Water is considered a cheap and simple option for dust suppression on unpaved roads. But, it ends up being only a temporary solution that requires constant costly reapplication. The best long-term solution to control fugitive dust is Envirotac products, which save you money, time, and peace-of-mind. Let’s see how these 2 dust control solutions compare.
Benefits of Water Evaporate Quickly
How does water help with dust suppression? Water helps bind the fine soil particles on dirt roads. However, water quickly evaporates, especially in areas with high temperatures and low humidity, leading to frequent reapplication to maintain adequate moisture.
Water Can Be Costly
Water is popular for dust suppression due to its low cost. However, this is not always the case for all environments. High-temperature areas of the United States have increased water prices. Constant reapplication of water leads to increased fuel and labor costs for water trucks.
Too Much or Too Little Water?
It can be challenging to determine the exact volume of water to apply to control dust effectively. Applying the right amount of water is inexact and can lead to roadway problems. Too much water will compromise safety and road maintenance. Too little water dries too quickly and will lead to ineffective dust control.
Roadways that have been oversaturated by water degrade quickly. Water over saturation can lead to an increased cost of road maintenance due to potholes and road deformities and erosion.
Envirotac Products: Highly Durable Polymer Alternatives
If you are looking for long-lasting dust control products for dirt roads, polymer alternatives are the best option for your project. While water can degrade roadways, Envirotac polymers instead increase the compression strength and load-bearing capability of the treated surface. Our line of polymers offers a durable and cost-saving solution compared to water.
Application of Envirotac Can Last Years
No need to worry about guessing how much product is needed to suppress dust on your roadway. Envirotac products have easy application instructions and can last years. They do not require constant reapplication and keep areas dust free and fugitive dirt off construction sites and unpaved roads.
Cost-Effective Long-Term Road Protection
Government studies have shown that Envirotac products are the most cost-effective dust suppression product, cumulative over time, when compared to traditional products, such as asphalt cement stabilization, chlorides, and water. When applied, Envirotac products can keep roads dust-free for years and eliminate the need for water.
Unsure which Envirotac product is right for your project? Contact us today and let us help you choose the best solution for your dust control needs.