Earthbind® Stabilizer Helps Reduce Grading Costs

Unpaved roadbeds are typically composed of a combination of gravel, sand, aggregate stone, local soil, and other small particles. Throughout the course of a year, weather and seasonal changes can gradually start to affect the relationship between these various components. Rainfall, dry conditions, the changes of seasons, and the freeze-thaw effect can cause an unpaved… Read more »

Lignin Sulfonate For Dust Control

Fugitive dust particles can be a serious safety concern for unpaved roads in rural locations, as well as mining sites, and other industries. When dust control goes unaddressed, people and vehicles can be harmed, causing excessive costs and possible loss of life. In many locations, water truck application can be cost-prohibitive. While chloride-based agents can… Read more »

Non-Corrosive Dust Control Agents Save Money in Safety in Equipment Costs

In the past, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride have been perceived as cost-effective measures for controlling dust on unpaved roads. At the time, they were preferable to water truck dispersal, as the chloride agents required less total man-hours in the application. In some regions, water access could also have been an issue. Unfortunately, chloride-based dust… Read more »

The Harmful Effects of Unpaved Roads being a Non-Point Source of Sediment Pollution

Fugitive dust emanating from an unpaved road is widely known as being a costly nuisance. However, many people are not aware that the same small soil/aggregate particles responsible for the dust can also be a major source of stream sedimentation. This can be detrimental to adjacent trout and salmon streams. When heavy rains occur and… Read more »

Earthbind® 100 is Available in the United States and Internationally

Dust control and maintenance of unpaved roads is a significant concern in many locations throughout the United States (and even Hawaii and Alaska) and various locations around the globe including parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. When fugitive dust particles are released into the air they can pose safety hazards, impair visibility, and potentially… Read more »

Lignin Sulfonate Meets Most Government Standards for Ecologically Friendly Dust Control

Dust control is a significant concern for maintaining unpaved roads. This can apply to mining operations, road construction, rural municipalities, military base training, and general construction. In the past, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride were popular with many entities for trapping fugitive dust particles in an unpaved roadbed. In recent years, ecologically conscious agencies, businesses,… Read more »

Earthbind® 100 Can Help Maintain Unpaved Winter Roads

The caprices of winter weather can swing wildly with wind, rain, sleet, and snow. If you maintain a year-round quarry, open pit mine, or a construction operation with unpaved roads, maintaining a stable roadbed can have a significant impact on your seasonal profits. Fugitive dust particles, unmitigated erosion, and washboard corrugation from the presence of… Read more »

Unpaved Roads Used for Military Operations Often Need Effective Dust Control

Military training and operations often call for moving vehicles, equipment, and personnel on unpaved roads. Controlling dust and roadbed degradation play an important with safety and overall efficiency. Using water trucks to periodically dampen a road surface can be messy, and an inefficient use of manhours. While calcium chloride and magnesium chloride dust control agents… Read more »

Earthbind® Prime Coat Will Not Be Water Soluble

The success of many paving projects relies on effective base stabilization and preservation of unpaved surfaces. When a roadbed is compromised or erodes from frequent rainfall or seasonal weather changes, it can cause significant problems which can incur significant costs. Forming a stable matrix of aggregate rock and soil particles help to firm the roadbed… Read more »

Lignin Sulfonate Is an Ecological Alternative to Chloride Based Dust Control Agents

Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride based dust control agents once enjoyed popularity with road maintenance operations and rural municipalities for controlling fugitive dust on unpaved roads. As time has gone on, these substances have drawn increased scrutiny for their negative ecological impact and potential application hazards. The mineral content added to the road can sometimes… Read more »