Whether you are looking to stabilize a high clay soil or trying decrease your overall construction costs, Perma-Zyme is the tool for you. You can use Perma-Zyme to create long lasting unpaved roads, low cost paved roads, and even pond lining.
Perma-Zyme will solve your soil stabilization needs for years and years. Perma-Zyme permanently bonds the soil particles together to create a concrete like surface.
When using Perma-Zyme, your roads will require less maintenance, less time during construction, and no other materials. This means you can stretch your budget further.
By adding carbon to iron, we can make steel. By adding Perma-Zyme to soil, we can make roads. Using a special enzyme formula, Perma-Zyme bonds soil particles together to form a concrete-like surface that lasts 10 years or more.
- Increases native soil strength by over 13X
- Compatible with a variety of soils
- Easy to use, no special equipment needed
Perma-Zyme will save your bottom line up to 80%, in fact most mile long roads cost less than $7k to treat with Perma-Zyme. By decreasing or eliminating many common road-building expenses, your construction budget shrinks to only two items: Perma-Zyme and native soil.
- No importing or exporting, less hauling
- No special tools, water resistant, easy clean up
- Streamlines road construction projects
Perma-Zyme creates durable, eco-friendly roads. These roads need less maintenance and fewer repairs than conventional roads, which means you’ll save time and money year after year.
- Manufactured with organic compounds
- Reduces dust and lowers maintenance costs
- Non-toxic, 100% natural
Whether you are looking to see an unpaved road that is over 8 years old or a paved road that is over 20 years old, you can see all of those by staying right where you are. You can view photos, videos, and even street views so you can get up close and personal with the roads.
Dilution || 1 gallon per 160 cubic yards
Soil Requirements || 15-20% cohesive fines
Operating Temperature || 50° F to 115° F
Set Time || 4 Hours
Curing Time || 72 hours
Dilution || 1 gallon per 6,000 square feet
Soil Requirements || 30% cohesive fines
Operating Temperature || 50° F to 115° F
Set Time || N/A
Curing Time || 10-14 days
Perma-Zyme is sold in liquid form by weight. Perma-Zyme comes in a 5 gallon pail with a convenient spout for easy use when transferring to water trucks.
While the amount of water needed will vary from application to application depending on the soil and optimum moisture, the amount of Perma-Zyme will never change.
For example, if the road constructed is a two lane (25 feet wide) 1 mile long (5,280 feet) road and will be 6 inches deep the application will require approximately 2,440 cubic yards of soil and 15 gallons of Perma-Zyme.
Perma-Zyme’s best feature is that it is extremely versatile and works with a wide range of soils. When using Perma-Zyme the soil should be comprised of 15-20% cohesive fines. It is important to have a wide variety of material sizes in the soil to increase shear strength and internal friction which increases the load bearing capacity of the soil.
Perma-Zyme is used mostly in applications in which the soil is comprised of 15-20% cohesive fines but has been used in applications outside of the targeted range and performed well. Upon beginning any application of Perma-Zyme it is recommended that test is performed to ensure Perma-Zyme will yield the proper results.
To have your soil assessed for free, contact us.
Yes, Perma-Zyme is the perfect foundation for an asphalt or chip seal construction road. When using Perma-Zyme with a chip seal application, apply Perma-Zyme as detailed in the normal instructions and allow 72 hours to fully cure. Prior to the chip seal application spray a small amount of Perma-Zyme diluted with water (approximately 1000:1) to allow the chip seal application to bond to the base layer.
A typical application for Perma-Zyme consists of 5 steps:
For more information view our training videos here.
Having the proper tools for the job is extremely important to ensure your Perma-Zyme application will succeed. Substrata recommends the following equipment:
The life span of a Perma-Zyme road depends on many factors including traffic, weather, water drainage, and paved vs. unpaved. Roads with a dirt surface typically see a lifespan of 8-12 years while paved roads see a lifespan in excess of 20 years.
Yes, for dirt road construction Perma-Zyme diluted in water can be sprayed on the soil to deactivate the soil’s cementation and allow the soil to be moved and manipulated. After achieving the desired shape and form of soil allow 72 hours for the soil to fully cure.
When chip seal has been used, traditional chip seal repair procedures can be used.
Perma-Zyme’s most unique aspect is that it allows the native soil to be used and does not require transportation of any soil or rock for the base layer of the road construction. Because Perma-Zyme can use the native soil the construction costs will be greatly decreased and will save time on the construction phase. Because of Perma-Zyme’s unique cementation effect it produces a strong and robust base layer that will lead to a long-lasting road.