DirtGlue® Industrial Polymer - Instructions for Use
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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.
If the base contains clay then it should be suitably treated (TerraDry®, fly ash, Portland cement, removed and replaced with rock) as a proper base. Lay or till the proper aggregate at 2-4" deep.
The aggregate base layer (Soil, crushed stone, etc.) should be water wetted prior to commencement to ensure proper capillary action, pulling the DirtGlue® Industrial into the aggregate. This does not mean standing water or slurry consistency but enough so entire 2-4” depth is wetted. This may require mixing and may be done concurrently while applying DirtGlue® polymer.
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.
Do not apply when rain is imminent within 36 hours after application.
1. Apply DirtGlue® Industrial polymer at recommended rate* to the wetted soil or aggregate.
2. 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. Do not over saturate with water. For most projects, multiple applications and mix cycles of DirtGlue® Industrial will be required in order to ensure mixing to the desired depth. See Turnkey Photos.
3. 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). For small jobs, thorough mixing with hand rake acceptable.
4. 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 vibrating roller.
5. 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.
*Rate minimum 0.035 gallon/sqft/inch