When maintaining unpaved roadways, heavy traffic roads, shoulders, trails, stockpiles, or horse arenas, calcium chloride can solve your dust control problems.
Calcium chloride is one of the most effective dust control agents in the industry.
Improved dust control: Calcium chloride retains moisture for prolonged periods. This unique property helps to hold down dust and stabilize unpaved road surfaces, creating smooth-riding roads that last.
Reduced routine maintenance costs: Since calcium chloride treated roads need less maintenance than roads treated with other materials, you can save on labor, equipment and fuel costs. By maximizing compaction, calcium chloride also provides a longer lasting road.
Reduced gravel replacement costs: Up to 80% of the cost of aggregate replacement can be saved when calcium chloride is properly applied.
Reduced construction costs: Because calcium chloride speeds compaction, less rolling is required to achieve greater density-which translates into greater labor savings. When used with full depth reclamation, calcium chloride can help reduce road reconstruction costs by as much as 50%.
Water can’t resist evaporation like calcium chloride; that’s why water can only delay dust instead of control it. Once the water evaporates, you will have to water the road again. And frequent road watering adds up to greater operating costs.
Oil is messy, chokes roadside foliage, and causes a crusty, pot holed, crumbling road surface when it dries. Oil also costs at least three times as much as calcium chloride.
Oil emulsions are less expensive than oil alone, but as the water evaporates, the problems of oil-messiness and a crumbling surface -remain.
Lignosulfonate, a by-product of paper mills, is less expensive than calcium chloride, but it lasts a fraction of the time. Frequent reapplication is necessary due to wash-out caused by rain-which translates into extra costs and reapplication maintenance trips.