Old 04-07-2013, 08:35 PM
shovelracer shovelracer is offline
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Liquid binder advice

Not hardscaping, but this is probably my best chance for an answer. My family belongs to an RC racing club. I help them with the track. The track is basically baseball diamond clay. Supposed to be a 80/20 clay/sand mix. The issue is that the cars bring up the sand and it requires a ton of maintenance. We were discussing ways to lock the material a little better to reduce the surface loosening. We discussed mixing in lime and even heard that a competing track was using coca cola. We started discussing chemical binders, but were not real sure how it would work out. Does anyone have any ideas of possible products that might be beneficial? The track is exposed outdoors.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:04 PM
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Im a Pepsi guy, so I cant help you there..... Don't know the name of it, but there is a product they use on the infield fill when it is wet.... I kind of binds the particles together, that may be the answer.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:17 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is offline
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try this ....they use it on ball fields...it absorbs moisture and has several different applications.

they also have a product that can save up to 50 percent on watering-
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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no idea what the price point is anymore, but we used something similar to this out west: http://www.polypavement.com/
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