PX-300 Soil Stabilizer
Whether you are building road bases, paths, trails, access roads, equipment pads, or athletic fields or addressing dust and/or erosion control problems, Integrated 8(a) Solutions will work closely with you to determine the proper application of PX-300 for your project. PX-300 is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic, non-polluting, liquid co-polymer-resin product that can:
Reduce construction and maintenance costs for roads—by producing a highly impermeable surface (2.9 x 10-9 cm/sec permeability)
Unpaved / Secondary Roads
Utility Maintenance Roads
Haul Roads and Mining Roads
Construction Access and Agricultural Access Roads
Be used to establish pads and lots, including:
Machinery and Equipment Lots (Laydown Areas)
Construction Pads, Helicopter Pads, and Compost/Mulch Pads
Create natural-looking trails and paths—using either the existing onsite soil to preserve the natural look or decomposed granite
Walking, Hiking, and Equestrian Trails
Be effectively used to stabilize the underlying base to increase the longevity of artificial turf fields
Football, Soccer, and Baseball Fields
Arenas and Multi-purpose Fields
Be used as a safe carrier for hydro-seeding
Bind soil particles to resist ambient dust (dust control) as well as wind and water erosion (erosion control)—no compaction is required
Construction Site Dust
Unpaved Freeway Medians
Slope Erosion Control
PX-300 Road Application Process
Road, Pad, and Lot Experience
Catalina Island Conservancy Airport Road, Catalina Island, CA
Asphalt Road Sub-base, Midway City, CA
Trabuco Canyon Fire Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA
County of Riverside Heirloom Avenue Road, Perris, CA
Stabilized Mountain Road, San Diego, County, CA
Outlet Mall Parking Lot, San Clemente, CA
Shell Oil Co. Temporary Parking Lot, Long Beach, CA
Chip Seal over Stabilized Road Bed, Summit Valley Road, Hesperia, CA
West Los Angeles College Haul Road, Los Angeles, CA
County of San Bernardino, Occotillo Road, Apple Valley, CA
Parking Lot Base with Asphalt Wear Surface, HI
Waste Management Landfill Base
Crushed Coral Rock over Stabilized Road, Okinawa, Japan
Japan Self-Defense Force Fuji School, Japan
International Stabilized Roads, Pads, and/or Lots:
PX-300 Trail Application Process
California State Park Campground Trail, CA
Lake Gregory Trails, San Bernardino National Forest, CA
Upper Table Rock Trail Head Pathway, Medford, OR
Bonner Canyon Trail, Irvine, CA
El Moro State Campground, Newport Beach, CA
Los Angeles Unified School District Walking Trails, Los Angeles, CA
San Clemente Rails Pedestrian Trail—Phases 1 & 2, CA
Mitchell Caverns Handicap Accessible Trail, Mojave Desert, CA
Garnet Ghost Town Forest Trail, Missoula, MT
Mt. Laguna Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, CA
Bell Canyon Horse Trail, Trabuco Canyon, CA
PX-300 Erosion Control & Hydro-Seeding Application Processes
Dust and Erosion Control Experience
Freeway Medians for Dust Control (throughout California)—CalTrans
Slope Erosion Control and Dust Control—County of San Bernardino, CA
Slope Erosion Control and Dust Control—County of Riverside Road Department
Hillside Slope Erosion Control—Sempra Energy
Erosion Control Falling Waters Residential Development, Palm Desert, CA
Erosion Control, Ontario Dairy Lands, Ontario, CA
PX-300 Stabilization Process for Athletic Fields
Beverly Hills Union High School—Football Field, CA
City of Bonita—5 Baseball Fields, CA
Banning High School—Football Field, Los Angeles, CA
City of Moreno Valley—5 Soccer Fields, CA
Concordia University—Football Fields, CA
West Los Angeles College—Football and Baseball Fields, CA
Campbell Hall College—Soccer & Football Field, CA
Los Angeles Harbor College—Football Field, CA
Pacific Palisades High School—Football Field, CA
Frequently Asked Questions About PX-300
What is the composition of PX-300?
