenstone Paint has come a long way. What used to be a toxic concoction is now eco-friendly with low-VOC that won’t harm lungs. The U.K.’s Graphenstone raised the bar even further this year with paint that […]

Five Ways to Stay Focused at Work
During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a magical yet stressful time for many individuals. When keeping up with never ending shopping lists, gifts, holiday parties, travel, meal preparation and family visits in addition to work, it is easy to get overwhelmed. So many activities are crammed into such a short amount of time that this time of year […]

The GuardTop Story

In 1983 GuardTop was founded by Industrial Asphalt which was owned by the Hunt family. They were the premier supplier of asphalt hot mix in all of Southern California. In 1986 Calmat acquired Industrial Asphalt and in 1999, Vulcan Materials Company, who eventually sold GuardTop to Western Emulsions, acquired Calmat. The Koleas family has a […]

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 […]