How Much Sealant Do You Need
Total Square Yards_____________X.5 = Total Gal. of Water_______________
Divided by 7 =________________Total Gal. of Sealant Divided by 55 = _______
Total Drums Application / Dilution
Non-traffic areas – 55 gallons of Sealant to 400 gallons of water per surface acreTraffic Areas – 75 gallons of sealant to 260 gallons of water per surface acreStir and apply with conventional spray equipment. Use large droplets and avoid spraying as a fine mist.
- Coal Piles – To prevent excess water penetration apply 3 coats as follows per surface acre:
- First Coat – Dilute 55 gallons of Sealant 8:1 with water and apply in large droplets.
- Second Coat – Dilute 55 gallons of Sealant 4:1 with water and apply in large droplets.
- Third Coat – Dilute 55 gallons of Sealant 2:1 with water and apply in large droplets.
- Allow 2-3 hours drying timeErosion Control – Coal Storage, fine powders (coke and metallic ores); 110 gallons of Sealant 4:1 with water per surface acre. Apply half of total in each of two applications with 1-2 hours drying time between coats. Use at least two spray passes to prevent excessive runoff during application.
Soil Stabilization – Per surface acre – 100 gallons of Sealant, 1500 gallons of water, 600 pounds of wood fiber, and fertilizer and seed as required.
Road Base Stabilization: Ease of Use – There are no special requirements for equipment or handling procedures. This product is simply mixed with water and dispersed into the soil in quantities that are sufficient to control major soil problems such as soil erosion, dust pollution and upper level base failure. When properly applied, TF Sealant will quickly dry into a hardened membrane and, unlike competitive products, it will not re-disperse when exposed to moisture.Soil Conditions – All soil types are suitable for TF Sealant. However, due to fluctuating absorption rates associated with different soils, the amount of required TF Sealant may vary from one application to another.
Base Preparation – There is little or no requirement for extensive base preparation of scarification. If the lower base of the area of coverage is relatively stable, then the TF Sealant can easily be applied to the surface to achieve moisture resistance and elimination of dust. An ideal soil condition consists of lose, dusty soil on the surface, but otherwise is relatively stable in the lower base. If the base is rutted and “wash-boarded”, then some surface blading may be required to produce a smoother surface prior to applying TF Sealant. When properly used, TF Sealant will tightly bring lose soil and aggregate into a hardened surface which should remain stable, dust free and moisture resistant.
Base Reconstruction – If base reconstruction is required, it is important to note that the base must be compacted and cured prior to using TF Sealant. If the base is not compacted, or if it remains in a fluffed condition, then the TF Sealant may be absorbed too deeply into the lower base thereby leaving too little concentration for upper base hardening.
Dilution and Application – TF Sealant can be used in any concentration that yields satisfactory results to the user. It is important to remember that some soils are more absorptive than others and more product may be required for adequate treatment. As a minimum, TF Sealant should be diluted with water at a ratio of approximately 1 part TF Sealant to 5 parts water, and should be applied to the soil with approximately one-half gallon of water per square yard (or 2.26 liters of water per square meter). The mixture of TF Sealant and water should be divided into two applications.
The FIRST APPLICATION will penetrate from 1-3 inches into the soil and will serve as a primer for the second application, which will settle closer to the surface. The first application should be completely distributed throughout the area of coverage, and allowed to soak thoroughly into the soil for at least one hour prior to initiation of the second application. All of the soil must be completely covered with TF Sealant, even to the extent that an extra pass during the first application may be required over the area of coverage.
The SECOND APPLICATION, which is the sealing application, will soak into the soil at a much slower rate and will bind to the first application. Most of the product will be concentrated near the surface and will form a hardened membrane, which will trap dust and aggregate and will resist the invasion of moisture, and if used in sufficient concentrations, it can ultimately transformed into a flexible liner.