PotHoleGlue: When Band-Aids Just Won’t Cut It

Pot Hole Glue

Have you ever slammed into a pothole or swerved violently to avoid one? Do you have a license? If so, you probably answered yes to both or half of that first question. Potholes are all over the place. Being that we’re headquartered in New Hampshire, we deal with an endless assault of potholes as winter gives way to spring. But it’s not limited to our geographic locale – the earth shifts, and, as it does, soil loosens and holes form. It’s natural.

The question is, how are you combatting them?

You can’t just throw some dirt or “cold patch” in there and hope for the best.

Yes, we know, that last thought is a bit elementary, but the fact is, there are a lot of inferior products being used that are not only a terrible immediate solution, but a poor choice for the environment as well.

That’s why we created PotHoleGlueTM. And while there’s plenty of solutions that exist out there that temporarily take care of the issue, PotHoleGlueTM is really the only permanent pothole repair on the market.

A repair done with PotHoleGlueTM is the most cost-effective pothole repair since it’s only done once. No need for touchups and revisiting compromised sites. PotHoleGlueTM literally outlasts the surrounding asphalt thus, it’s truly permanent, unlike other pothole patch methods. Permanent repair is the best policy as far as we’re concerned… Why?

Pothole repair is intended to be a permanent fix of a pothole, however with the traditional methods it’s not. Traditional methods are labor and equipment intensive, which is not conducive to a “friendly” bottom-line. Traditional methods require the edges of the hole to be cut cleanly, with the hole itself cleaned out. HMA (hot mix asphalt) is brought in to fill the hole and then the HMA is compacted with a very heavy roller. The seams (clean cut edges) are then heat treated with IR (infrared) to melt the seams to the surrounding old asphalt at the cut edge.

The temporary fix is a cold patch. Cold patch has a very short life span (a few weeks to a few months typically). It’s meant to get by until the warmer weather comes and the HMA repair outlined above can be accomplished.

Therefore, all roads lead to permanent, so why not take the most direct route and rollout a plan with PotHoleGlueTM.

We at Global Environmental Solutions (GES) have developed PotHoleGlueTM as a permanent solution that withstands the elements – specially formulated to create a powerful, durable, and easy to use solution for fixing this well-known problem.

At its core, PotHoleGlueTM is “epoxy-like” – using a dry, multi-component system to produce a catalytic reaction creating a good-looking pothole patch that will outlast the surrounding pavement.

Strong, Durable Pothole Repair

  • Permanent
  • Easy application
  • Sticks to surrounding asphalt
  • Multi-component quality system
  • No special equipment needed
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy cleanup

PotHoleGlueTM – a superb alternative to conventional, less environmentally friendly and less effective methods.

When the road traveled is a bit bumpy, get in there and smooth out the ride. Contact us today to learn how you can add PotHoleGlueTM as your solution of choice when it comes to sound, solid road repair that lasts.

GES: Stabilization solutions for the earth, with the earth in mind.

Carefully Combating Contaminated Parcels of Land

Dust Mitigation

A very real environmental danger is the development and/or discovery of a contaminated ecological site. In extreme cases, these plots of land are labeled as a Superfund site, which is becoming an epidemic of sorts throughout the United States. After years of environmental improprieties by business entities and/or property owners, Superfund sites – uncontrolled or abandoned parcels of polluted land – are hazardous to the local ecology and the health of people living near or associated with the contaminated site.

If a property has been labeled as a Superfund site it’s due to the fact that it’s been “discovered” and the federal government has stepped in and called for remedial action.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a Superfund site as: any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

If you’re feeling adventurous, or are just curious, you can search a database to find Superfund sites throughout the country by entering any state here.

What does all this mean? Well, from one vantage point, it means that there are countless other areas of harmful contamination that haven’t been found, and/or are being handled at the state or local (town) level.

So, whether they’re being combatted by EPA initiatives or by a local/state source, contaminated sites need to be handled with care. Stirring up the earth in or directly around a tainted property can cause even more harm if not thoroughly thought out prior to attack. For instance, when you start physically moving earth, it’s just plain common sense, that soil particles, contained gasses, embedded molds, asbestos remnants, and other environmentally compromising matter may take to the air, or, further, find their way into the watershed given certain agitations. Entering the air or water poses serious threat to the health of the surrounding population and eco-environment.

Enter Global Environmental Services (GES). When careful and strategical prepping to properly remediate a contaminated parcel of land is required, GES has scientifically proven products and application technologies are best suited for the job, best suited for the environment as well. That’s at the core of our mission. Literally.

We’ve successfully provided product such as our DirtGlue line of products that work very well at containing contaminated material either permanently onsite (when and where appropriate), or that can be used to contain the contaminated material (dust prevention and sediment/erosion prevention) as the material is being moved or removed for remediation.