PX-300 is a special blend of enzymatic co-polymer emulsions developed by our colleague, the G.M. Boston Company. Development began in 1998 with several improvements made to the formula to increase its ability to bind soil particles—making the soil very dense and resistant to water penetration. PX-300 is diluted with water depending on the soil stabilization project.
What types of soil will PX-300 stabilize?
PX-300 can be used with a wide variety of soil types—from sandy to hard clay—by varying the dilution rate of PX-300 to water in the application process. A more concentrated product/water mixture is used to stabilize sandy soil; while a less concentrated product/water mixture is used to stabilize dense clay soil. Here are some examples of soil types that PX-300 can effectively stabilize:
Does rain, snow, or hail cause deterioration to roads, trails, or pads constructed with PX-300 stabilizer?
Roads constructed with PX-300 are highly impermeable and highly compacted. We have achieved permeability levels of 2 x 10-9 cm/sec under ASTM 5084 and compaction results as high as 95%. Because potholes result from water penetration, the water-resistant quality and density of PX-300-bound surfaces eliminate the need for constant road maintenance after seasons of rain and storms.
Can PX-300 stabilized soil withstand freeze/thaw cycles?
Yes! PX-300 applications are not affected by freezes closely followed by thaws. The impermeability of PX-300 treated roads means that no cracks due to standing water during thaw periods will undermine the integrity of the surface.
For example, a PX-300 road base finished with a chip-seal surface in the County of San Bernardino, CA, has withstood 7 years of freeze/thaw weather without any maintenance needed.
Does heavy traffic affect PX-300 stabilized roads?
Roadbeds and unpaved roads constructed with PX-300 are highly durable. In laboratory testing, PX-300/water/soil combinations have produced unconfined compressive-strength levels of 1233 PSI (ASTMD 2166). Such strength will endure heavy traffic easily. (See ASTMD 2166 Lab Results)
How does PX-300 save construction and maintenance costs?
There is no need to import base material, if PX-300 is used in road or pad or field construction. PX-300 is mixed with onsite soil to produce a solid base. Adding PX-300 to base material reduces costs in two ways due to its extremely low permeability.
The low permeability of the PX-300 base reduces the occurrence of potholes, thereby saving on maintenance costs. (See PX-300 Permeability Lab Test Results)
If an additional asphalt wear surface on a road is desired, the asphalt surface can be much thinner than traditionally required—reducing the amount of asphalt equates to big savings. In some situations, a chip-seal surface is all that is required—resulting in additional savings.
In other situations, no additional surface is desired and is not needed. For example, PX-300 was used to construct a one-half mile road for the County of Riverside, CA, over five years ago, without any additional surfacing.The road carries 500+ cars/day and has held up entirely satisfactorily during this time period without additional maintenance.
Will PX-300 harm the environment?
No. PX-300 is an environmentally safe, non-toxic chemical. It will not harm plant, aquatic, or animal life. Recent leachability tests found that no harmful substances leached into surrounding soil from applications of PX-300. (See PX-300 Leachability (TCLP) Laboratory Tests)
Will PX-300 harm plants, animals or aquatic life?
No. PX-300 is entirely non-polluting and safe. It is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, non-flammable, non-combustible. It can be safely and effectively used for hydro-seeding. (See Safety Data Sheet)
How does PX-300 control dust and erosion?
When a very dilute solution of PX-300 is sprayed over dusty soils, the product binds the soil to a depth sufficient to trap surface particles that would otherwise be blown by the wind or washed away by rain.
If left undisturbed, the crusty cover will last through several seasons. However, the surface can easily be broken up for use in agriculture or construction operations. PX-300 dust applications help contractors and government agencies avoid penalties for air quality violations that can occur during construction projects.
PX-300 is not only compatible with hydro-seeding, but PX-300 treated soil enhances plant grow by allowing germination to take place uninhibited by wind or water erosion.
Will PX-300 change the appearance of the natural soil material?
PX-300 is white in color, but it turns transparent as it dries—making it effective for nature trails and rural roads—creating a natural appearance that is superior to geomembranes and geosynthetic fabrics.
What is the cost of a PX-300 application?
For pricing information based on your requirements, please contact us by phone or e-mail.