Soilworks products are the industry’s top standard due to our insistence on creating high performance soil stabilization and dust control products that stand up to rigorous testing – both in the lab and in the field. Our commitment to quality and performance has led to our involvement and testing in hundreds of real-world situations. The following library of reports, presentations, specifications, approvals and other similar documents provide you, our customer, the transparency and dependable assurance that is expected from Soilworks.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center was tasked by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to develop dust control systems for sustainment use on roads and other large-area applications in temperate climates as part of a comprehensive dust abatement program. The project consisted of evaluating various dust palliatives and application procedures during field tests. The products of this effort include equipment recommendations, palliative recommendations, and complete application guidance. This report addresses testing performed to evaluate commercial palliatives and application processes for constructing and maintaining lines-of-communication. Twenty-five test sections were constructed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, using commercial palliatives for dust abatement. Several application procedures were evaluated in the process, including topical applications and admixture applications with alternate application rates. Each test section was evaluated at 0, 30, 80, and 220 days after construction. The evaluation consisted of dust particle collection and soil property measurements. Pertinent conclusions from the testing conducted are noted, and recommendations for selecting dust abatement methods and materials are provided.