Better road stabilization. Better dust control.
Magnesium chloride is the preferred product for dust control, soil stabilization and wind erosion problems. When applied to roads and bare soil areas, it immediately provides tangible benefits including:
Cleaner air, which leads to better health. Fugitive dust can cause health problems in the young, elderly, and those with respiratory conditions.
Greater safety through improved road conditions, including increased driver visibility and decreased risks caused by loose gravel, soft spots, road roughness and flying rocks.
Stable soil, preventing destructive wind erosion. It reduces foreign sediment in nearby surface waters (dust that settles in creeks and streams), helps prevent stunted crop growth caused by clogged pores in plants, and keeps vehicles and property cleaner.
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Loss of aggregate from traffic and wind is a constant problem for road maintenance crews. DustGard magnesium chloride helps counties, cities and private agencies stretch their maintenance dollars.
As the fines are lost from the road, the larger aggregate becomes loose and leads to wash boarding and reduced skid resistance. Road maintenance will be harder, requiring fresh gravel with a higher percent of fines to stabilize the road.
Studies have shown that as much as one ton of aggregate per mile is lost each year for each vehicle that passes over a road daily. This means that a road carrying 150 vehicles per day will lose 150 tons of aggregate per mile each year. Read the Colorado State Study findings or the full study from Colorado State University "Relative Effectiveness of Road Dust Suppressants ," Sanders, Addo, Ariniello, and Heiden.
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“DustGard stretches our modest road maintenance budget and provides safer, better roads for our citizens.”
FORMER COMMISSIONER OF CASS COUNTY, MISSOURI
“DustGard has reduced road grading from two or three times per month to one or two times per year.”
VERLIN VAN ZEE,
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS
HIGHWAY DISTRICT, IDAHO
“Dust control is becoming more and more important, not only for the aesthetic reasons but for health and traffic safety concerns as well.”
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR & COUNTY ENGINEER OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS