Magnesium Chloride: Dirt Road Dust Control Solutions

Dust Control on Dirt Road

Magnesium Chloride is a naturally occurring mineral that has a number of diverse uses on roads, including as an ice melt solution and a dirt road dust control solution. Magnesium Chloride is a hygroscopic salt, meaning it is able to absorb moisture from the air to create a barrier on the road surface to protect against both dust and ice. Read more to learn about Magnesium Chloride and how it can eliminate dust on dirt roads.

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How To Get Rid of Dust for Outdoor Government Facilities

baseball field dust control

Are you a government facility manager looking to create the best spring and summer experience for your community and residents? If your town parks are next to unpaved parking lots or dirt roads, or if you have baseball fields, you need to be proactive about reducing dust production so your residents can enjoy these spaces without the mess. Excessive amounts of dust in unpaved parking lots and construction areas are not only annoying, but they can also be hazardous to health, property, and vehicles. If you don’t want your residents to have dust particles flying into their summer picnics, read more to find out about the many ways to get rid of dust so that people can enjoy the many outdoor parks in your town!

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Ice Melt Storage: How to Store Ice Melt Products in Summer

Rock Salt Storage

Ice Melt products such as Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride are essential in the winter, but how should you store ice melt in the summer? These hygroscopic ice melt products absorb moisture from the air and penetrate ice. That quality makes them very effective in the winter, but careful off-season storage of the remaining product is vital if you want to use it again next winter. Read more to learn how to store your ice melt products in summer and spring months to keep them effective for winter season after season.

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How to Use Ice Melt for Government Facilities

US Capitol Snow- Ice Melt for Government Facilities

Heavy winter storms can be hazardous to government facilities without proper preparation. Having high-quality ice melt products can help with properly treating government property road surfaces to effectively control icy roadways and walkways. There are many different types of ice melt products available to treat government roadways, walkways, parking lots, doorways, and other surfaces. Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited, LLC offers premier ice melt directly to government facilities. Read more about the top products below to choose which is right for your ice melt solution.

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How to Apply a Dust Suppressant: Calcium & Magnesium Chloride

Professionals applying dust suppressants

There are many different dust suppressant options; including water, petroleum products, non-petroleum products, electrochemical stabilizers, synthetic polymer products, chloride products, and more. Each dust control solution will have a slightly different application method and rate, and the most popular dust suppressant products are chlorides. Chloride products such as Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Chloride prove to be the most effective dust suppressants due to their less frequent application rate and hygroscopic properties. These chloride products absorb moisture from the air and keep the road surfaces damp, thus limiting excessive dust production. Read more to find out how to apply these chloride chemical dust suppressant products.

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Dust Control Solutions: Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride

Calcium Chloride Dust Control Product Maryland

There are many negative consequences from dust production, such as environmental concerns, vehicle damage, and health and safety hazards. Products such as Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride help to simplify dust control effectively. These chlorides work to maintain and stabilize unpaved roadways and large dust-producing areas.

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Choosing The Right Ice Melt Material

various ice melt chemicals

Ice may be the perfect ingredient for a family outing: Ice Capades, ice skating, ice hockey being among the first things people think about.  But in our business, ice is a serious matter.  Every year approximately 900 people are killed and 76,000 injured due to snow and ice-related vehicle crashes. So how do you choose the right ice melt material?

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Ice Melt Safe for Concrete

ComboTherm Calcium Chloride Ice Melt

Concrete, especially concrete less than a year old, does not respond well to rock salt getting dumped all over it.  The truth is, most ice melts react with concrete to some degree, but some ice melts will react less with the concrete.  The problem is that salts react with the calcium silicate hydrates in the cement of the concrete.

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What are Deicing Chemicals?

various ice melt chemicals

Deicing chemicals are any chemical used to remove ice… but they aren’t as bad as you think. Rock salt is a “deicing chemical” and you likely use rock salt all the time, you just call it table salt. So why is it called a “chemical?”

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