Gravel Runway Dust Control and Soil Stabilization

Gravel runways and dust form an unhealthy and unnecessary partnership. We say unnecessary because of how easy it is to ensure maximum gravel runway dust control. Private airstrips, local airports, and commercial multi-runway operations should all look for an assist from Midwest to implement superior dust control and fines preservation to extend runway lifetime and reduce maintenance costs.

If the cost of maintaining your gravel runway has grown prohibitive, consider implementing our proven preservation techniques. The application of our Fines Preservation program will reduce your gravel runway maintenance costs by 50% annually, while our SF2 full-depth reclamation and stabilization capabilities heighten your California Bearing Ratio (CBR) by up to 400% with traffic. Midwest’s Fines Preservation™ program promises to drive down costs for the rest of your runway’s lifetime by sparing you the burden of unexpected repairs and costly maintenance.

Fines Preservation

Midwest proven Fines Preservation™ Program, based on our binder-enhanced synthetic fluid, locks and binds a runway’s surface aggregate fines together, preventing air and vehicular traffic from releasing them as dust. The pavement-like strength of a treated runway, less gravel loss, and fewer maintenance requirements can together save you $40,000 a year on average.

Benefits

  • Reduces runway life cycle costs by 50%
  • Raises CBR for pavement-like strength and a smooth long-lasting runway
  • Reduces gravel spray, loss and rolling resistance
  • Reduces dust by 80 percent for up to four years
  • Saves two to five cubic meters of fines at every takeoff

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Full Depth Reclamation & Stabilization

You can increase CBR by 80 percent in 48 hours and by up to 500 percent with traffic and surface maturation, even on marginal soils that cannot stand up to the traffic and weight loads that a gravel runway typically bears. Midwest’s six-inch, full-depth reclamation and stabilization process lasts for the full life cycle of a gravel runway and offers a cost-effective alternative to the 12- or 18-inch reclamation traditionally required when working only to a six-inch depth.

Benefits

  • Improves shear
  • Augments strength for up to two years
  • Keeps runways intact through rain and thaw
  • Prevents surfaces from becoming slick
  • Dramatically reduces gravel runway maintenance

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