Dirt Road Stabilization
Dirt road stabilization is crucial for the health and safety of rural communities. When a dirt road is properly prepared and utilizes the right products to ensure its stability, residents can breathe easier knowing that travel on the roads will be safer. An added benefit of road stabilization is dust control. A treated road will also be healthier for those around it as less fugitive dust will be produced from the traffic.
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When major routes through a county are on dirt roads, they have to be tended frequently – unless they have been treated. Grading, blading and watering are all drastically reduced when eco-friendly road stabilization products are applied. Areas that benefit from road stabilization are:
- bus routes
- parking lots
- main thoroughfares
- campsite access roads
These important transportation routes should be kept in the best condition for safe travel and to prevent wear and tear on school buses, resident and county vehicles. Investing in a treatment of organic, inorganic, polymer, copolymer or custom blended products will extend the life of road equipment and free up manpower to be used elsewhere.
Dirt Road Stabilization Products
Our most economical product, RoadSaver is a high-grade magnesium chloride product that performs well in most soil types. Magnesium chloride is a hygroscopic compound that attracts moisture from the air and resists evaporation. RoadSaver binds fine dust and aggregates to keep surfaces stable and dust free.
durablend™ is an enhanced product that contains the highly effective combination of mag-chloride. One of the GREEN products that Desert Mountain offers, it contains fewer chlorides than other dust control products. It’s designed for environmentally sensitive areas like metro areas, subdivisions, lay down yards, staging areas, parking lots, stockpiles, mass graded areas, etc. This innovative new product is blended with a performance-enhancing polymer to keep surfaces stable and dust free while using only half the chloride of standard dust control products. durablend™ bonds with the soil to reduce leeching, even after rainfalls, lowering the impact on the surrounding environment and vegetation. Plus, its lower application rate means a smaller delivery volume, further reducing its carbon footprint.
One of our best binders, Road Loc is an all-natural organic polymer designed for road stabilization. Road Loc is an environmentally friendly product derived from the tree pulp industry. Road Loc works by binding together fine particles found in aggregate and natural soils preventing them from breaking out and forming fugitive dust. Road Loc adheres these particles together with larger aggregate and natural soils preventing movement which aids in stabilization and helps prevent washboards and potholes. We offer several proprietary blends with Road Loc being the primary additive. They include DP-50, DMC-820, DMC-550, and DMC-730.
Dura-Loc combines the best of lignin sulfonate, an organic material and eco-friendly polymers for a dust control, soil and road stabilization solution from Desert Mountain Corporation that works with many types of soil. It binds the fine particles found in aggregate and natural soils reducing breaking outs. It helps preserve the blading and other road work, preventing the road from getting rough and creating fugitive dust.
Mixed-in with aggregates or recycled asphalt or applied topically, BaseBind will stabilize roads and parking lots with long-lasting results. It is ultra low chloride and more weather resistant than other dust control solutions. BaseBind is the best choice when superior base stabilization and a longer aggregate life are the goals.
Surface-Loc is a product designed for soil stabilization that reduces surface erosion. Surface-Loc is a Desert Mountain branded copolymer product for use in areas like stockpiles, paths, hillsides, parking lots and earthen runways, anywhere soil erosion is a problem.
Do you have questions about which dirt road stabilization product would be right for your needs and budget? Or how to prepare your road for Desert Mountain Corporation to come out and apply our road maintenance products? Call the Sales Representative in your region today:
Idaho & Montana
Arizona & Southern California
Four Corners Area, Southern Colorado & Utah