Lignin - Our product is “Certified Organic” and is a wood by-product from pulp mills. Advantages are that it works well with gravel, dirt & thick powdered dust. It has a low initial cost, but is water-soluble and will reactivate when it rains. It may require more than one application during the season depending on when it is applied.
Asphalt - A petroleum product. Advantages are that it is not water-soluble when cured and will not reactivate when it rains, therefore, it lasts longer. Asphalt has more “binding” strength and is better at binding small gravel together such as 5/8” to 1/4”minus. When asphalt dust control is used repetitively, it will build into a pavement-like surface sometimes lasting for years.
Both of these products need to be properly mixed, temperature controlled and evenly applied. Roadtek uses asphalt distributor trucks, which are computer controlled and specifically designed for spray applications. The trucks can spray from 1' to 18' wide in a single pass. We also have the capability to hand-spray in tight areas to ensure the product is placed where it needs to go.
Improved Health – Lingering dust invades your air supply and can cause a wide variety of respiratory health problems. Excessive dust can be particularly dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.
Safer Driving Conditions – Dust control leads to improved road conditions and improved driver visibility. This leads to overall safer driving conditions and decreased risks caused by soft spots, road roughness, flying rocks, or other hazards.
Stable Soil – Reduced wind erosion means a lower amount of foreign sediment in nearby surface waters. Additionally, your vehicles and property will stay cleaner, longer.
Agricultural Crops – Reduce your chemical dependence on controlling the balance of Pest and Predators in your orchards and fields. By keeping the dust down you will lower your costs, use less chemicals, improve the quality of your crop and achieve higher yields.