Prior to commencing application the area should have all drainage issues addressed such that no water will flow across or under the application except through appropriate drainage systems. As with any road or pathway, the base must be stable and well compacted prior to placing aggregate for treatment with DirtGlue® polymer.
If the base contains clay then it should be suitably treated (TerraDry®, lime, fly ash, Portland cement, removed and replaced with rock) as a proper base. Lay the proper aggregate at 2-4" deep.
The aggregate base layer should be water wetted prior to commencement to ensure proper capillary action, pulling the DirtGlue® Industrial into the aggregate.
Prior to use, please review the product Safety Datasheets (SDS) and wear proper personal protection equipment (PPE). While products are safe, we strongly encourage you to wear work boots, eye protection, proper gloves, as you’re working with stable solvents and very adhesive products.
Apply DirtGlue® Industrial polymer at recommended rate* to the wettened soil or aggregate.
Once the DirtGlue® Industrial is applied to the aggregate, mix it into the aggregate very thoroughly (as if mixing mortar or concrete). Depending on the size of the job a hand rake, power rake or soil stabilizer may be used.
Continue mixing until all of the aggregate has the liquid (polymer and water) distributed throughout evenly (a power rake or full depth reclamator is very effective for this if the area is large).
Once the liquid is completely and evenly mixed into the aggregate, compact using compaction equipment appropriate for the size of the project, such as hand tamper or roller.
Ensure that the finished surface is sloped or crowned (whichever appropriate) so as to drain properly and be sure that the edges are slopes so as to have the drainage continue to move away from the treated surface and not run back under the treated surface.
Do NOT make applications when rain is imminent within 36 hours.
The above road building system will create a road that functions and has similar lifespan to asphalt.
DirtGlue® Industrial polymer is the ideal polymer for building hard driving surfaces by mixing it with proper aggregates.
*Recommended rate is 0.035 gal/sqft/in and assumes low plasticity soils