Scott Howard of Earthen Hand tipped me off to this soil stabilizing product that could be useful for some projects. Text below is from the PolyPavement website.
PolyPavement solidifies earth to make Natural Soil Pavement. It is a liquid soil solidifier that converts the earth itself into a solid pavement. PolyPavement converts the earth itself into a solid pavement. PolyPavement is LEED compliant and can contribute to attaining LEED Credits in many categories for pavement. Because PolyPavement incorporates natural, indigenous soil, and has a much higher SRI (Solar Reflective Index) than black asphalt, and can be up to 100% recycled, it is favored by many green builders and architects.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, PolyPavement is non-toxic to plants and animals and it contains no known carcinogenic ingredients such as vinyl acetate or acetaldehyde. It has been tested and proven safe for sensitive aquatic life and does not leach into the ground water. PolyPavement may be applied in environmentally sensitive areas without worry or concern. PolyPavement is 100% safe for children and pets. It contains no VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). PolyPavement is a proprietary blend of Acrylic Polymers that are 100% safe for human exposure. The vapors are not harmful and no protective clothing or respirators are required when PolyPavement is being spray-applied.
Note: search our blog for other stabilizers such as lime, cement, Alker Technology, gypsum, caliche.
12 thoughts on “PolyPavement Natural Soil Pavement”
Hi, I’m Samuel and I’ve been fascinated by this multipurpose product. I am a Nigerian Civil engineer and would love to have a 5-galon bucket of polypavement as most of our streets need this soil solidifying miracle. Please, I would love to be guided on how to purchase this product.
There are numerous companies that can be found online. Search for keywords such as soil stabilizing, soil stabilizing products, etc. Our blog posts list several of these companies.
I’m reading, on other blogs, of problems with this product if used in areas with freeze-thaw cycles. Do you have any knowledge of this? (I trust your opinion more than the others). Thus I wonder if it is simply a product best suited to hot desert climates? Also, what becomes of all this “non-toxic” acrylic particles, being worn to dust & then blowing in the wind over our gardens?
I’ve never used these products and don’t know the details. Some companies claim to have EPA type safety approval as non toxic materials. I understand it’s made from fruit juice, so it can’t be too bad.
Am Mr Smith Wilson .I would like to place an order of (PolyPavement)from your company to Haiti,kindly email me with the types you have and their prices and also ,your term of payment.Waiting for your prompt responses.
You’ll have to contact the company.
Seems like you could use it for a roof as well — shovel a couple inches of sand or soil onto a roof, then seal it rock hard. With no traffic up there at all, should last a good long time.
Yes, very interesting. Just be sure your roof is strong enough to carry the load. Also, there should be no flex in the roof or it might crack and leak.
This looks like an amazing product with so many uses.
PolyPavement sounds fascinating. I have a 2 mile road where I was going to have new gravel laid and graded, but this sounds like a better deal since it wouldn’t have to be redone for 5-10 years.
Wow. Again, very cool. I just talked to Scott last month about this article http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/11777/sandstoneroad-by-thomas-kosbau-andrew-wetzler-iida-awards-2010-winner.html where (much like the post you had http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/turning-sand-to-stone/ ) they would be able to lower a whole city’s temp 2-3 degrees Celsius using sand and bacteria for sandstone roads.
This would be great for paving the road up to your home, would you use it for the base floor as well?
Yes, I think you could do floors with this same material.