Everyone knows the good ‘ol number 2 works. There’s no denying it. For years it has been the go-to for cleaning asphalt and preventing asphalt from building up. It works fine, it’s cheap, and it’s accessible.

But at what cost?

Diesel fuel is incredibly unsafe. With a flash point significantly below the temperature of hot mix, it can quickly vaporize and the fumes are not only dangerous to inhale but can quickly combust as well.

Diesel fuel is also bad for the environment. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to care about this either. Why? Because anything that is environmentally unsafe is now illegal, and diesel fuel is no different: it is federally illegal under 3 laws. Unless you want to risk suspension or hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, it’s best to start looking for diesel fuel alternatives to prevent asphalt build-up.

Diesel fuel is also awful for your final product. There’s no denying the fact that diesel fuel is a stripping agent. There’s no way around it. If you are spraying diesel fuel into your mix, on your hopper, in your truck beds, and even on your hand tools, that diesel fuel is getting into the asphalt and stripping the oil from the aggregate. This leads to a quick decline in the lifespan of the pavement. The diesel fuel stays within the pavement for up to two months, slowly eating away at the asphalt and destroying the integrity of the work that you take so much pride in.

The Invention of Diesel-Fuel Alternatives

There are so many other diesel fuel alternatives on the market. I’m sure you’ve tried many asphalt removers and asphalt release agents; some work and others don’t.

But one tried and true method has gone under extensive research and testing and has proven to be the most powerful option on the market: that’s PavePro.

The King of Asphalt Release Agents

PavePro was invented 25 years ago as the first and only patented product to be used as a direct replacement for diesel fuel as both an asphalt solvent and asphalt release. The reason it’s so powerful is because it was made for one thing and one thing only: asphalt work. That’s why it’s so popular. Because it was formulated specifically to target bitumen, PavePro has become the most popular asphalt solution loved by thousands of large and small contractors, municipalities, and asphalt plants.

From a legality standpoint, PavePro is safe and legal to use. In states that require a QPL or QCML, DOT-approved release agent for truck beds, PavePro has the perfect, legal solution. PavePro products contain 0% petroleum and are therefore legal to use as an asphalt remover and are waterway safe.

They are safe for workers, non-flammable, non-hazardous, non-toxic and water-deactivated. And with a flash point of over 400°F, it’s hard for a product, impossible even, to be safer than PavePro.

But more importantly to you, PavePro is a better and longer-lasting release agent.

That 400°F flash point means that PavePro doesn’t steam up and evaporate like diesel fuel does under high heat. That also means you’ll be getting 4-5 truck loads with one application of PavePro in a truck bed and up to 50+ shovel loads. This stuff works longer than anything you’ve ever used before. You can use less product and apply them less frequently with better results when you switch your release agent from diesel fuel (or the trash at the asphalt plant) to PavePro.

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