Dry Conditions Often Require Dust Control Measures on Unpaved Roads

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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 apply water to an unpaved roadbed can significantly increase costs for projects in rural or remote locations. At the same time, successive water application can also cause problems with the integrity of the roadbed, increasing the rate of wash boarding, causing large potholes or eroding berms to form.

One cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to this problem is to apply Earthbind® 100 applied to the unpaved roadbed. This is a specially modified biopolymer was formulated by the laboratories at EnviRoad®.

Once cured, Earthbind® 100 will form a non-water soluble matrix with potential dust particles and aggregate material in the unpaved roadbed. Since it’s not hygroscopic, Earthbind® 100 will remain in the roadbed far longer than calcium chloride or magnesium chloride dust control agents. This will continue to save you money with reduced cost of reapplication and maintenance.

If you operate a municipality or road construction company in the Pacific Northwest and you need to control fugitive dust on unpaved roads, you can call 1-800-536-2650 to speak to an Enviroad® Representative about Earthbind® 100.