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Building Stability from the Ground Up

Whatever market your build solutions take you, ESI can improve your value proposition, solve your most complex needs and improve your profit.

Residential, industrial, commercial, and civil contractors all know, building great things starts from the ground up (or below). Soil stabilization, dust abatement, fracking, all are problems solved with a proven lineup of products and services as diverse as the ground you have to work with. And of course, ESI has been doing it in an environmentally friendly way for over 30 years.

“People helping people improve their environment” — it’s who we are and what we do for owners, engineers, architects, GC’s, PM’s, estimators and everyone in between. Products, infra structure, and one of the few labs in the industry ready to mix something up specifically for you, should the need arise. Put us to the test; ESI will exceed your requirements while improving your profitability.


AMP®

One of EnviroTech’s latest product releases is bringing our usual product quality to salt brine additives

Because salt brine alone is prone to drying out and being swept from the road’s surface, they have very identifiable performance limitations. AMP increases how effectively the product bonds to the surface and creates safer road conditions. It also boosts melting power by lowering the product’s freezing point (1:1) from 18℉ to 11℉, and decreases corrosion by 70% as compared to rock salt. AMP has undergone extensive testing to validate its effectiveness and clearly define how it is best utilized. Download the brochure and contact us to learn more about how this innovative product can enhance your salt brine program.

“The advantage we found using AMP® over previous additives was our old brine mix worked well for anti-icing but not deicing. We started using Better Brine Pro with 20% AMP®. Now, we have a true dual-purpose liquid product that we can apply before or during an event with enough residual and melting capacity to take care of the nuisance snows.”

-Eric Prochnow, President of Kon Solutions, Bloomington, IL

Apogee®

A state-of-the-art anti-icing, deicing and frost prevention liquid product

Unlike many non-chloride products, Apogee is not acetate based—making it the perfect product for areas where acetates are prohibited. Apogee can be applied in a standard steam line pattern or through automated spray systems. Apogee was designed to maintain a lower viscosity, which enables it to perform at low temperatures and still maintain spray patterns through Bridge Spray Systems or Fixed Automated Spray Technology.

Apogee performs well across the entire temperature range and features a significantly lower corrosion rate, scoring 13.9% on the PNS scale. Unlike acetate based products, it does not aggressively attack galvanized metals. Apogee’s viscosity allows it to flow at low temperatures, maintain spray patterns and stay on the road longer. Apogee will not dry out after a storm and “dust off”; it actually helps reduce dust from abrasives and other roadway contaminants.

BetterBrine®

Inroducing BetterBrine – A pre-blended enhanced salt brine powered by AMP®

BetterBrine is one of EnviroTech’s latest product releases and is bringing our usual product quality to salt brine additives. Amplify the performance of your anti-icing and deicing program by choosing BetterBrine, the optimized and pre-blended salt brine with AMP! With BetterBrine, roads can be treated both before and during a storm to reduce snow and ice buildup and preserve road safety. With 50% more melting capacity, BetterBrine significantly outshines the competition. And BetterBrine Pro, which is salt brine with 20% AMP, lowers salt brine’s working temperature (1:1 freeze point) from 18°F to 10°F, protecting your roads in the coldest temperatures.

Calcium Chloride

An odorless and colorless salt solution that can be used for both road treatment and industrial purposes

Primary applications include deicing and dust control for roads, but is also used as a concrete additive, an anti-freeze, and is often used in oilfield applications. It is available in a variety of concentrations and package types.

Deicing/Anti-icing – Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) provides effective deicing/anti-icing when applied either before or after a snow or ice storm. When used prior, it inhibits the bonding of snow and ice to the pavement, making it easier for snowplows to clear roads down to bare pavement. When used as a deicing product, Calcium Chloride will quickly begin to melt snow and ice breaking the bond to achieve a clear surface. In addition, Calcium Chloride in its dry form begins the brine process quickly to achieve a quick burn to melt accumulated snow and ice.

Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) delivers solid performance in liquid and dry form — its’ exothermic quality causes it to release heat during the chemical reaction. It is also hygroscopic: it draws in moisture and resists evaporation. These two key factors make it a versatile product for year-round maintenance programs in snow removal, dust control, and industrial purposes.

MeltDown Apex®

The only liquid anti-icing and deicing product that delivers unmatched melting performance at lower temperatures

MeltDown Apex delivers a 12°F improvement in freeze point over any other liquid deicer. This performance enhanced magnesium chloride (MgCl2) brine not only produces results at lower temperatures, it also improves the ability to combat snow and ice buildup on road surfaces. Apex can be used as a stand-alone product or blended with salt to expedite snow and ice melt and enhance traction.

For anti-icing applications, the enhanced melting capacity of Apex provides longer cycle times between routes by decreasing snow pack buildup and improving snow removal by plow, therefore decreasing your costs.

