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Douglas County West -
Douglas County's Boot Hill Rd West was recently graveled with material from one of Douglas County’s local pits. The material is consistent with what is known as a dirty Class 5 road base. This particular road has good distribution of material in size and fine content and compacts together well. This section of the road was then treated with EnviroTech's new product durablend. The road itself presents some interesting challenges as there are a couple of hair pin turns and various steep grades. The links below will show you the data being collected
Dust Data -
Dust on dirt roads can become problematic from several stand points. Starting with the basics, losing fines from a road in terms of "dust" takes away precious material that binds the road together. Without the fines in the road, a road will become unstable and ravel out. Fines in the sense are necessary piece of making a road last longer with less maintenance. The dust data will show not only how much total dust is being generated by the road, but will also tell us what kind of particle the road may be losing. Data was taken before and after treatment of all the roads. This data will help to determine what the best product would be for treatment of this type of road.
Leaching Data -
Leaching of product applied to the road is a concern from several aspects. The most obvious is that if you are leaching product off the your road, then your road is left unprotected. The second issue to contend with is if product is leaching off the road, how far are is it going and if its going to cause an environmental effect. In the leaching data collected, we are able to see what products have the potential to leach out of the road and how far they migrate from the road given the circumstances of the weather.
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