Uncovered stockpiles can create a host of concerns. Without the proper protection, or “capping” they become subject to erosion by wind and water and can contribute to the pollution of surrounding areas as run-off spills onto roads, waterways, storm drains, or potentially even protected wetlands or other sensitive, protected areas.
The traditional means of capping stockpiles has been to cover them with tarps. However, this method has some inherent flaws. For one, tarps quickly become costly when covering multiple stockpiles with large surface areas. Secondly, even high-quality tarps can degrade pretty quickly when exposed to the elements. UV rays from the sun, combined with wind and rain can render a tarp ineffective in a matter of only a couple short months. Additionally, tarps can be significantly damaged during strong storms, even when costly and time-consuming precautions such as staking and sandbagging have been performed. Replacing worn out or damaged tarps is not only a pain, but a major investment in time and money.
To provide a better solution for capping stockpiles, we offer DirtGlue® polymer emulsion.
Benefits of DirtGlue® polymer emulsion include:
- Fast installation/application with less fuss than having to fasten down tarps
- Much lower cost
- More effective, complete & seamless seal
- Not damaged by weather
- Longer lasting stockpile protection
- More effective control of dust, sediment and TSS
- Environmentally friendly solution
– Meets National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements for
– Meets the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements for reducing
particulate matter in the air
– Classed non-hazardous by the Occupational Safety and Health
When applied to stockpiles using conventional hydroseed equipment, protecting piles is quick and easy. Our unique formula will penetrate, saturate, and bond soil particles, creating a hard, dust-free, and water-resistant crust for lasting protection. DirtGlue® polymer is non-hazardous, water-based, contains no VOCs, and is non-corrosive, providing a solution to capping stockpiles that is highly effective and environmentally friendly. As an added bonus, there is no cleanup cost associated with the use of water-based polymer emulsions. No need to pull down, transport, and dispose of old, worn out tarps. No hassle, no fuss. Just proven protection made easy. Now that’s a Global Environmental Solution!
Contact us today to see what GES can do for you!