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DustStomp Organic Road Products


Dust Stomp is used as a dust suppressant on unpaved roads and surfaces. Provided is a step by step process regarding the proper application of dust control. Applying Dust Stomp in road-based situations calls for topical applications, this protocol reviews the application of the product to the road via a water truck. The typical dilution rate of the product is 1lb. of Dust Stomp per 8 (US) gallons of water for a topical application. The typical application rate of Dust Stomp should be 1lb of product per 20 square yards of treatment surface area. This may have to be altered to suit your soil type, application equipment or other variables. The easiest way to alter your application rate is to adjust the dilution rate, depending on your application requirements

  • 1. Calculate the area that will be covered by the Dust Stomp application.

  • 2. The amount of product required is the entire surface area to be treated divided by the typical application rate.  (1lb Dust Stomp per 20 square yards. The product is applied topically with water and 1/2 gallon of water is used per surface square yard. The amount of gallons of water required applying Dust Stomp is the total treatment/ surface area divided by 2. The amount of Dust Stomp required in lbs., is the total treatment/surface area divided by 20 (average treatment per lb).
    ~ 10,500 square yards / 2 = 5,000 (gallons of water)
    ~ 10,500 square yards / 20 (number of lbs of Dust Stomp = 520 lbs. of Dust Control
    ~ Therefore the above application requires 520lbs. Of Dust Stomp and 5,000 gallons of water to treat the required 1 mile of road, 18-20ft. wide. ** Remember that this is just a suggested application rate. If your road has a high aggregate content at the surface then more Dust Stomp should be applied to fill in the large pore spaces between the particles. The easiest way to accomplish this is to make extra passes with the water truck whereby the overall concentration of Dust Stomp in the water is higher.

  • 3. Using the figures above and considering the volume of water that your water tank can hold, calculate the least number of fills of the water tank that will be required to disperse the product as discussed above (1 gallon of diluted product per 2 square yards). An example, for a 3000 gallon water truck: fill the tank up to 2,000 gallons, Turn the agitator or re-circulating pump on, slowly pour the product (240lbs.) into the inlet at the top of the tank and let mix, finish filling the tank with water and keep the pump circulating the solution, Apply to 1/2 mile of road once mixed thoroughly.

  • 4. Always fill the water tank with water prior to the addition of the Dust Stomp The water truck should not be filled directly to the top to make sure there is sufficient room for the product to be mixed. Some foaming can occur during the mixing process. Turn on the agitator or
    Recirculating pump and begin mixing the product and water directly in the water tank. Mix the Dust Control and water as per the figures discussed above (1lb. of Dust Stomp per 8-10 gallons of water, depending on soil type). Leave the agitator or re-circulating pump on the entire time you are mixing the product. Once the product is mixed, it is ready to be applied. If possible leave the agitator or re-circulating pump on during application.

  • 5. The water truck should have the ability to pump the product rather than being gravity fed. If your truck is gravity fed be sure to mix product with a chemical pump.

  • 6. Let the Dust Stomp and water mixture mix in the water tank for at least 5 minutes before applying. However, all product solution should be applied (pumped out of water truck) within an hour of the initial mixing or some viscosity build will begin to occur. All of the solution in the tank needs to be dispersed onto the pre-measured treatment area until the water tank has emptied its entire load. The amount of passes this will encompass will vary slightly depending on the water tank used.

  • 7. Start making passes with the water truck in the center of the road. Work from the center of the road outwards on both sides until the entire surface area has been treated. Continue making passes on the pre-determined area until the water tank has discharged its entire load. Although the edges and the shoulders of the road should be treated as well, the center of the road should be thoroughly covered because it will experience higher volumes of traffic. Keep the re-circulating pump or agitator on during the entire application. Pump the product out of the tank instead of letting it drain via gravity, if possible.

  • 8. If you notice residual product in the tank after the products' application, rinse prior to the next load of product.  You have up to two hrs to apply the product once it is mixed in the truck. If high amounts of residual remain in the tank, rinse with approximately 10% of the water used in the initial load. This residual should be sprayed back on top of the section of road that was just treated or be used as a diluted application.
    ~ If no product or very little is left in the tank then this step is not necessary.

  • 9. Repeated applications of Dust Stomp dust suppressant will do nothing but enhance the results. Single applications will work for 1-3 months depending on the traffic loads on the road. To suppress dust on extremely heavy traveled roads apply a light application of 100-200lbs. Per mile with 1,800-4,000 gallons of water weekly or bi-weekly during dry weather periods. For parking areas and construction haul roads apply light applications after initial application every other week or so during dry conditions.

  • 10. Many types of accounts such as quarries, pipe yards, construction sites, parking areas, gas field drilling sites, and recreation sites need to apply lighter applications more often because of the additional dust and material that is brought out of the pits with trucks and equipment. Always remember that when dust is either blown or hauled in, it needs to be treated. The more that heavy equipment and trucks are utilizing the road surface the more dust they cause because they breakup the unpaved road surface. To suppress dust in these situations using light applications of 1lb. Per 16-20 gallons and spray area at a rate of 1/2 gallon per square yard of surface area
    weekly or bi-weekly. The more that Dust Stomp is used the results will be enhanced.

  • 11. For topical applications, traffic needs to remain off the road for a short period of time after the products application. The length of time will depend on the weather and soil conditions. Traffic can drive on the road immediately after/during applications but it is not recommended because if the product is still wet it will stick to the tires as it begins to dry-back. A good estimate is to let the product dry on the road for approximately 1hr.  Before opening to traffic. If possible, a good technique is to do one lane at a time to avoid stopping traffic.