Dust Control and Stabilization Questions:
The type of dust control or stabilization is determined by the
conditions and the type of road base you are working with. The length of time that traffic can be restricted, the road surface
its self, to what extent do you wish the product to provide coverage ( How long), and what are the long term plans for the
road its self.
The recommended preparations for Dust Control Projects:
- Grade the road with a blade to remove pot holes, wash board areas, etc. If the surface is very compacted, lightly
scar, disc or break up the top one inch or so of the road surface and then water.
- If there are pot holes, try to fill in with dirt, water and compact the pot hole areas with traffic a few days prior to
Migration of Product - Establish some type of mound of dirt, 3 to 4 inches high, on each
side of the road to prevent any migration of product into the fields.
Water Application - Water
the surface the day prior to application using a surfactant to provide an adequate water penetration and reduce surface tension
so the products can penetrate more efficiently. Watering the surface just prior to the application will also assist in
Check with your Sales Representative about
to reducing the surface
tension for dust control applications.
|Surface and Water Preparation
|Has a direct effect on the project!
Preparation is Vital to the performance of all dust suppression control products!
Improper preparation could result not only in a poor performance
of the product but possibly add to the expense. Incomplete preparations could cause a delay in the application of the product
resulting in additional stand-by expenses. Time is of the essence and all products are considered non-returnable and
must be used when scheduled. Oil base products are time sensitive due to temperature requirements. Heated Oil must be applied
within a structured time frame. Heated Oil must be applied with a structured time frame.
Application of products to ill-prepared surfaces will result in an unsatisfactory application
that will have a significant impact on the amount and length of dust control suppression to be provided by the product.
The product does required a certain amount of drying time to achive the maximum effect. This requires
the restriction of traffic to the applied ares and the restrictions will vary based on the product applied, weather and