In addition to the typical problems caused by dust, government entities and businesses also have the added problem of road stabilization issues. Losing loose gravel and road surfaces to traffic and the elements can be quite expensive. There are several beneficial reasons for managing stabilization of road surfaces.
Studies have shown that as much as two tons of aggregate per mile are lost annually for each vehicle that passes over an untreated road daily. Mitigating the loss of aggregate, both the stone and dust portion is an added benefit to the stabilization process.
Road surfaces that are compacted and stable are in need of much less blade maintenance providing tremendous cost savings on both labor and equipment expenses.
Replacing lost aggregate is often a very expensive process and depending on the volume of traffic the cost just increases with more frequent road aggregate and blade maintenance is needed. Loss of aggregate also leads to washboarding and minimizes skid resistance raising safety concerns.
Without a stabilizing agent, unpaved roads and construction sites can be dangerous and costly to maintain.