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Shopping for an asphalt remover or asphalt release agent isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but we’re here to try to make the process as easy as possible. If you don’t see an answer to one of your questions, click the button below and get in contact with us.

Product Questions

What is PavePro made of?

PavePro stands out as the ultimate solution for asphalt removal and release, thanks to its patented formula consisting of all-natural, non-toxic, and 100% biodegradable ingredients. We have meticulously selected each component to ensure PavePro surpasses other products in performance.

Our commitment to delivering the best asphalt remover and release agent is reflected in the thoughtfully chosen ingredients that work synergistically within PavePro. These components have been specifically designed to provide unmatched effectiveness in tackling asphalt buildup, ensuring easy and efficient release.

How much does PavePro cost?

The cost of PavePro is influenced by several factors including the type of product, quantity size, and company location. We offer a range of PavePro products tailored to specific needs, and the pricing may vary accordingly.

To get an accurate quote based on your requirements, we recommend reaching out to our knowledgeable sales team. They will be happy to provide you with a personalized quote that aligns with the specific PavePro products you need.

Is PavePro safe on aluminum, rubber, and other materials?

PavePro is specially formulated to be pH neutral, non-caustic, and water-deactivated, ensuring it won’t harm various surfaces or materials. Here’s how PavePro interacts with common elements:

  • Paint and Vinyl Decals: PavePro’s gentle composition won’t affect paint or vinyl decals, preserving their appearance and integrity.
  • Dull Aluminum: PavePro is designed not to dull aluminum surfaces, maintaining their shine and quality.
  • Rubber Stripping: PavePro does not strip rubber, ensuring that rubber materials remain unaffected by its application.

To complete the cleaning process after using PavePro, we recommend utilizing a pressure washer or a water hose. This helps to fully deactivate the solvency of PavePro and achieve optimal results.

Experience the peace of mind that comes with using PavePro – a versatile solution that protects surfaces while effectively removing asphalt buildup.

Is PavePro environmentally safe?

Absolutely! PavePro takes pride in being 100% biodegradable and environmentally safe. Our formula contains no petroleum-based products, ensuring minimal impact on the environment.

Rest assured, PavePro fully complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We prioritize sustainability and have developed our product to be in harmony with environmental standards.

Is PavePro safe for my workers?

100% safe! PavePro prioritizes worker safety in every aspect. Here’s why it’s the top choice:

  • PavePro is safe to use on skin, clothes, and boots, ensuring that workers can handle it without any concerns. You can even spray your clothes before they go into the washing machine.
  • PavePro doesn’t release any hazardous vapors, nor does it absorb dermally into the skin of workers like competing products.
  • With a flash point over 400 degrees Fahrenheit, PavePro eliminates the risk of flammability during use, adding an extra layer of safety.
Does PavePro work on concrete?

No, PavePro is formulated specifically to target the bitumen within asphalt and, therefore, will not work effectively to remove concrete.

What's the difference between Green, Gold and Blue?

PavePro Green is your diesel-fuel replacement asphalt release agent and asphalt remover. This 2-in-1 formula lasts 3-4x longer than diesel fuel as a release and penetrates deeper into hardened mix than citrus as a solvent. 

 

PavePro Gold is your heavy-duty asphalt remover that is designed for the toughest of asphalt build-up and tack. It’s the perfect solvent for stubborn mix or tack truck cleaning. 

 

Neither Green or Gold are water-dilutable, as they are deactivated by water.

 

PavePro Blue is  water-dilutable, high-performance asphalt release agent designed for state DOT jobs. It’s NTPEP-tested and DOT-approved for use on heavy highway and high visibility projects. 

 

For a full product breakdown, please visit our Products page.

Where can I get a PavePro SDS?

A PavePro SDS is available to all customers via email and are always provided with orders. If you need an additional copy, please email [email protected] and we will provide one to you.

What makes PavePro different than citrus cleaners I have used?

PavePro is a patented formula made specifically for asphalt. It isn’t a by-product that just so happens to work at cleaning. It has a flash point well above 400°F, whereas citrus comes in below 120°F.  Not only is this unsafe, but it also means that most citrus products are RCRA hazardous waste and are more expensive to ship. PavePro also leaves a slick, oily film behind to work, not only as an asphalt solvent but as an asphalt release agent too. 

Is PavePro approved in my state?

As a cleaner, asphalt solvents do not need state DOT approval. However, petroleum-based cleaning products are federally illegal. PavePro is not petroleum-based and is therefore legal in all 50 US states + Canada.

As a release agent, products in most states DO need state DOT approval. Most DOTs have state-approved QPL lists that have all of their approved products listed. We are currently compiling a list of those now, but you can always call us to confirm if you need a state-approved asphalt release agent. 

How do I store PavePro?

Storing PavePro is easy: it’s heat and cold-resistant and has no shelf life. Just be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight and avoid getting water into the product. 

