The dust generated by weather and the general passage of traffic on paved roads can pose a serious hazard to vehicles and pedestrians. Not only does the dust impede a driver’s view of the road, but the loose aggregate can also wash out and develop loose areas or washboard effects. Erosion resulting from rainfall can also degrade shoulders and cause potholes or other features that can damage vehicles.
In the past, many companies and municipalities would apply chloride-based dust control measures to stabilize the roadbed and reduce airborne particles. Unfortunately, these agents also tend to attract wildlife to the roadbed, essentially trading one hazard for another.
At the same time, chloride-based dust control agents are water soluble. Successive rainfall can wash them out of the roadbed, polluting local watersheds and requiring frequent maintenance and reapplication.
To address all of these complex yet related issues, EnviRoad® formulated Earthbind® 100 using a modified bio-polymer base as an ecological and cost-effective dust control agent. It works by binding aggregate material and small soil particles to form a strong matrix.
Since Earthbind® 100 is not water soluble, it won’t be easily washed out or eroded from the roadbed, even by a significant rain event. This means that as time passes there will still be a residual amount of Earthbind® 100 in the roadbed, saving money by reduced reapplication and maintenance.
Adding to Earthbind® 100’s cost effectiveness is the fact that it can be stored in concentrations that save you storage space and fuel costs that are associated with transportation.
If you’re looking for an ecologically friendly alternative to chloride-based dust control agents, you should contact the home office for EnviRoad® in Portland, Oregon, at 1.800.536.2650.