Asphalt Materials

Pitch Black®: What Is It?

Pitch Black® AE, or Pitch Black® Asphalt Emulsion is a top quality sealcoat developed in Reno, NV and designed to be environmentally friendly, long lasting, and quick drying. Since the early 1980s, Pitch Black® has grown from a closely held contractor product to being manufactured in all regions of the continental United States. Asphalt Protectors, Inc still manufactures the product today with the original manufacturing plant and unrivaled quality.

The Benefits of Using Pitch Black®

  • Provides a non-slip surface for walkways, tennis courts, playgrounds, parking lots & traffic areas Seals in asphalt oils / seals out ultraviolet rays and water
  • Fills in and smooths pavement voids
  • Restores the surface to a rich black color
  • Non-toxic, non-tracking and easy to clean up
  • Easy to apply – squeegee or spray application
  • Protects your investment – prolongs the life of your asphalt pavement

Materials Matter

When it comes to sealcoating, material selection is EXTREMELY important. You want a product that has been proven in the field and in your climate. Not all coatings are created equal and disasters can happen with cheapened products. Have you ever seen flaking sealcoat? It’s not supposed to do that! It’s supposed to cling to the underlying asphalt and protect it until it’s got nothing left to give.

When properly made and balanced sealcoats wear over time, you’ll see the coating almost start to fade to gray. This isn’t a loss of color, it’s a loss of material from environmental and traffic related wear and tear. Industry standards say the product should last at least 2 years. With Pitch Black®, we schedule coatings every 3-5 years depending on how well the existing coating is holding up.

It’s a bit of a delicate balance. Too little and there’s no protection. Too much and you can suffocate the asphalt, blocking gasses from escaping, which can prematurely deteriorate the pavement.

The Black that Lasts

With over 35 years of performance history to look back on, we can confidently say Pitch Black® lasts longer and keeps its rich black color longer than its competition. Pitch Black® is engineered to last. Trust the pros at Asphalt Protectors, Inc. to provide you with the highest quality of pavement maintenance products.

Contact us today for a free pavement evaluation and installing Pitch Black® on your property today!

Asphalt Materials We Happily Supply to Area Contractors

  • Pitch Black® AE
  • SS-1h
  • Hot Applied Crack Sealant from Maxwell Products in Zero Waste Polyskin Meltable Packaging
    • Elastoflex 650
    • Elastoflex 450
    • Elastoflex Elite B
    • GAP Mastic
    • GAP Patch