Oct 02, 2009

WisDOT Adds PAM-12 Plus to Approved Soil Stabilizer Product List

ENCAP president: "The approval process for WisDOT is one of the most comprehensive in the country."

ENCAP president: "The approval process for WisDOT is one of the most comprehensive in the country."In order to obtain this approval, ENCAP’s PAM-12 Plus was required to meet established Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) standards as measured by the ASTM D 6459 industry-accepted erosion control test method.The test, conducted by an independent third-party laboratory, effectively simulates 2-, 4- and 6-in. rainfall events on a sloped bed of bare soil protected only by PAM 12 Plus. The results of the test demonstrated the product's ability to hold 97% of the soil in place during a 2- and 4-in. rainfall and more than 64% in a 6-in. downpour, exceeding the requirements of WisDOT.“Innovation is what ENCAP is all about,” said Chris Calawerts, president of ENCAP. “Traditional methods of preventing soil erosion can be time-consuming and very costly. Our innovative product design gives contractors and end-users a more effective solution at a lower overall price.”The PAM 12 Plus granule is manufactured from recycled paper fiber that is combined with a patented polymer technology and agglomerated to form an engineered soil stabilization solution. The granule is designed to act as both a delivery mechanism and a visual tracer for the active ingredient that helps to manage and stabilize the soil. The versatile granule can be applied dry or hydraulically.“The approval process for WisDOT is one of the most comprehensive in the country," said Calawerts. "We are proud to be selected as one of their main methods to provide soil stabilization.”

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