Dust Control and Why You Need It

As the weather starts to warm up and the ground begins to dry, it’s inevitable – dust will become a problem.  Whether it’s on dirt or gravel roads, on farms, or in rail yards and landfills, airborne dust and soil erosion are a nuisance, but an effective dust control program can be the solution.

So, what is dust control?  

Dust control is the process in which a substance like water or liquid chlorides is applied to an area of gravel or dirt to reduce airborne dust.  Dust control can be applied to any area of dirt or gravel including roads and lots in environmentally sensitive areas like national forests, wetlands, and farms. 

Past handling the obvious issue of airborne dust, dust control programs have a wider range of benefits that can include increased soil stabilization, reduced erosion caused by destructive winds, and reduced costs associated with blading, aggregating, gravel replacement, and pothole repair.

Factors including the size and type of area in need of being treated and the length of time you need the treatment to last will determine what dust control product will be used.  For those that need dust control for a longer duration of time and with fewer applications, we recommend using liquid chlorides.  

Why use Liquid Chlorides?

Liquid chlorides not only reduce airborne dust but also promote a smooth, firm surface.  Unlike water, liquid chlorides work by attracting moisture from the atmosphere instead of simply evaporating.  By attracting moisture, liquid chlorides stay active longer and carry the additional benefits of helping maintain soil stability and reducing the need for grading, blading, and aggregating of dirt and gravel roads. 

Now that spring is here, it is time to start planning for your dust control needs.  We at INSERV, Inc. are ready to help you implement a dust control program that fits your unique needs.  We only use 100% natural, environmentally safe liquid chlorides.