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Soil-Sement® Case Studies

Mine Road Maintenance Programs Solve Potholing, Rutting and Washboarding

Mining company unable to get operating permit for new mine site because of 11.5 miles of substandard roadway.

Soil-Sement Meets the High Standards for the Wine Producing Industry

Chronic dust and erosion problems from unpaved roadways and parking areas have plagued wineries and vineyards for years.

Safety, Visibility and Efficiency Through Military Helipad Dust Suppression

Controlling dust on military operational areas causes unique challenges, especially those which require intense use site stabilization.

Dust Control on Haul Roads - Costly Equipment Maintenance Controlled on Steel Mill Haul Roads

The fugitive dust caused by Slab Hauler traffic decreased productivity and driver safety was threatened.

Resort Dust Control Solution - Meeting the Dust Control Needs of a Resort Community

A resort in the state of Washington had been relying on a lignin product to control dust on its roadways and parking areas in an environmentally safe way.

Intermediate Cover of Landfill Alternative - Alternative Intermediate Cover Provided at a Residual Waste Landfill

Industrial companies, such as steel mills, produce large amounts of daily waste from their manufacturing processes that is taken to landfills for disposal.

Pond Slope Stabilization - Pond Slope Stabilization Problem Resolved at Nuclear Generating Station

Excess wave action in an 80-acre water storage pond at one nuclear power generating station, along with the pond’s age and size, destabilized the pond’s slopes.

Fugitive Dust and Airborne Particles - Federal EPA Fugitive Dust Criteria Met at Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Project

The City of Phoenix Aviation Department was required to meet Federal EPA criteria for fugitive dust control on all disturbed and open areas around the Goodyear and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airports.

Pathway Erosion Control - Maintaining Pathways - and Park’s History - While Controlling Erosion

Officials were committed to retaining the natural aesthetic and remaining true to the park’s original look in controlling the damaging erosion, which meant there was strong opposition to using concrete or asphalt.

Contaminated Soil Remediation - Demonstration of a Polymer Coating on Contaminated Soil Piles

Stockpiles of contaminated soils at cleanup sites must be protected to reduce dust and sediment from entering stormwater runoff.

Curbing Fugitive Dust Problems at a Canadian Mine Disposal Site

A 400-acre Canadian disposal site needed treatment to eliminate dust in the winter months preceding the arrival of snow.

Haul Road Surface Problems Eliminated at Cement Company

The product the company was using to mitigate the problems washed off its roads during heavy rains, entering streams flowing through neighboring properties and on into one of the Great Lakes.

Chronic dust and surface maintenance problems solved at an intermodal facility

The action of constantly moving dust resulted in a surface that shifted, broke up, and sank.

Tower foundation stabilized from strong desert winds

Strong desert wind and rain caused a tower’s foundation to erode and become unstable making it a safety hazard.

Desert community construction site eliminates water erosion problems

The developers for these prestigious projects in the desert communities have previously been plagued by chronic wind blown erosion problems and seasonal rains causing thousands of dollars in erosion damage overnight on final graded projects.

Helping Indonesian farmers optimize harvest season

Farmers were spending large sums of money to improve road conditions so they could get their produce to market.

Sustaining road surfaces without causing environmental risk

Heavy rains caused the oil to wash off the roadways into an adjacent creek creating a potential environmental risk.

Preventing fugitive dust emissions on coal storage piles

When the demand for coal slows, storage piles are left to the elements. Wind, rain and spontaneous combustion are then factors that can effect BTU value and the profitability of the coal.

Controlling dust and erosion at Boston's "Big Dig"

This complex construction project had unique dust and erosion compliance challenges because of the size of the effort and the thousands of people, homes and businesses in the large construction area.

Controlling erosion on a well-used bike trail

The exposed rocks posed a danger to bikers, and continued erosion would further degrade the trail. Covering the limestone with erosion mats had already proved a failure. When the treated limestone eroded, the mats were exposed, creating a safety hazard. Another product proved difficult to apply because of its viscosity and odor.

Dust suppression for training areas at the Arizona Army National Guard

The soil at the Equipment Staging Area and along the Main Supply Route is fine grained, which historically has resulted in dust when subjected to vehicular movement or moderate wind.

Fugitive dust problems solved at a utility company’s ash pond

Cold winter weather was causing the surface of a utility company’s ash pond to freeze dry, turning it into a source of fugitive dust. Summer, too, presented a dust problem as the pond water evaporated or drained off.

Eliminating water and insulation problems in foundation of 10th century monastery

Standing water, high humidity, and air pollution can have devastating effects on structures old and new.

Increasing safety and visibility at a U.S. Air Force base

Midwest's Soil-Sement provided a cost-effective, safe, and efficient way to increase California Bearing Ratio values and stabilize the infield, thereby preventing dust and debris from becoming airborne during jet blast. A dust–free ineld reduced PM10 emissions, improved visibility, decreased maintenance issues and boosted safety.