|Calcium chloride has unique properties that make it ideal for maintaining unpaved roads and fortifying road bases for new construction. Calcium chloride is both hygroscopic (draws moisture from the air) and deliquescent (resists evaporation and stays in solution). Calcium chloride's ability to regulate moisture on road surfaces is the key to building and maintaining roads that last.
Utilizing calcium chloride will heavily decrease the loss of material from the road surface from the effects of traffic and wind. This decrease will provide economical as well as environmental and health benefits. Maintenance costs will be reduced, and the displacement of small airborne particles will be minimized, helping to alleviate this recognized health issue.
Both liquid and solid calcium chloride can be used for dust binding. The selection of a product will depend on the distribution equipment available and other local factors.