The global success of Soil Solutions® in providing solutions for specialized soil reinforcements, stabilization and erosion control, and sealed surfaces for Gravel Airstrips and Runways, combined with its extensive knowledge of soil mechanics allow it to continue to provide solutions for superior airstrips that improve safety, increase visibility, improve skid resistance, improve aircraft acceleration, reduce maintenance, and protect aircraft from damage.
Increase Visibility and Reduce Maintenance with the effective treatment of the shoulders and side areas of the Runway. One light surface application of EBS Soil Stabilizer on these areas on these non-trafficked areas will stop dust and sand blowing onto the runway surface for 5 years or longer.
Soil Solutions® continues to provide solutions for airstrips and runways world wide, after a recent successful EBS Gravel Airstrip Surface Seal test demonstration conducted in March 2011, Soil Solutions® was awarded the Upgrade and Surface Seal of the African Barrick Gold Kahama Gravel Airstrip in Kahama, Tanzania. This project was completed during September 2011. This was then followed by an award to provide a Surface Seal on a second airstrip at the African Barrick Gold Tulawaka Mine, a 2km long gravel airstrip which required preparation and an EBS Surface Seal.
Please see the Kahama Airstrip Project video below this will provide a detailed visual of the project from start to completion – just click below.
Construction and Surface Seal for Gravel Airstrip Dust Control
Soil Solutions® provided an innovative approach to several challenges related to the construction of the Kalahari Plains Airstrip in Northern Botswana, as the isolated location and environmental sensitivity of the area required specialized equipment and the environmentally compliant EBS™ Soil Stabilizer. The Botswana Government employs strict environmental standards and specified the use of EBS™ for the construction and sealing of the Gravel Airstrip as this allowed for reduced environmental impact on this sensitive area of the Kalahari Plains. Kalahari Airstrip Project
Soil Solutions® also provided on site assistance for the upgrade of the Conforzi Plantation Airstrip on a Tea Plantation in Malawi, this project entailed the re-shaping, creation of drainage and a surface seal of the Gravel Airstrip.
Recently Soil Solutions® just completed a large test area section at the Cape Town International Airport, in South Africa for the stabilization of the runway shoulders of one of the main runways.
Dust Control on an Airstrip and or Runway is extremely important in order to maintain visibility and aircraft safety. Use of EBS™ in the construction or as a Surface Seal on a gravel runway will ensure a dust free surface. Additional treatment of the non-traffic side and perimeter of the runway will also improve visibility and significantly reduce brown out from blowing sand or dust. This simple treatment is highly effective and will also reduce the damage and required maintenance on the aircraft, as it will reduce the dust blown particles which clog the engines and make Foreign Object Debris (FOD) highly visible.
The same applies to Helicopter Landing Pads and landing surround areas as well.
will provide the right solution for your airstrip and runway construction or upgrade. The use of our EBS™ Soil Stabilizer and when required the integration of the combined technologies under Intelligent Road Solutions™ will provide a runway surface that will last longer, require less maintenance, be free from dust, is highly visible on approach, safe for emergency reverse thrusts, have reduced rolling resistance and improved skid resistance, will not be slippery when wet and will ensure reduced damage to aircraft.
Contact Soil Solutions® today for your runway project.