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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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