PavePro Green and Gold are deactivated by water.

PavePro does not freeze but might thicken up in extreme cold conditions. Be sure to agitate before use if thickened.

Can I use PavePro on my boots?

The best way to prevent asphalt build-up on your boots is to pre-spray them with an asphalt release agent like PavePro Green. Because it has a flash point of 400°F, PavePro Green will last longer on your boots at preventing build-up than diesel will. It can also be used to clean the asphalt off the boots afterwards. 

General Questions

How do you use PavePro?

PavePro is used differently depending on your goals. If you are using it as a release agent, you can spray it on equipment and tools just like you do with diesel fuel. As a cleaner, you can spray it on and let it sit for 15 minutes to overnight and come back in the morning and pressure wash it off. If you have any specific usage questions, please contact us at [email protected].

How do you prevent asphalt build up?

You can prevent asphalt build up on your paving tools and equipment by using an asphalt release agent like PavePro Green or PavePro Blue. Both can be applied before use and will prevent build up longer than other solutions. PavePro Green has a flash point of over 400°F and can last up to 4-5 loads in a truck bed or 50+ shovel loads. PavePro Blue helps water bond to metal and rubber to create an active barrier between the asphalt and your roller or truck bed.

How do you clean hardened asphalt?

Cleaning hardened asphalt with PavePro is easy. You can use PavePro Green or PavePro Gold (depending on your needs). Spray it on and let it sit. After a few minutes, PavePro will completly separate the bitumen from the aggregate and let you remove it with ease.

What makes diesel fuel illegal?

Diesel fuel is illegal as an asphalt remover or release agent under 3 federal acts from the US Government because of its harmful effects to the environment, the health issues it poses to workers and the negative effects diesel causes on the asphalt.

What makes diesel fuel so unsafe?

Diesel fuel has an incredibly low flash point; around 130°F. This means that under the heat of asphalt, it begins to evaporate and the fumes, which are dangerous to inhale, can combust and explode.

What makes diesel fuel uneffective?

Have you ever seen that steam occur when you spray diesel fuel into your paver hoper? Diesel fuel has an incredibly low flash point; around 130°F. This means that the diesel fuel quickly evaporates and becomes useless under the intense heat of the asphalt. You need to use a release agent like PavePro, which has a flash point of over 400°F and will not evaporate away like diesel fuel does.

What's the difference between an asphalt solvent, asphalt cleaner, asphalt remover, and asphalt release agent?

An asphalt solvent/cleaner/remover is used to clean hardened asphalt from paving tools and equipment. All three words are synonymous.

An asphalt release agent is used to prevent asphalt from building up on paving tools and equipment.

Ordering & Shipping

How can I place an order?

You can place an order by getting in contact with one of our sales representatives by phone or email. You can also fill out the form and we will get in contact with you.

What packaging sizes does PavePro come in?

PavePro comes in 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, 275-gallon and 330-gallon totes. Certain products like our asphalt remover and release agent, Green, are available in cases of aerosol cans. There are also products that are available in cases of quart trigger spray bottles.

After I fill out the form on the order page, what's next?

After completing your form, we will contact you as soon as possible by email or phone. If you would like to place an order immediately, you can always call 888-389-3189 during business hours (M-F; 8am-5pm EST).

Why do I have to fill out a form to order your product?

It’s important to us that you get the right product at the right price. All of products are unique and are all used differently. To ensure you get the best experience with our products at the best price for you, we want to talk to you before your first order.

How long does it take PavePro to ship?

Orders placed before noon during each business day will be processed before the end of the day and will typically ship out the next day or day after, depending on demand. Shipping times vary on location and carriers. Tracking information is provided with every order.

I placed an order, where is it?

Once your order is processed, you will recieve an email with a shipping confirmation. This email will include a tracking number and contact information for our shipping department in case you have any additional questions.

Does anyone else sell PavePro?

No. Chemtek, Inc is the sole manufacturer of PavePro. In an effort to save you money, we ONLY sell and ship direct and do not work with distributors (excluding Canada).

Where can I buy PavePro?

PavePro is exclusively sold online at pavepro.com in the United States. We only sell directly to help YOU save money and ensure the highest product quality. For Canadian sales, visit PavePro.com/ca

Company Questions

Where are you located?

PavePro’s main office is the Raleigh-Durham Area in Central North Carolina. We have a manufacturing facility just north of our office in Yanceyville, NC and a manufacturing facility in San Antonio, TX.

Are you hiring?

We are almost always hiring. Click here to see open job opportunities.

How can I get in contact with you?

You can contact us via phone at (888) 389-3189 or by email at [email protected].

I have a problem with my order, who do I contact?

You can get in contact with our team by calling (888) 389-3189 or (800) 672-8536 during business hours (8am-5pm, M-F). During weekends, please email [email protected]