OUR GRAVEL ROAD SOLUTIONS
The environmental impact of road construction and rehabilitation can be associated with the increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are highly related to climate change.
The IEA (International Energy Agency) stated that 25% of all GHG emissions stem from the transport industry.In accordance with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), signed on 13 June 1992 the Paris Agreement, an international instrument that marks a milestone in the negotiations of the UNFCCC, and the recent IPCC report on Climate Change a reduction in GHG across all sectors need to be implemented in order to achieve the decrease in CO2 emission and zero-rated status needed to reduce the detrimental effects of climate change.
Giving more attention to how we construct and re-habilitate roads is needed while balancing the need for increased connectivity in terms of community upliftment and support of local agriculture and food security.
Using Engineered Base Stabilizer (EBS), an environmentally compliant Stabilizer and Surface Seal instead of bitumen, cement or asphalt will yield a significant reduction in GHG.
We all have to start taking action.
Soil and Dust Solutions provides a sustainable approach for the construction and upgrade of Rural Gravel roads, providing for:
Gravel Road upgrades and improvements are a critical factor in facilitating development…
WHAT ROADS WANT
- Substantial Cost Savings
- Decreased Maintenance
- Increased Sustainability
- Improved Service Delivery
Most countries have a secondary Gravel Road network that can consist of a thousand or tens of thousands of kms. While, once gravel roads were acceptable, this is no longer the case, as population and commercial growth demand better road transport systems. Gravel Road upgrades and improvements are a critical factor in facilitating development, as well as commercial and agricultural growth.
Gravel Roads demand frequent and expensive maintenance, the road surfaces become quickly degraded due to erosion and material loss.
Upgrading these rural gravel road networks to Asphalt has become cost prohibitive and is not financially sustainable.
Soil and Dust have a SOLUTION!
We have developed detailed Gravel Road Upgrade programs for institutions and governments that allow for a specification, quality assurance & testing process and maintenance plan to be put into place provides a long term sustainable solution for gravel road construction and upgrades. Contact us for more information
EBS SURFACED ROADS
Soil Solutions has created a long term sustainable solutions for Gravel Roads. The new Surfaced Road has all the same benefits as a EBS Sealed roads but has a different aesthetic look. EBS Surfaced roads are still completely environmentally friendly and non-bitumen based.
These results allow for long term sustainable solutions, as the road surface will NEVER need to be graded again. No more imported material will be needed, as the road surface is being fully protected with the EBS Surface Seal.
For Government (Municipal and Provincial) this provides an important solution that is cost effective and will allow for a huge decrease in future maintenance of these roads.
Benefits of EBS Surface Sealed Gravel Roads
- Important and substantial cost savings for governments and municipalities in terms of Gravel Road Maintenance
- After an EBS Surface Seal, these Gravel Roads will NEVER need to be Graded or Compacted Again.
- The road will have a longer life and only requires spot maintenance every few years instead of major maintenance on a regular basis.
- The road surface will be protected from erosion and any material loss.
- There will be No dust and increased safety.
- This provides a valuable solution for governments and increasing service delivery – while decreasing costs to do so.
- This is also a perfect solution for Environmentally sensitive areas as this solution reduces Environmental Impact.
HOW MUCH EBS SURFACE SEAL IS REQUIRED? AND WHAT WILL IT COST?
A Soil and Dust Solutions Technical Manager will advise as to the recommended application rate as this is material dependent. A site assessment will allow for the determination of the optimum application and dilution rates to be used that will maximize the cost and benefits of the EBS treatment to the Gravel Roads.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MATERIAL IS SUBSTANDARD AND NEEDS TO BE STABILIZED?
Do not worry, we can help. We will develop a tailored solution fro the improvement of the in-situ soil as well as providing cost effective construction methodologies including our Road Recycler Machines that allow for milling of material, accurate injection of EBS Soil Stabilizer and stabilised layer works that will perform indefinetly after an EBS Surface Seal treatment resulting in a much improved road, with a longer life span with decreased maintenance.
Contact us for more information as to how we can protect the investment of your gravel road network. email@example.com
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