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“Dust control is the number-one summer maintenance problem on unpaved roads.” – Better Roads, April 1992
Safer Pavement, Safer Air
Applying an asphalt emulsion to unpaved roads can significantly reduce the amount of particulates emitted into the air. It is an effective treatment on gravel roads, quarries and construction sites. It is estimated that a single vehicle traveling at thirty miles per hour on a mile of gravel road produces four and one half pounds of dust. The light application of asphalt also provides some protection to the road surface. There are several asphalt emulsion alternatives depending on the needs of the project. Typically, the emulsion is diluted at a rate of 4 or more parts water to each part of emulsion then applied at 0.20 to 0.50 gallons per square yard. The extra water acts as a carrier to help the asphalt penetrate into the surface.