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 »

Addressing Environmental Regulations Helps with Road Construction and Maintenance Efficiency

EnviRoad® started in the early 1970’s selling, hauling, and distributing dust control products throughout the Pacific Northwest. Working with the Forest Service we helped to spread lignin and magnesium chloride dust abatement products on unpaved roads throughout the region. Eventually, this led to us branching out to service municipal locations all around the world. During… Read more »

With Consistent Application, Earthbind® 100 Is a Cost Effective Dust Control Measure

Fugitive dust particles that are released by passing traffic and local weather conditions can cause several different complications. Beyond safety and respiratory health concerns, a dusty road is also at increased risk of suffering washboarding, potholes, and general deterioration of the road bed. In dry conditions, frequent water truck applications and chloride based dust control… Read more »

Earthbind® Prime Coat Can Be Used to Stabilize a Roadbed without Using VOC’s

Effective base stabilization is very important for the long-term success of a paving project. A loose base that has been affected by seasonal rainfall can cause inconsistencies in the paving process. As the years go by, this can increase repair and maintenance costs on the final paved road. Certain areas of the final paved road… Read more »

Dry Conditions Often Require Dust Control Measures on Unpaved Roads

Late in the summer and early fall, it is possible for dry conditions to affect many regions throughout the United States and internationally. While this might be a short-term problem, it often requires a better solution than the daily application of water by a water truck. The excessive man hours and fuel costs required to… Read more »

Earthbind® 100 Remains in an Unpaved Roadbed Longer than Chloride-Based Agents

When calcium chloride and magnesium chloride based dust control agents first came into use, they were perceived as a cost-effective alternative to water truck delivery for controlling dust on unpaved roads. After all, water trucks required extensive man hours, available water resources, and often multiple applications each week during excessively dry conditions. As time went… Read more »

Ecological Dust Control Agents Can Be Based on Lignin Sulfonate

Fugitive dust particles in the air from traffic and inclement wind conditions affected an unpaved roadbed can present many hazards. Beyond the simple impairment to visibility, it can also cause the roadbed to degrade, causing damage to passing vehicles and potentially adding to maintenance costs. In the past, some road maintenance entities have turned to… Read more »