For deicing, applied in a stream pattern, Apex quickly penetrates vertically through the snow pack and breaks the bond at the road surface.

Client testimonial:

“I picked up my first load of APEX enhanced melter on Wednesday. Yesterday, I applied the product for the first time to some stubborn and thick ground ice I hadn’t been able to clear with either of my previous melters. Within 5 minutes the ice had granulated and an hour later it was reduced to spotty slush. This morning, I visited the same lot to clear an inch of snow and treat the entire lot. I was quite surprised to find that section of the lot, normally a big problem for us, clear and open to pavement while the rest of the lot was fully snow covered! After a quick scrape, I applied APEX to the rest of the lot and it was open and clear within 30 minutes — a fraction of time it normally takes — truly impressive. I also sprayed the city walks around the property (about a 1/4 mile of walk) and didn’t even have to take my old granular product off the truck. I just didn’t need it. I’m glad I found my way to you guys!” -Dan

MeltDown® Liquid

A high performance magnesium chloride (MgCl2) anti-icer and deicer that delivers longer lasting performance

MeltDown Liquid has a low eutectic point that works effectively in a broad variety of temperature ranges. Its exceedingly high ability to dilute and hold water before refreezing improves the all-weather performance of this product.  Additionally, MeltDown Liquid is among the least harmful of common deicers to vegetation and groundwater according to independent studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It is non-irritating and safer to handle and less harmful to road surfaces and metals when used as recommended.

MeltDown Liquid is also offered as a corrosion inhibited product: MeltDown AP, MeltDown with Shield AP and MeltDown Inhibited.

MeltDown AP, or MeltDown Liquid with Shield AP,  has been approved by the PNS as a qualified product.

Nature’s Best®

A blend of natural granular and liquid deicer products, safe for concrete, asphalt, metal, animals and vegetation

Nature’s Best is created through the application of a high-performance liquid deicer to granular ice-melt using “pre-wetting” technology and concepts currently in use by major government and commercial deicing operations. Through this pre-wetting process, granular ice-melt performs better, melts faster and lasts longer.

For best results, remove any existing loose snow and slush from driveways, steps and walkways prior to application of ice-melt. Evenly sprinkle Nature’s Best on desired surfaces. Melting should begin immediately. Once snow and ice have sufficiently melted, shovel off slush. Thick accumulations may require additional application. Nature’s Best may also be kept in cars and trucks for use any time when traction is needed.

Unique color enhances performance. The unique color of Nature’s Best serves as a guide to where and how much has been applied. Usage is generally half as much and half as often as compared with other deicers. The blue color absorbs heat from the sun on cold sunny days to help the melting process.

Do not use on concrete that is less than one year old, or that was not properly mixed, finished, or cured. Flaking or spalling may occur when using any ice-melting product on concrete surfaces, especially those that are poorly constructed, contain porous concrete or act as a mortar joints between bricks and flagstone. When used in these situations, Nature’s Best should cause less damage than most other deicers and will reduce the number of concrete freeze/thaw cycles, which also greatly contributes to concrete damage.

SOS®

Powerfully accelerates the melting performance of your granular salt, particularly at colder temperatures

SOS is designed to reduce leaching in stock piles, especially in higher humidity conditions, allowing you to pre-treat stock piles in any season. This creates the ability to prepare materials well in advance and plan more effectively for winter operations.

Treating a stock pile with 6-10 gallons of SOS per ton of granular material powerfully enhances the performance of your salt stock pile, particularly at colder temperatures. SOS can be applied to a stock pile in advance or as it is being delivered. Treating the entire stock pile prior to application to the roadway eliminates the need for pre-wetting saddle tanks.

We can provide you with the SOS liquid allowing you to treat your own salt. As an alternative for those customers without the equipment to treat their own stockpiles, EnviroTech has a Mobile Salt Treatment Unit that provides this as a convenient service.

For more information on this product, download the brochure or contact us directly.

SOS® Treated Salt

Deicing salt enhanced with Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2)

Available in the Mid-Atlantic region, SOS Treated Salt combines the benefits of liquid magnesium chloride with white salt used for deicing.

  • Permits the use of salt at lower temperatures
  • Increases the speed and effectiveness of salt
  • Reduces the effects of corrosion
  • Aids in the prevention of freezing or “clumping”
  • Reduced bounce and scatter
  • Diminishes leaching in stockpiles

SOS®-C

Delivers unmatched performance at colder temperatures

SOS-C (SOS™ utilizing calcium chloride) powerfully accelerates the melting performance of your granular salt, particularly at colder temperatures. SOS-C is designed to reduce leaching in stock piles, especially in higher humidity conditions, allowing you to pre-treat stock piles in any season. This creates the ability to prepare materials well in advance and plan more effectively for winter operations.

