Soil Stabilization Improves Load Capacity on Unpaved Roads

Unpaved roads play a wide variety of roles throughout the United States, as well as in developing countries. Many of these roads are responsible for the transportation of goods to job sites, mines and remote locations as well as remote communities. When an unpaved roadbed is compromised by frost heaves, potholes and general degradation it… Read more »

Earthbind®, the Water Resistant Alternative for Dust Control

Dust palliatives are used to control fugitive dust originating from unpaved surfaces. There are dozens of types and brands of dust palliatives. The most common types range from plain water, surfactants, chlorides, synthetic polymers, vegetable oils (soybean oil, sugar beet oil), bentonite clays, lignosulfonates, paraffinic (mineral) oils, petroleum resins, engineered modified asphalt emulsions (Earthbind®), etc…. Read more »

EnviRoad’s Dust Control and Base Stabilization Products Are Available Internationally

Countries, municipalities and corporations around the globe continue to become more ecologically conscious. Not only does this apply to technology and product manufacturing, it also includes lessening the impact of hazardous chemicals on the environment. Many rural and developing areas throughout the world rely on people, goods and services that are transported on unpaved roads…. Read more »

Earthbind®, the Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Chlorides for Dust Control

Magnesium and calcium chloride are commonly used as a dust suppressant agent on unpaved roads in the western parts of the United States during the spring and summer. Likewise, chlorides are used extensively for deicing/anti-icing on paved roads during the winter. Chlorides are often used as a dust control agent since they are hygroscopic and… Read more »

Earthbind® 100 Can Be Stored and Transported in Concentrate

If you operate a road construction, road maintenance operation, or provide municipal services in rural locations, then you are likely aware of the need for maintaining unpaved roadbeds. This often also includes dust control measures to address safety and air quality concerns. Unfortunately, water truck application can be costly in manhours, fuel, and possible water… Read more »

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 »