How do I know if a contractor uses coal tar sealants?

In short, ask your pavement sealing contractor what type of sealant they use. Let them know that the City has banned the use of coal tar sealants. You can view a list of licensed sealant contractors on the City’s website. If your contractor is not listed, inform them of the City’s licensing requirements.

The City does have a list of sealcoating professionals licensed to work in Warrenville: 

Show All Answers

1. When does the coal tar ban take effect?
2. What are PAHs?
3. What is the purpose of the ban?
4. What are alternatives to coal-tar?
5. Who does the ban affect?
6. What is coal tar sealant?
7. What’s the problem with coal-tar sealants?
8. Do pavement sealant professionals need to acquire a license to seal pavement in The City of Warrenville?
9. How do I know if a contractor uses coal tar sealants?
10. What if I want to seal my driveway myself?
11. What is the penalty for violating the ordinance?
12. Who can I contact if I have questions?
13. Where can I go for more information about coal-tar sealants?