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drhogan wrote at 2012-04-16 12:12:25
"There really isn't much that we, as contractors, can do to clean up oil spills except to soak it up as best we can"  This is an "Expert"?  What a BS answer.  At the very least get you guys out there with hot water and Dawn dish washing liquid followed by a pressure washer!

Tom Harmon wrote at 2012-10-25 15:35:34
We had a contractor break a hydralic line on a skidloader on a public street. He left the oil on the street overnight and it ran into a storm drain and no attempt was made to absorbe it at all. We made him clean up all the oil with floor sweep and soap with scrubber on a bobcat. We made him clean up all the oil in the storm drain with floor sweep and soap alos. The next morning there were several spots that we could insert a screw driver into, so he will mill and overlay an area about 16 square feet.

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Our family asphalt business has been proudly installing and sealcoating driveways and commercial parking lots for over 40 years. I welcome any and all questions about the asphalt sealcoating and/or asphalt paving of your driveway and/or parking lot. How to's for do it yourself sealcoaters, professional advice for your commercial parking lots, what products and tools to use; and what not to use. Tips, tricks and general useful knowledge in an area where most people don't know where to look for help!


I grew up in the family business of asphalt paving. For 11 years I was the VP of the family asphalt business and now at 34, I own my own company, ASAP Asphalt Sealing And Paving Co. Currently, ASAP Asphalt is one of the largest asphalt sealcoating companies in Western PA!

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