Environmental

Sure, PolyPavement looks beautiful, and is great for helping to achieve your landscaping and architectural vision, but please donít mistake us for just another pretty face. There are actually many environmental benefits to using it as well.

PolyPavement Soil Solidifier is LEED compliant

PolyPavement is LEED compliant and can contribute to attaining LEED Credits in many categories for pavement including SS Credits 3,4 6.1, 7.1-7.3, MR Credits 1.1, 1.2, 2.1-5.2 and GCT Credit 17 and 18.

Because PolyPavement incorporates natural, indigenous soil, and has a much higher SRI (Solar Reflective Index) than black asphalt, and can be up to 100% recycled, it is favored by many green builders and architects.

PolyPavement Soil Solidifier is environmentally safe and does not harm plants or animals

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In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, PolyPavement is non-toxic to plants and animals and it contains no known carcinogenic ingredients such as vinyl acetate or acetaldehyde. It has been tested and proven safe for sensitive aquatic life and does not leach into the ground water. PolyPavement may be applied in environmentally sensitive areas without worry or concern.

In the event of an accidental spill, static acute toxicity tests show that, as mentioned, PolyPavement poses no threat to sensitive aquatic life. Tests indicate that in order for PolyPavement to harm sensitive aquatic life in a lake (20 feet deep by 5 acres), two rows of fully loaded tank trucks parked end-to-end would have to completely encircle the lake and pump their loads of PolyPavement into the lake simultaneously.

PolyPavement is 100% safe for children and pets.

PolyPavement Soil Solidifier contains no VOCís (Volatile Organic Compounds)

PolyPavement is a proprietary blend of Acrylic Polymers that are 100% safe for human exposure. The vapors are not harmful and no protective clothing or respirators are required when PolyPavement is being spray-applied.

However, it came to our attention in 2005 that at least three well-marketed soil stabilization polymers are vinyl acetate polymers. It is a known scientific fact that vinyl acetate vapors are carcinogenic and unsafe for humans to inhale or contact.

The companies that offer vinyl acetate polymers for soil stabilization are required to clearly inform their customers that respiratory masks and protective clothing must be worn by the workers when spray-applying the vinyl acetate polymers or when cleaning-up accidental spills of vinyl acetate polymers.

WARNING: We reviewed the product presentations of the vinyl acetate soil stabilization polymer product producers' and were shocked to find that their Material Safety Data Sheets do not inform potential customers that respiratory masks and protective gear must be worn when spray-applying the vinyl acetate polymers, to avoid inhaling or coming in contact with the harmful vapors. One of the Material Safety Data Sheets that we reviewed falsely claimed that vinyl acetate has "no known harmful affects". The claim is absolutely false and appears to be a clear violation of law.

We are advised not to post the names of the companies that are committing this violation on our website for due process of law considerations. But if you are comparing PolyPavement to other soil solidification polymers, we strongly advise you to avoid vinyl acetate polymers altogether or consider the harmful affects of vinyl acetate polymers and instruct your applicators to wear the proper protective gear and respirators while applying vinyl acetate polymers.

   

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