Semi-permanent

GRAVEL RUNWAY

Extend your gravel runway surface life between 7 to 20 years.

The first and only semi-permanent gravel runway from the leading innovators in soil stabilization and dust control.

MIDWEST’S SEMI-PERMANENT TECHNOLOGY

Now, a gravel runway can perform like a paved surface.

Dust is a major health issue, also harming the environment and tourism. Treating a symptom like dust with ordinary methods, such as water and short-lived surface treatments, is only a temporary BAND-AID. Instead, Midwest deals with the root cause of surface instability. The result: The most advanced semi-permanent gravel runway technology in the world.

 

WORK WITH THE NO. 1 COMPANY IN SEMI-PERMANENT GRAVEL RUNWAYS

Midwest invented built-in preservation technology. We’ve been leading all others for 20 years and are the first Boeing-approved products ever made for this purpose.

Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway

Overview Page Layers

Topical Application

(Right of Top Layer) EK35 Topical Application

The EK35 topical application is applied directly to the =runway surface to create an erosion resistant surface which minimizes dust emissions and potential Foreign Object Debris (FOD). Click here to learn more about the EK35 Topical Application .

(Right of Middle layer) Well Compacted Aggregate Layer

The well compacted aggregate layer should consist of proper gradation aggregate and be compacted to a minimum of 95% of its maximum dry density prior to applying the EK35 topical application. Click here to learn more about the Well Compacted Aggregate Layer

(Right of bottom layer) In-Situ Subgrade

The subgrade is the compacted native soil in which the base course is laid upon and acts as the foundation for the runway.

Blended Installation

(Right of Top Layer)EK35 Top Coat

The EK35 top coat is applied topically to the finished runway surface to create an erosion resistant surface which minimizes dust emissions and potential Foreign Object Debris (FOD). Click here to learn more about the EK35 Top Coat
(Right of 2nd Layer) 4-6″ EK35 Stabilized Well Compacted Aggregate Surface Course.

EK35 is blended into the upper 4-6” of the surface course to increase longevity, strength, stiffness, and uniformity of runway surface. Click here to learn more about the EK35 Stabilized Surface Course.

(Right of 3rd Layer) Well Compacted Aggregate Base Course.

The well-compacted aggregate base course should consist of proper gradation aggregate and be compacted to a minimum of 95% of its maximum dry density prior to installing the overlying EK35 stabilized surface course. Click here to learn more about the Well Compacted Aggregate Base Course.

(Right of bottom Layer) In-Situ Subgrade

The subgrade is the compacted native soil in which the base course is laid upon and acts as the foundation for the runway.

PROACTIVE PERFORMANCE MONITORING - MORE THAN JUST WORDS

Midwest’s experienced Gravel Runway Team conducts pre-application, post-application and on-going monitoring and testing to confirm that your Semi-Permanent Runway System is performing to its highest potential.

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Performance Monitoring Includes:

  • Visual Runway Assessments
  • Visual Emission Observations
  • Surface Stiffness Testing
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Testing
  • Product Migration Testing
  • Photo and Video Documentation
  • Silt Load Testing

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THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED GRAVEL RUNWAY
TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS PROVEN BENEFITS

REDUCES SURFACE EROSION BY OVER 98%

EK35 test's under simulated fight conditions achieved an average reduction in surface erosion of over 98% when tested by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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REDUCES DUST EMISSIONS BY OVER 96%

EK35 test's under simulated flight conditions achieved an average reduction in dust emissions of over 96% when tested by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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DOES NOT MIGRATE OUT OF SURFACE

Midwest’s Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System has been proven through over 15 years of field testing to increase runway surface stiffness and uniformity.
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IMPROVES SAFETY OF PILOTS AND AIRCRAFT

The Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System has been repeatably proven by third party laboratories and field testing to reduce dust emissions, surface erosion/deterioration and FOD while increasing braking of aircarfts, creating a safer runway for pilots and aircrafts.
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REDUCES MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

The Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway System maintains the as-constructed state of the runway which significantly reduces minor and major maintenance activities for up to 20 years thus reducing the runway life-cycle cost.
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CERTIFIED BY BOEING

EnviroKleen and EK35 are certified by Boeing laboratories to be in compliance with Boeing test method D6-17487.
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ELIMINATES FOD

Midwest's performance monitoring program evaluates and quantifies the performance of the installed runway over time to ensure that it is achieving optimum performance.
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TRAINED APPLICATION SPECIALIST

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Read more about the advantages of a semi-permanent by downloading the full collection of research documents.

YOUR GRAVEL RUNWAY CAN PERFORM LIKE A PAVED SURFACE

Midwest’s Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway technology outperforms all other ordinary alternatives: 7-20 year extended surface life I 50% lifecycle cost reduction I Up to 95% dust elimination

 
 

100+ GRAVEL RUNWAY OPERATORS ARE ALREADY SAVING MONEY

See Community Village and Private Airport semi-Permanent Runway Success Examples

 

Today, you have a choice:

  • Midwest’s technological innovation gives runway operators a new alternative
  • Stop repeatedly applying temporary dust control
  • Don’t watch limited funds or resources be wasted
  • Get built-in infrastructure preservation with a Midwest Semi-Permanent Gravel Runway
  • Choose the application program with provided support that assures superior results

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