road dust control

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by firedude26, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    i have a private road that i need to control the dust, is there something i can use to spray myself, or spread? 500 ft of one lane road. used dry calcium chloride for sidewalks once didnt seem to be very good.

    thanks
     
  2. CAT powered

    CAT powered LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Water usually works pretty well for controlling dust.

    If you want to really do a nice job spread crushed stone. Then you won't be rolling over dirt and you've solved the problem of dust.
     
  3. wide load

    wide load LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    theres a product out there called dustless,it's made by dirtglue.they tell me you can spray it on one time and it's good for a year.
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    how about using MgCl or CaCl and then lihgtly watering it in. the theory is that they will then absorb the moisture in the air and kind lock the soil up or help prevent dust...

    good luck...
     
  5. RossP

    RossP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    i second that, i forget where ive seen this stuff but it seemed like an interesting product. im sure you can google it.
     
  6. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 368

    we have out of town guys doing dust control and they use one of many products derived from pine pitch and rosins . some of it has a orange scent like they use citric acid in it too .I would quess a good street department head or roads supervisor would know a little about dust control .
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,164

    We have a dirt road coming into the shop. Just installed a zone of sprinklers that comes on every other hr for 9 minutes. Works great.
     
  8. jvoelker

    jvoelker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    As one of the previous posters said, CaCl (Calcium Chloride) is a great way to keep the dust down on a gravel lane. It works by absorbing water and holding it for a prolonged period of time. It also causes the road to harden, so its best to regrade it before application.

    Here is a site with more info:
    http://www.calciumchloride.com/dustcontrol.shtml
     
  9. New Bern Bear

    New Bern Bear LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Calcium cloride - about $20.00 per bag and does a great job.
     
  10. Ramrods

    Ramrods LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    if you can find someone like me who makes his own bio-diesel, you can use the glycerine by-product to control dust. I have sprayed 150 gallons on a large parcel and it work awesome.
     

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