Road dust control products require preparation and planning before the application process can begin. Not all dust control products require the same techniques, as each product has its own set of application requirements. Unfortunately, there is not enough space to cover every product, so here are some of the most helpful tips for a majority of products used to control dust.
1. Road Preparation Is Essential
It’s critical to prepare the ground surface before applying road dust control products. Make sure the road has a good crown and driving surface. Shoulder draining is also vital to limit standing water which can soften the surface and lead to potholes. Do the necessary road preparation to ensure your road dust control products perform well.
2. Calibrate Your Machinery
The application of road dust control products generally requires some heavy machinery such as a water tank, pressurized sprayer, and a computerized application system. Before applying your product, check to ensure all machines are calibrated accurately and are in good working condition.
3. Check the Weather
Road dust control products are best applied during dry weather conditions. If the forecast suggests rain, then don’t take a chance. Check your product to make sure you are using it when the weather is optimal.
4. Springtime is the Right Time
The best time of year to apply road dust control products is generally spring, as many dust control products cannot be applied during freezing conditions. During this time, moisture content and humidity are relatively low in most parts of the United States. Plan your dust control product application strategy to start in spring.
Do You Need to Reapply Your Product?
Depending on the road dust control product you choose, reapplication may be frequent. Water and chlorides must be applied frequently and can lead to higher labor and equipment costs. Acrylic polymer products, like Envirotac, are environmentally friendly and can withstand the impact of heavy roadway usage. One application can last for up to 2 years, saving you the time and expense of the reapplication process.
Get a Quote on Envirotac Dust Control Products
If you are looking for long-lasting road dust control products, acrylic polymer alternatives are the best option for your project. Envirotac polymers increase the compression strength and load-bearing capability of the treated surface. Our line of polymers offers a durable and cost-saving solution for all construction projects.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you reduce the costly problems caused by dust.