|Controlling Dust on Haul Roads with Top-Seal
|PROMOTED AND SOLD IN MORE THAN 30 COUNTRIES
HR-TS™ (HAUL ROADS with TOP-SEAL) . . . . is a program from Soils Control International that uses higher
concentrations of Top-Seal Liquid Soil Sealant and Stabilizer to control dust pollution on haul roads or any other area with
extremely heavy traffic, such as truck parking lots and staging areas. The HR-TS™ Program uses Top-Seal® as a
powerful, environmentally safe, liquid soil binder that permanently attaches itself to dust particles and tightly binds them
together so that they will be heavy and rendered incapable of becoming airborne. Simply diluted with water in a water
truck, Top-Seal is evenly distributed into the soil. A curing process will irreversibly transform a mixture of Top-Seal,
dust, and aggregate into a permanently hardened membrane. Occasional maintenance applications, as needed, will control
dust pollution on a permanent basis.
|DUST POLLUTION IS A TERRIBLE PROBLEM!
STOP WASTING WATER. Controlling dust pollution with
daily water truck operations is a losing battle. As the water
quickly evaporates from the soil, the dust pollution returns,
and there is very little reward for the wasted efforts and
precious water resources. With SCI's HR-TS program,
the cost of watering is eliminated, and the amount of dust
controlled by Top-Seal™ is dramatically increased. A haul
road program with Top-Seal is the first step toward elim-
ination of dust pollution and the inefficient ways of the past.
LESS EXPENSIVE THAN WATER. With Top-Seal, there
is no evaporation or washing out. The initial application and
occasional maintenance applications will provide a continu-
ous and permanent accumulation of the product into the
soil. Eventually, the dust particles will be overwhelmed by
the presence of Top-Seal, and the frequency between
main-tenance applications, and the cost of controlling dust
pollu-tion will be dramatically reduced.
GUARANTEED RESULTS. With the HR-TS Program,
dust pollution is significantly reduced or eliminated with an
initial application, and is permanently kept under control
with occasional re-applications on an “as-needed” basis. Re-
applications of Top-Seal will bond with previous ones, there-
by cumulatively reducing a need for future treatments. When
used properly in sufficient quantities, the results with SCI's
HR-TS Program are GUARANTEED.
|ADVANTAGES OF THE HR-TS PROGRAM OVER DAILY WATERING OPERATIONS:
Permanently eliminate dust pollution.
Reduce dust control expenditures by as much as 50 percent.
Reduce or eliminate continuous daily operations of a water truck.
Eliminate frequent reconstruction of haul roads.
EQUIPMENT and ON-SITE ASSISTANCE. Top-Seal is
available in 55 gallon drums (208 liters) or in 330 gallon totes
(1,250 liters), and can be diluted up to 9 times during an
initial application, depending on soil type and desired results.
The basic item of equipment that is needed for distribution
of Top-Seal into the soil is a water truck with an efficient
spray bar. Transfer pumps and spray bars are available
from SCI at a minimum cost, or free when ordering by
truck loads or containers. These items will help facilitate a
quick and smooth transfer of the product from a water truck
into the soil.
If general reconstruction and permanent reshaping of a haul
road is desired, then other types of equipment, such as a
motor grader and a compactor are highly recommended.
Information on specif-ic application procedures for Top-Seal
can be obtained directly from SCI.
TOP-SEAL is distributed through a transfer pump and
spray bar manufactured and provided by SCI. The spray
bar was designed for optimum pressure and coverage
spe-cifically for Top-Seal distribution. Technical assistance
and training was also provided by SCI.
THE HR-TS PROGRAM PAYS FOR ITSELF. Although there are many variables to consider in a haul road program, the
cost of the first year of a haul road dust pollution control program with Top-Seal will generally not exceed the actual or
estimated cost of daily watering operations. After the first year, the cost of continuing maintenance under the HR-TS
Program is GUARANTEED to be significantly lower than daily watering operations, and over a period of several years, the
savings can accumulate to as much as 50 percent.
With an initial application of Top-Seal, dust pollution is immediately eliminated, and with occasional maintenance applications,
it is permanently brought under control. Soils Control recommends that haul road managers undertake their dust control
programs with Top-Seal in segments of approximately one mile at a time. (Segments of less than one mile tend to become
more easily reoccupied by contamination that has been blown in or imported by traffic from non-controlled areas.) With
availability of sufficient equipment and personnel, a mile of a typical haul road of approximately 20 yards width can be treated
and finished in a single day. The savings that are derived from using Top-Seal in the early stages of a dust pollution control
program can then be redirected into future segments, thereby taking advantage of programming the product to pay for itself.
THE HR-TS™ DUST POLLUTION CONTROL PROGRAM. There are two phases in the HR-TS™ dust pollution control
program. The first is the initial application, and the second is the maintenance program. An initial application of Top-Seal
will produce immediate results and a continuing maintenance program will insure permanent success. A substantial amount of
product is used during the first phase in order to cover and control the majority of the dust. In the second phase of the
program, the product is much more diluted, and therefore, significantly less expensive per square yard. The higher dilutions
during the maintenance phase allows the product to penetrate more effectively into the previously hardened road base as it
tackles newly worn areas or areas with new contamination blown in by the wind or carried in by haul trucks.
First Year: The first phase of the HR-TS dust pollution control program will consist of an intensive initial application that
will be followed by a series of higher diluted maintenance applications occurring on an as-needed basis. In a typical haul
road environment, the cost of controlling dust with Top-Seal during the first year is expected to be less than the alternative
cost of daily watering operations.
Second And Subsequent Years: Maintenance applications will continue throughout the second and subsequent years on a
gradually less frequent basis. There will be a continuing buildup of Top-Seal in the soil as the dust becomes heavier and much
less likely to become airborne. This trend will continue into the future and will eventually reach a point in which the budget for
controlling dust pollution will only be a fraction of what it was for daily water truck operations.
CUSTOMER SERVICE. Free on-site technical assistance will be available for new customers enrolled in SCI's HR-TS dust
pollution control program. Hot-line assistance and continuous monitoring of dust pollution levels are available from Soils
Control International’s main office at all times. Reports will be provided as needed.
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|Featured on the cover of
Aggregates Manager, a re-
labeled version of Top-Seal
|was internationally recognized for its excellent performance
in controlling dust pollution on a major haul road in North
Texas, USA. The "Before" photo shows the haul road
prior to treatment with this product, and the magazine cover
shows the same road approximately 6 months later.
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