So, whether you’re a representative or contractor working on a government sanctioned Superfund site, or you’ve been faced with the task of tackling a similar situation on the state and/or local level, keep GES in mind when it comes to bringing successful project goals for a less than desirable circumstance, to fruition. We’re here to help: For the earth, with the earth in mind.

Traditional Environmental Techniques: An Antique Auto

Equestrian Dust Control

Porsche is a legendary brand. The company traces its roots to the 1940’s when an aging Ferdinand Porsche developed his namesake car. A talented automotive engineer, and founder of the Porsche car company – he is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle the Lohner-Porsche, developed in 1894 and marketed from 1900 – 1905 – the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, and several other important developments in addition to his famous Porsche automobiles. Porsche also designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first racing car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. In short, he stayed busy, and as far as the automative industry is concerned, he was an outstanding revolutionary

As they say the rest is history.

As a kid, I was a car nut. Initially American muscle cars. Then having seen the cute (as well as fast and nimble) little Porsche 356’s on TV shows such as the original Mission Impossible series and in movies such as Harper, starring the great actor Paul Newman and several movies with another great actor, Steve McQueen, I became enamored with, and then addicted to these tiny, but amazingly fast, great handling cars. So much so that I joined Porsche Club of America and raced for a time when I was able to afford such luxury and had less concern for my own wellbeing. Eventually Porsches evolved and I graduated from the 356 Porsches to its descendent, the mighty Porsche 911, and then, to its successor, the ultimate Porsche, the 911/930 Turbo. Porsche was one of the first car companies to offer turbos in cars for the general public [albeit only a few with deep pockets as those 930’s were made in extremely limited numbers… we’re talking 1,300 cars on average per year – offered under the “Sonderwunschprogramm” (special order program)].

I’ve followed those vintage 356 Porsches and the actors who drove them over the years. The cars are now very valuable classics and those actors are dead. You can’t hide from Father Time – age catches up with everyone and everything.

Time too has long since caught up with most traditional environmental techniques. They don’t work well enough in many cases and they’re inefficient or relatively ineffective in other cases.

Now, much like Porsche with their new modern, ultra-fast, better, handling, better braking, better fuel economy, modern 911 automotive derivatives for the modern era, here comes Global Environmental Solutions with its DirtGlue Enterprises line of products to provide new modern approaches to environmental products and application techniques.

GES/DGE offers:

  • Extremely long-term dust control without water
  • Paving without asphalt or concrete
  • Hydroseeding/hydromulching without washouts
  • Permanent waterproofing for masonry
  • Chemical roadbase stabilization that is permanent
  • Erosion control that lasts and lasts
  • Dust control that stands up to any and all climate conditions
  • Sediment control at the source instead of silt fence after the fact
  • And, just like Porsche – much, much more…

GES is not just another soil stabilization and dust control company, just as Porsche is not just another car company.

The two of us are entirely different entities serving entirely different markets, but are both highly focused on research, development, and customer service. The goal has always been to provide the best possible results in an industry where ‘good’ just isn’t good enough.

At GES, we strive for technical and ecological superiority with every product we offer, in every project our products are introduced to, 100% of the time. The road we travel on (and may even have had a hand in stabilizing) is that of a joint effort – where success and creativity abound. Ride with us. We’ll get you to where you need to go, and we may even have some fun in the process.

Like Porsche, with GES products there “is no substitute”…

Soil Erosion Magazine: Dust Control

dust control orovilleIt was February when the problems started. Just north of Sacramento, nestled among outdoor recreation areas, the Oroville Dam started falling apart. The world’s tallest dam’s main spillway partially collapsed; dam managers started using an emergency spillway that sent water down a bare hillside, which quickly eroded. As 200,000 people were evacuated downstream with more rain on the way, a problem with dust probably wasn’t on the minds of the folks at the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

But on March 16, the Los Angeles Times reported that air and soil analysis at the Oroville dam site, where debris was being removed, revealed one of the most dreaded airborne particulates out there: cancer-causing asbestos. Naturallyoccurring asbestos is not uncommon in California, but still, the state was obliged to produce dust-control measures, to protect workers at the site and residents in the area who may be affected. News releases from the dWR indicated that they were using water, at least at first, to keep the dust down. Methods included wetting the soil with water trucks and things like washing the trucks and truck tires on the vehicles used at the site.

Click here to read the full article regarding dust control

Our Own Chris Rider Featured in Soil Erosion & Hydroseeding Magazine

Chris RiderChris Rider was featured prominently in the March/April edition of Soil Erosion & Hydroseeding Magazine. The article, “A Sticky Business” is an in-depth conversation regarding tackifiers and how to properly and responsibly take control of the earth causing potential difficulty within the environmental confines of your project.

Read it here: http://soilerosiononline.com/article-497-a-sticky-business.html