Gravel roads are often dusty, leaving vehicles and vegetation nearby covered in layers of dirt. Dust and dirt cause many problems, which is why many companies look to road dust control products to help gravel roads stay dust-free.
Why Is It Important To Keep Your Gravel Road Dust-Free?
Dust can be bad for the environment, and it can also cause problems like asthma and allergies. For your job site, fugitive dust from a gravel road does not just affect the health of your workers but can cause a lack of visibility and equipment malfunction. Dust from gravel roads travels, leaving the sediment in nearby waterways, leading to long-term problems in nearby communities. Discover five ways dust control products can help reduce dust on your gravel road.
1. Increased Stability of the Road
Gravel roads are susceptible to quick road deterioration due to erosion and the heavy load of vehicles. When treated with road dust control products, gravel roads become more stable and resist deformation from related or sustained traffic loads.
2. Lower Construction Costs
Uneven gravel roads used to reach construction sites are vulnerable to weather delays. One bad rainstorm can lead to a gravel road being unpassable. Gravel roads treated with dust control products are less likely to encounter these setbacks due to rainfall and are always stable and ready for vehicles.
3. Dust Stays Put
Many construction sites encounter problems caused by dust. Gravel roads treated with dust control products prevent dust from traveling in the air. Dust control can help soil particles bond together and stay in place.
4. Less Change of Erosion Problems
Erosion can cause a long list of problems on a roadway, leading to potholes and sloping. Erosion can mean you are replacing gravel more frequently on your roadway, which can lead to unforeseen expenses. Dust control products prevent erosion and stabilize the road throughout your project and after.
5. Reduce Your Road Maintenance Costs
Unstabilized gravel roads can be expensive to maintain. When left untreated, these gravel roads often have rutting, potholes, and mudding problems. As these problems get bigger, they can add unnecessary risks to vehicles. Ultimately, repairing these hazards can lead to higher costs, which could be saved by using road dust control products.
Select Premium Road Dust Control Products
Using road dust control products on your gravel roads can prevent the problems associated with dust and unstabilized roads. The Envirotac line of erosion control polymers is a premium product for dust control on gravel roads. Contact us at Environmental Products and Applications, Inc., and we can offer expert advice on which dust control product is right for you.