All across the American southwest, counties are trying green solutions for stabilizing their roads. And one green solution that’s really grabbing people’s attention is enzyme soil stabilization. Being non-toxic and environmentally safe, solutions like Perma-Zyme are being being seen as game-changing fix for today’s road-related problems. But while there are a couple of other ways to stabilize your road, they can be very expensive or it’ll hurt the land you manage in the long run.
Challenges of the Desert
When you think of the American southwest, you think of miles and miles of desert with clay-based soil. And as the land has been developed and inhabited over the years, the people who live and work in the American southwest are beginning look into how they can put forth a better effort in dealing with the unique challenges of the region. They want to increase their quality of life and make their towns and homes great places to live and work for years to come.
Now living in the desert, dust has long been a major issue due to the desert’s soils filled with clay. When dust kicks up into the wind, it reduces visibility, and it coats and builds upon any surface it lands on. Also, it can turn an otherwise windy day into a full-blown sandstorm, causing problems and issues for an entire town.
Bad air quality is one of those problems, and it’s usually not a big issue to most people until it’s too late. Because if you work outside and dense clouds of dust are clouding your workspace, all those dust particles are getting into your lungs and reducing the good air that you can breathe. And as the day goes by, work becomes more and more uncomfortable and hard to do because of the poor air quality.
So while you may decide to just grin and bear with the problems of a dusty, unpaved road, it’s likely that you’ll eventually want to seek out a soil stabilizing solution. Problem is, a lot of soil stabilization methods are expensive and not everyone has thousands in their pocket to spend at the drop of a hat.
A Stabilizing Solution
Perma-Zyme is an enzyme-based soil stabilizer; and with Perma-Zyme, people who own and manage unpaved roads can cut down on dust for a fraction of the price of other methods. You would only need to make one application of Perma-Zyme and over a few days, the clay particles will bond as the soil cures. Once the soil has completely cured, the treated soil will have hardened, creating the stabilized road you want.
The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s much less dust; that’s because the clay in the soil bonded and hardened it. From there, the treated soil will stay bonded and you’ll save a lot of money from what you would’ve paid trying other methods.
That money can now become funding for other important projects. This also matters in the long run because you’ll be saving money even through economic events like labor cost inflation and recession. This is because the treated road will stay hardened for years, having no further need to be serviced for a long time.
Now say you’re someone who lives a smaller, rural community. You’re probably someone who wants to think about their options either way. There are other methods and means to achieving soil stabilization, like the popular chloride stabilization method for example. Chlorides are like salts in that they trap the moisture of a given area, thus binding the treated soil. The downside of chlorides however, is all it takes is a little water to quickly dissolve and undo the binding; just like salt. This means you have to retreat the surface after every storm and shower. And on top of that, high concentrations of chloride lead to negative effects upon the environment. So while it may seem like a great solution in the short term, it just isn’t a reliable long-term solution either financially or environmentally.
Lime/cement soil stabilization won’t help much either, especially if you live in a smaller town with unpaved roads. Unlike enzyme soil stabilization, lime/cement stabilization works by binding all of the soil’s particles together compared to just acting on specific particles like clay. The soon to be treated soil will need an extensive soil testing before application.
The whole process itself is time consuming, labor intensive, and most concerning of all: expensive. It’s not the best solution if you live in a mainly rural county that thrives on mining, farming, or forestry. But with enzyme soil stabilization, you only need to apply once and your unpaved road is good for years. It’s a much better alternative to the chloride or lime/cement stabilization methods.
A Green Future
Perma-Zyme is the perfect solution since you can cover a wide space and cut down on future maintenance costs almost completely. It’s a non-toxic, natural solution so you can use it with your bare hands without protection equipment. Even more, Perma-Zyme doesn’t hurt the environment. With Perma-Zyme, you can stabilize your road, stabilize your budget, and stabilize your future.