Treating a stock pile with 6-10 gallons of SOS-C per ton of granular material powerfully enhances the performance of your salt stock pile, particularly at colder temperatures. SOS-C can be applied to a stock pile in advance or as it is being delivered. Treating the entire stock pile prior to application to the roadway eliminates the need for pre-wetting saddle tanks.

We can provide you with the SOS liquid allowing you to treat your own salt. As an alternative for those customers without the equipment to treat their own stockpiles, EnviroTech has a Mobile Salt Treatment Unit that provides this as a convenient service.

For more information on this product, download the brochure or contact us directly.


Ballast Seal

A sealant for ballasted tires, improving performance and life cycle

Liquid ballasting in tires has been a popular alternative to steel weights for years. Now with Ballast Seal, you can effectively seal your ballasted tires.

Ballast Seal in a 30:1 mixture with Bio-Ballast® provides the ability to seal punctures 1/4” or less as well as ballasting your tires to improve their performance and life cycle. Ballast Seal provides protection from loss of ballast and also maintains optimum tire pressure. Ballast Seal pumps through the valve stem and is designed to be used with Bio-Ballast.

Ballast Seal is freeze and slush free down to –30°F when mixed with Bio-Ballast.

Bio-Ballast®

A completely biodegradable and water-soluble liquid ballasting solution

Calcium Chloride Redux: An environmentally safe substitute for Calcium Chloride, Bio-Ballast is a completely biodegradable and water-soluble liquid ballasting solution. The solution increases tire traction and pulling power for vehicles and machines. Originally developed exclusively for tire companies in the Pacific Northwest, Bio-Ballast is also effective in providing counterbalance and weight equalization in vehicles for better stability. We acquired this innovative liquid product because our product and development team was thrilled about getting in the lab to investigate and optimize the solution for our larger customer base.

Why Bio-Ballast? Because Bio-Ballast is biodegradable it is completely safe to use around humans, animals and plants. It is formulated to coat the inside of tires and wheels and will not cause rust or rim failure, keeping the inner liner of the tire soft. These characteristics make the product the perfect alternative for agriculture and industrial uses.


BaseBind®-X

KEEP THE ROAD MATERIALS ON THE ROAD


Introducing BaseBind-X, EnviroTech’s newest soil stabilization line of products. BaseBind-X can be mixed into a variety of road bases. Mix with water on sight and BaseBind-X can be offered in two other variations, 2X and 3X, variations which can be used as freight saving formulas.

BaseBind-X keeps the road materials on your roads and keep you from having to constantly add more material to grading your roads after wet weather. BaseBind-X products allow the road to be repaired, reworked or graded without destroying the effectiveness of the stabilizers.

GOOD: Basebind-X – Proprietary Blend

  • Proprietary blend formula for superior road stabilization
  • Ready to apply formula

BETTER: Basebind-2X – Concentrate

  • Proprietary blend formula for superior road stabilization
  • Concentrated version of BaseBind-X
  • Can be stored in tanks or totes
  • Mix with equal parts of water before application

BEST: Basebind-3X – Super Concentrate

  • Proprietary blend formula for superior road stabilization
  • Super concentrated version of BaseBind-X
  • Can be stored in tanks or totes
  • Mix with up to four parts water before application

DuraBlend®

A full chloride product most prominent for dust control and road stabilization in North America

DuraBlend achieves the same performance as a typical magnesium chloride treatment, but can require half the amount of product per application. DuraBlend’s enhanced polymer blend helps it bond to the aggregate, lowering migration of chloride from the road to improve friction in moisture situations and provide for safer driving surfaces.

With more scrutiny coming from local municipalities and concerns of neighbors makes products that reduce chlorides advantageous in managing these relationships.

Road preparation for DuraBlend application is the same as for a typical chloride product, including rolling after grading is finished. This process provides for optimal surface penetration of DuraBlend into the top half inch of the road and improves fleet efficiency. When a pad or site is being set up, the application of DuraBlend can greatly ease dust management, once operations begin.

DuraBlend is applied to roads using the standard spray system, but can cover twice as much area per truck load than full chloride products. It does not require blade mixing to extend performance. Continual use reduces road base loss and improves the efficiency of the fleet, reducing man hours.

DuraBlend®-CEP

The same trusted DuraBlend product with CALCIUM and enhanced polymers

The same trusted DuraBlend product you know and love with a slight addition of enhanced polymers. A dust control product that reduces chlorides into the environment and maintains quality and customer application. DuraBlend-CEP is calcium chloride based with enhancing polymers, which reduces chlorides leaching into the environment.

What sets DuraBlend-CEP Apart?

