How Envirotac Polymers are Better for Road Construction than Asphalt, Chlorides

Discussion in 'Transportation Engineering' started by Envirotac, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Envirotac

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    Are you still using enzymes, asphalt or chlorides for soil stabilization while constructing roads, then you need to switch with superior road stabilizing technology i.e road construction with polymers. Envirotac is known to be as the pioneer of using polymers in soil stabilization industry and government studies have concluded that Envirotac is the most cost effective dust suppression product, cumulative over time, when compared to traditional products.

    Here is a comparison, how Envirotac polymers are better than Asphalt and Chlorides:

    The Problem with Asphalt:

    Asphalt emulsion is a petroleum based compound that is used as a binding agent that forms a thick layer above the loose soil. The first issue with asphalt is that being a petroleum emulsion, it doesn’t go well with precipitation. As rains leach the asphalt layer down, the treated surface gets slippery. Moreover, it’s also harmful to ground water and vegetation. Asphalt is nowhere close to being environment friendly. Plus, after application, equipment cleansing is very difficult, and the residue sticks to the vehicles.

    The Problem with Chlorides:
    Chlorides may seem to be cheap in their first application, but given the fact that the results are not long lasting, frequent re-applications increase the soil stabilization costs by a great deal. Moreover, its corrosive nature subjects the application equipment, vehicles, and manpower to high occupational risk. And just like asphalt, it’s detrimental to environment and gets slippery when wet.

    Why is Envirotac the Perfect Solution?
    Envirotac is a state-of-the-art synthetic polymer that binds with the soil particles to form a strong bond. The end result is improved dust suppression and prolonged soil stabilization. The polymer can be diluted with salt water (with maximum 4% salt) and offers easy application. It doesn’t seep away like asphalt and chlorides due to precipitation & needs fewer reapplications, which take only about 20% of the original application cost.
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