If you work for one of the many industrial or commercial sites across the nation that uses a dirt or gravel parking lot, you probably know firsthand how detrimental dust can be. These types of lots tend to see big, heavy vehicles coming through on a frequent basis, as well as frequent traffic from smaller cars and trucks. All this weight and traffic does quite a number on a dirt or gravel lot.
Because of the nature of dirt and gravel, traffic from heavy vehicles will pulverize the rock over time, creating a buildup of dust and fines that gets kicked up into the air whenever someone drives over it. While unstabilized gravel lots work for businesses that see only small amounts of residential traffic, commercial and industrial places of business need something that is more heavy-duty for their dust abatement strategy.
How can you implement a stronger, more durable lot without breaking the bank on a brand-new concrete or asphalt lot? The answer is with TRUEGRID permeable pavers. These pavers are taking commercial, industrial, and even residential areas by storm, and for good reason.
In case you’ve never heard of TRUEGRID pavers and you need a dust abatement solution for your gravel or dirt parking lot, let’s go over what makes these pavers so great and why you might want to make the switch immediately.
The Dangers of Dust
Dust isn’t just an annoyance in a commercial or industrial parking lot, it can be a health hazard as well. Dust makes it hard to see, which can lead to accidents and injuries when trying to navigate huge vehicles.
Excessive dust in the air also makes it hard to breathe, is a choking hazard and can cause serious health issues particularly to those with respiratory ailments. Many counties will regulate dust and fines can be levied if the air quality does not meet local standards.Having to wear goggles and/or a respirator tto combat airborne dust is not a good solution for any company or operation. Dust abatement is absolutely essential.
Stabilizing Your Dirt or Gravel Lot with TRUEGRID Pavers
While gravel is easily pulverized and turned into dust when not stabilized, it does provide a low-cost, effective parking solution. That’s why stabilizing your gravel with cost-effective, permeable plastic pavers like the TRUEGRID PRO PLUS system is the best dust abatement method.
The patented TRUEGRID pavers possess unparalleled strength and can even handle 18 wheelers all day every day. One demonstration of strength was a staged event with monster trucks repeatedly launched and landing on them with no problems at all. The patented system is made from highly durable, 100% recycled plastic.
The process of turning an unstabilized gravel or dirt lot into a stabilized lot is incredibly simple and quick. SImply level and compact the gravel surface and the pavers can be snapped together over the entire area, just like Lego pieces. The grid is then filled with gravel to the top of the grid surface, not overfilled, and rolled with a heavy roller to lock the gravel in place. The grid cells protect the gravel from getting pulverized therby immediately eliminating airborne dust.
Once this is done, the process is finished and you’ll have a newly stabilized lot that will never spread out, need refilling or kick up dust. The cells prevent the gravel or dirt from moving, providing a solid, incredibly durable, and low to no maintenance surface for people to drive on.
Another important feature to consider is the eco-friendliness and permeability of TRUEGRID plastic pavers. Made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic, they are one of the most eco-friendly pavement materials on the planet.
When filled with a clean washed aggregate, they also provide built-in drainage and can handle even the heaviest of rain showers without flooding. This will allow you to turn any existing detention ponds or drainage systems into additional parking spaces.
Eliminate Dust in your Parking Lot with the World’s Most Trusted Permeable Pavers
Since TRUEGRID introduced its line of permeable pavers, businesses of all types have been stabilizing their gravel lots with them. The benefit-to-cost ratio is incredible, since they are much cheaper than asphalt or concrete and can last over 5 decades with almost no maintenance. Not only that, but they make any unstabilized lot look much cleaner and more professional once they’re installed.
Quick-to-install, off-the-charts durability, low cost, low maintenance requirements, eco-friendly, and the number one permanent solution for eliminating dust in your parking lot. The pros of installing TRUEGRID permeable pavers in your commercial or industrial lot are almost too many to name.
Dust can be more than a nuisance in an industrial parking lot, it can be a downright hazard to your health and the health of everyone around. Instead of spraying your lot down with water 2-3 times per day or installing an expensive concrete or asphalt lot, TRUEGRID’s permeable pavers should be your go-to for addressing dust abatement in your parking lot.
Not only will they reduce dust problems in your parking lot and make your workplace safer, these pavers come jam-packed with additional benefits that will save you money, help the environment, and give your place of business a much more professional look.
Get in touch with a paving expert at TRUEGRID today for a custom quote on your project.