Proper base stabilization is absolutely essential for the long term maintenance of unpaved roads. Base stabilization reduces the maintenance required to repair damage caused by traffic and weather. This helps to reduce costs for blading and gravel replacement, while also limiting the number of time you need to divert road traffic for maintenance, and the labor costs associated with it.
Proper base stabilization also results in less road damage from freezing temperatures in winter and improves dust control during the summer. Inadequate base stabilization on paved roads can cause the asphalt to deteriorate, increasing buckling, cracking, and developing potholes that make driving on the broken pavement worse than on an unpaved surface.
In the past many companies have turned to aggregate bases, cement bases, or calcium chloride sprays to stabilize a road base.
Enviroad offers alternatives to these base stabilization strategies, with Earthbind Stabilizer and Earthbind Prime Coat. Earthbind Stabilizer is a versatile bituminous modified biopolymer soil stabilization agent, that was designed to be cost effective and dust palliative. Because it is non-hydroscopic, rain water won’t cause it to re-solubilize after it has cured.
Enviroad’s Earthbind Prime Coat helps to bind loose soil and aggregate together. This effectively strengthens the road base while also reducing dust problems and adding water resistance.
If you are interested in learning more about Enviroad’s Earthbind line of products, and you want to know more about alternative forms of base stabilization, please call us at 1.800.536.2650 to set up a consultation.