Don’t let a dirty job become a dangerous one.
A number of municipalities have adopted the practice of using diesel fuel as a solvent for cleaning asphalt off both trucks and equipment. This is a risky practice that is in violation of DEC regulations. Due to diesel’s low flash point, it could result in explosions with serious injuries. Moreover, this practice also leads to soil and groundwater contamination and can trigger heavy fines for violators.
Fortunately, there are safe, environmentally responsible release agents available that are NYSDOT-approved. The engineers at Walden Associates have been researching several of these products and have found them to be effective, safe alternatives to diesel.
To learn more about removing asphalt residue safely and compliantly, please contact Walden. And please leave a comment if you have any input on this topic!