Maintaining Unpaved Roads in Rural Areas Makes Agricultural Operations More Efficient

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In rural and agricultural areas, spring and summer is a time of frenetic activity. Many varied types of materials need to be transported in and out of unpaved and minimum maintenance roads. As plants grow and produce fruit, equipment and harvests often need frequent moving. All of this can cause wear and tear to an unpaved roadbed.

Things like washboard roads, potholes, eroded shoulders, and damaged berms don’t just cause discomfort—they can potentially cause damage. If a critical transport vehicle and equipment go down during a time of peak operation, the repair costs and lost time can significantly hamper your seasonal success.

As the summer goes on, seasonal rains can cause erosion and roadbed degradation issues. During dry spells, the summer heat can also dry out a roadbed, leading to dust control problems.

Fortunately, EnviRoad® offers a cost-effective, ecologically friendly solution to all these problems with Earthbind® 100. This is a modified bio-polymer that has been formulated to safely alleviate fugitive dust from unpaved roads while also helping secure the roadbed.

Once it has been applied and cured, Earthbind® 100 forms a matrix with small particles and aggregate in the roadbed. Since it isn’t water soluble, it will remain in the roadbed for a long time, requiring very little maintenance or reapplication. This greatly saves you time and man hours of making run after run with a water truck.

If you need help maintaining or controlling dust on an unpaved road, you should call 1.800.536.2650 to speak to a member of the staff at the EnviRoad® home office in Portland, Oregon.