  • Absorbs Faster: 80% faster absorption time
  • Reduces Chlorides Leaching into the Environment: Calcium chloride based with enhancing polymers
  • Same Dust Control: Same as standard chloride, resulting in seamless transition from your current dust control product and program
  • Application Rate Match: Typically matches the current application rate between 0.20 and 0.30 gallons per square yard
  • Same Road Preparation: Uninterrupted application method to current product and program

DuraBlend®-MEP

The same trusted DuraBlend product with magnesium and enhanced polymers for low-temp applications

DuraBlend has been modified so that it can be applied in lower temperatures. This has significance for counties that apply dust control early in the spring and late in the fall. DuraBlend-MEP is magnesium chloride based with enhancing polymers, which reduces chlorides leaching into the environment.

What sets DuraBlend-MEP Apart?

  • Absorbs Faster: 80% faster absorption time
  • Reduces Chlorides Leaching into the Environment: Magnesium chloride based with enhancing polymers
  • Same Dust Control: Same as standard chloride, resulting in seamless transition from your current dust control product and program
  • Application Rate Match: Typically matches the current application rate between 0.20 and 0.30 gallons per square yard
  • Same Road Preparation: Uninterrupted application method to current product and program

DuraBlend-MEP achieves the same performance as a typical chloride treatment, but can require half the amount of product per application. DuraBlend-MEP’s enhanced polymer blend helps it bond to the aggregate, lowering migration of chloride from the road to improve friction in moisture situations and provide for safer driving surfaces.

DuraRenu®

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DUST CONTROL

DuraRenu allows you to be environmentally conscious without having to pay more. This innovative product contains performance enhancing organic polymers and proprietary humectants which keep the surface stable and dust free while using zero chlorides. DuraRenu works by binding the road surface particles together creating a denser, firmer road cap and eliminating the sliding hazards of loose dirt and gravel. DuraRenu absorbs quickly, thereby eliminating long road closures and operational headaches. DuraRenu is fully biodegradable and does not leach into the surrounding environment, making it a truly ecologically sound solution to dust suppression.

Benefits & Features

  • Fast Acting: No need to close road, results almost immediate, usable with most soil types
  • Binding: Safer roads and driving conditions, longer lasting road stabilization, improved surface durability
  • Low Chloride: Better public relations, safe for a variety of environmentally sensitive areas

PRODUCT RESOURCES

  • Brochure coming soon!

RoadSaver®

RoadSaver is a high purity grade of Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2) used as a dust control and road stabilization agent

RoadSaver is a hygroscopic compound that attracts moisture from the air and resists evaporation. Roadsaver binds fine dust and aggregate to keep surfaces stable and dust free.

  • Used on cities, counties and haul roads
  • Feed lots
  • Construction areas

RoadSaver®-DC

A PROPRIETARY BLEND FORMULA CONTAINING DESICCANTS AND SURFACTANTS FOR DUST SUPPRESSANT

Road surface preparation is extremely important in all application techniques. However, these preparations do not need to be time consuming or costly. The better the road conditions, the more successful the application will be. The following four factors work together to achieve optimum results:

  • Quality and composition of aggregate
  • Road preparation
  • Compaction
  • Application rate

Features & Benefits

  • Allows for cleaner air and reduces dust to PM10 Standard
  • Improves road quality with fewer potholes and less wash-boarding
  • Ensures public safety
  • Reduces road maintenance while creating more value for the dollar
  • Can be used on many soil types

X-Hesion® Pro

Ultra-low chloride based formulations utilizing agriculturally derived, complex organic polymer

These polymers function to keep the surfaces of several types of road base stable and dust free while maintaining a road surface that is flexible and water resistant. X-Hesion Pro is an ultra-low chloride based dust control product that helps to limit the amount of chlorides introduced into the environment versus traditional dust palliatives. The enhanced X-Hesion Pro formulation is both more effective at drawing/retaining moisture and is more weather resistant. The result is a stronger fine particle – aggregate matrix that reduces dust to a PM10 standard and yields a road surface that is compact, water resistant and durable.

Road surface preparation is extremely important in all application techniques. However, these preparations do not need to be time consuming or costly. The better the road conditions, the more successful the application will be.

The following four factors work together to achieve optimum results:

  1. Quality and Composition of Aggregate
  2. Road Preparation
  3. Compaction
  4. Application

X-Hesion Pro can be used on the following surfaces:

  • Unpaved state, county and township roads
  • Quarries/mine/haul roads
  • Orchards/agricultural roads
  • Federal/state parks
  • Military roads /federal projects
  • Private and rural roads
  • Parking lots
  • Tree/flower/shrub nurseries
  • Airfields and helicopter pads
  • Feedlots

“X-Hesion Pro has made our dust control measures and program more cost effective without a large change to the processes.”

-Grant Smith, Manager at Transit Mix Aggregates-Daniels Sand Division

To learn more about how we can help in your construction market, contact EnviroTech Services to get started!