When I think of stockpile capping I think about the infomercials for shrink wrapping. Wouldn't it be great if we could just stick a stockpile in a bag, suck out the air and not worry about it. No matter how hard the wind blows or the rain falls, the pile would be completely contained. We wouldn't have to worry about airborne dust, erosion or any other compliance issues.
But in the real world most stockpiles are covered with tarps, held in place with stakes and sandbags. In windy conditions loose ends flap in the breeze causing the tarps to tear. In the winter tarps freeze, crack and fail. Now it's a vicious cycle, new tarps, more sandbags and stakes, more expense.
Now I know the shrink wrap bag idea is not very practical, but there is a capping solution
that offers many of the same advantages. Consider spraying your stockpiles with acrylic polymer. Polymer's unique properties make it the ideal choice for most pile capping applications. Unlike traditional stockpile caps that just cover the pile, polymer soaks right into the pile, bonding with the material to create an
incredibly strong three dimensional matrix cap. And like shrink wrapping its completely seamless. DirtGlue polymer
has unique properties that make it the ideal choice for most pile capping applications. Our polymer is a strong, completely non-hazardous, water-soluble product engineered to bond soil particles together. Plus, our DirtGlue Polymer product is formulated with built in ultraviolet protection, this means a DirtGlue cap is not only strong but durable. As a matter of fact many of our DirtGlue treated stockpiles have lasted over a year, even after prolonged sun exposure.
The advantages of using DirtGlue Polymer become apparent right from the start. Forget the time consuming process of installing tarps using stakes and sandbags. With a DirtGlue application you just mix the DirtGlue with the appropriate amount of water and spray the pile. The application goes quickly saving time, materials and labor cost! The DirtGlue cap meets the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements for erosion control
as well as the U.S. EPA requirements for reducing particulate matter.
So if you have a problem with your stockpile contact us, I know we can help.