Baseball season is upon us! Are your local fields prepared to endure long innings and team championships? Dusty baseball fields can hinder players’ performance as they deal with dust in their eyes, nose, and mouth. Read more to learn about how to treat your local baseball fields with dust control to ensure that players stay safe and bring home the trophy!
Why Dust Control is Important
While also annoying, excessive dust in the air can pose even bigger threats to the health and safety of both people and vehicles. Dust can enter the lungs and lead to excessive coughing and difficulty breathing. Dust can also enter the machinery of vehicles and lead to dangerous malfunctions. No one likes being covered in dust, so it is important to take preventative action and treat any unpaved road surfaces, including baseball fields with dust control.
Magnesium and Calcium Chloride
There are natural ways to control excessive dust, including watering the affected area frequently, reducing traffic and speed, and paving dirt roads. While these solutions do not require chemical products, they require lots of manpower and equipment, and may not be cost effective. The best way to control dust is by utilizing the power of Magnesium and Calcium Chloride dust control products. These hygroscopic salts absorb moisture from the air to keep the ground surface damp. This process effectively traps dust particles and prevents them from flying into the air. One application of Magnesium or Calcium Chloride can keep a ground service damp- and free of dust – for weeks. When deciding on whether to utilize Magnesium Chloride or Calcium Chloride, it is important to consult a professional dust control service such as Rasevic Companies, as there is only a slight difference in the chemical makeup of these products, however the environmental conditions your baseball field is in will determine which product is best. Rasevic Companies understands the climate of the Mid-Atlantic region and will be able to recommend the most cost effective and efficient solution.
How to Apply Dust Control Products
Dust control products such as Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Chloride are applied by spreading them across the affected surface. While this could be done by hand, the process is much faster and works better if applied with a spreader truck. A spreader allows application to be consistent across the entire ground service, meaning you won’t have annoying missed patches producing dust like you might with a manual application. If you are looking to prepare a surface to be treated with dust control solutions, it is important to make sure there are no large puddles of water on your baseball field or unpaved parking lot. These puddles weaken the effectiveness of Magnesium Chloride or Calcium Chloride application, meaning more frequent applications may be required to get the same results. Any potholes should also be filled in prior to treatment to ensure optimal effectiveness. Consulting with a professional dust control service will help you be prepared to get the fastest and most efficient treatment to meet your job needs.
Hire a Dust Control Professional: Rasevic Companies
It is important to trust a professional dust control service such as Rasevic Companies with treating your affected area in order to ensure the treatment is safe and efficient at eliminating dust. These chemical products can lead to irritation, so manual untrained application is not recommended, especially for large areas such as baseball fields or parking lots. Protect the safety of your players this baseball season and fill out the form below to get a quote from Rasevic Companies to find the best solution to your excessive dust production.