Strengthening Road Travel Around the Globe
TerraDry® is a non-solvent based organo-silane product that represents nano technology waterproofing. TerraDry works at the microscopic level preventing the water molecules from being able to enter whatever substrate is being protected. The penetrants in the TerraDry® chemically react with the substrate and provide molecular level hydrophobicity.
Many paved and unpaved roads fail because they are constructed using inferior base materials. Until now, the only solution for a soft and muddy (high plasticity) road base was the costly action of digging up and removing the inferior base and replacing it with good quality aggregate. Our revolutionary TerraDry® system treats inferior base materials “in place,” turning poor quality road base into strong, stable material.
The problem with using inferior soils (clay and silt) for road construction is that they build up a structure of fine capillaries that absorb water, which causes a reduction of stability, load bearing capacity, and the ability to resist frost. The DirtGlue TerraDry® system is a combination of two complementary components developed specifically to fill the capillary network with a silicone resin, thus rendering the soil water repellent. Once the soil is treated with TerraDry® , capillary water uptake is prevented, ensuring permanent high load-bearing capacity, stability and frost resistance.
The benefits of using TerraDry® are enormous. The use of “in-situ” cohesive and inferior soils saves time, expense, and resources. No longer is there a need to remove tons of inferior soil and haul it away to a landfill. Additionally, the cost of purchasing expensive aggregate is also eliminated. Your project costs are greatly reduced with roads back in service sooner with less disruption to the local infrastructure and population.