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Create durable surfaces, virtually impervious to water and frost heave, at a fraction of the cost of regular construction!

Use for dirt or gravel roads, runways, trails, storage yards, pond sealing, livestock yards – anywhere you want a hard, water resistant surface!

Eco Friendly and Non Toxic! Usable in all climates, from deserts to jungles to freezing conditions!No special equipment needed to use the product! Use with established construction techniques!

Developed and proven through over 40 years of field use and testing, PERMA-ZYME provides advantages to road builders,
communities and the ecology by being extremely cost effective to use for construction while still being non-toxic,
non-corrosive and environmentally safe.

When mixed with water and applied to the soil prior to compaction, PERMA-ZYME acts on the organic fines (clays)
in the soil through a catalytic bonding process and produces a strong “cementation” action, which creates a
surface that resists water penetration, weathering and wear.

 

What is it?

PERMA-ZYME is an enzyme formulation which is diluted in water (ratio of 1 part PERMA-ZYME to 500 gallons of water) and applied
to soil. As the PERMA-ZYME enzyme penetrates the soil, it stabilizes the clay particles into a very hard slate/shale type material with
a long lasting bond.

What is it made from?

PERMA-ZYME is a brown liquid enzyme concentrate, made by International Enzymes in Las Vegas NV from feed grains and
molasses which have been fermented for five to nine days in a process similar to making beer. The end product is approximately
80 percent enzymes and 20 percent sugar, and is then blended with a surfactant to facilitate carrying the enzyme into the soil and
other proprietary ingredients. It is completely organic, non toxic and biodegradable.

 

How does it work?

The ingredients in PERMA-ZYME reduce the surface tension of the water applied to the soil during construction,
promoting fast and thorough dispersal of the enzyme / moisture mix into the soil. The “cementation” action of PERMA-ZYME
increases the soil bearing characteristics (hardness) as a result of the closer binding of soil particles into a shale type structure that
the enzyme produces.PERMA-ZYME works best with soils that have 20% fines (clay) but has produced excellent results with a
minimum of 8% fines. (Note: the temperature should be above 50F on the day(s) that the PERMA-ZYME is applied and for
3 days thereafter. Also, the product should NOT be applied unless there is NO rain forecast for 3 days after application).
Once PERMA-ZYME has been applied to the soil, it cures over the next 72 hours, into an extremely hard surface.
(Note: a road which has been treated with PERMA-ZYME can be used by normal traffic immediately once the
compaction and final grading is complete – the curing continues while the road is in use)

 

Where can it be used?

PERMA-ZYME can be used effectively over a wide range of soil aggregate sizes. Some uses include (see our “Applications”
page for a more complete list): Roads • Runways • Storage, Feed & Livestock Yards • Trails • Ponds & Water Reservoirs

How much is needed?

1 gallon of PERMA-ZYME will treat 150 cubic yards of soil (Multiply road width by depth by length and divide by 27 to calculate cubic yards,
e.g. 5280 feet long x 24 feet wide x .5 feet deep /27 feet per yard = 2347 cubic yards per mile) 15 gallons per mile will treat a
road 25 feet wide and 6 inches deep

How does it save money on road / surface costs?

Using PERMA-ZYME reduces costs by up to 70% for road construction:

Water usage is reduced by 25%, since the surfactant ingredient in PERMA-ZYME speeds up water penetration.
Aggregate usage and hauling is reduced, since you can use existing soil instead of hauling in base materials.
Reduces or eliminates need to haul away material.

PERMA-ZYME makes clay a useful element in soil,
where it had once been a problem in road construction.

Drastically reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

 

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