Is dust ruining the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces or interfering with important work in your construction sites, quarries, or baseball fields? Luckily SISCU has a solution to minimize excessive dust production with one simple step: Calcium Chloride for dust control. Calcium Chloride is the most effective dust control product capable of minimizing dust from any ground surface. Continue reading to learn more about how Calcium Chloride can help keep your space dust-free.
Why Does Dust Need to be Controlled?
Excessive dust is dangerous due to the health and safety concerns it poses. Dust can get into the lungs and eyes of people walking across a dust-producing area and this can lead to excessive coughing, trouble breathing, and reduced visibility. In a construction setting, reduced visibility and eye irritability can cause accidents and delays in work, ultimately resulting in more time and money wasted. Important machinery can be damaged as well and cause more delays or negative consequences. Vehicles that travel across dirt or gravel roads that produce a lot of dust can also be damaged, as the dust permeates into small cracks and crevices in the vehicle and causes malfunctions. In addition to people and machines, property can take on structural damage from dust and be expensive to repair. Ultimately, dust poses a lot more negative threats than simply being an annoyance, and needs to be properly treated to maintain both health and safety and avoid car accidents, construction accidents, and unnecessary health concerns.
How Does Dust Form?
Dust is caused by loose soil and dirt particles escaping into the air. Dust can be minimized by keeping the ground surface damp and trapping the soil and dirt particles against the surface. This dampening process is best achieved with a chloride product such as Calcium Chloride or Magnesium Chloride. There are many different types of ground surfaces that can be affected by excessive dust, including baseball fields, quarries, gravel roads, construction sites, solar farms, or dirt parking lots.
Calcium Chloride for Dust Control
Calcium Chloride is a hygroscopic salt that absorbs moisture from the air and uses it to keep the ground surface damp. This actively traps and prevents dust from escaping into the air. Calcium Chloride products are considered the strongest and most effective dust control solutions due to their 83-87% chloride concentration. This high concentration allows Calcium Chloride to prevent dust for longer with only one application. Calcium chloride is best applied to a dirt-producing road by a professional dust control company, such as Rasevic Companies. A professional crew will have the necessary equipment to provide an even and precise application to minimize product loss. Calcium Chloride can be applied with a spreader or sprayer truck to cover large surfaces. If you have a smaller affected area, a handheld spreader may be utilized to reach tight corners. You do not want to apply this product by hand because it can cause skin irritation.
Magnesium Chloride for Dust Control
Another alternative to Calcium Chloride is Magnesium Chloride. This is another hygroscopic salt that also absorbs moisture from the air to keep the ground surface damp and prevent dust. Magnesium Chloride has a lower chloride concentration compared to Calcium Chloride, allowing it to be a more environmentally friendly dust control solution. Magnesium Chloride is safer for people, plants, and animals, making it the best product option if your dust-producing dirt or gravel road is located in a popular pedestrian or animal traffic route. This is most commonly seen in residential areas, public parks, or pet-friendly spaces. Magnesium Chloride is best applied in the same ways as Calcium Chloride, however, it requires slightly more product to be as effective. Magnesium Chloride should still be applied by professionals who can utilize sprayer or spreader trucks, however, if you must apply a product by hand, Magnesium Chloride is safer. Magnesium Chloride is less irritating, making it the safer option for someone who is not trained in dust control application.
Alternative Methods for Dust Control
Chloride products are the best way to effectively and efficiently minimize dust to keep your ground surfaces safe, however, there are other natural ways that provide a temporary solution. One way you can keep the ground damp and prevent dust from escaping is by continuously watering the affected area. While this will work short time, water trucks can be expensive and require crews to operate them. Water also evaporates quickly in most weather conditions and will need consistent reapplications. This differs from chloride products, as those do not evaporate in any weather condition and can remain effective for extended periods of time. Another way to naturally reduce dust is by reducing the vehicle traffic and speed across the dirt-producing road. More dust is produced with faster movements, so having cars and trucks slow down or take alternate routes will lessen the amount of dust produced. Reducing vehicle traffic and speed may not always be possible if the dirt or gravel road serves as an essential travel route or a construction site needs a certain number of vehicles to continuously drive over it to complete a job. These solutions are only temporary, and chloride products are the best way to keep roads free of dust.
Calcium Chloride Products for Dust Control at SISCU
SISCU offers the best quality Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride dust control products to keep your construction sites, quarries, dirt parking lots, gravel roads, and even baseball fields free of dust. To see the complete list of dust control products available at SISUC, click here. Fill out the form below to get your free quote on your next chloride product order today!