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Trackout Control: Why Job Sites Need It

November 2, 2020
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If you’ve never heard of or experienced construction trackout before, you may be wondering what exactly trackout is and why construction sites need to worry about it. In today’s blog at RubberForm, we go over what trackout is and why it’s important for construction sites to properly control it. Keep reading to learn more or contact us today for your affordable and effective trackout control solutions.


What’s Trackout?

Simply put, trackout is mud, dirt, debris, and other materials that you may find on a construction site. These materials (trackout) get lodged in the tires of construction vehicles and can sometimes stick loosely to the sides of these vehicles. The problem is that without any intervention measures, this trackout can make its way off construction sites onto public roadways, into the air, and into local water systems.


It’s the Law in Most Cases

Perhaps the most important reason job sites need trackout control is because, in almost every state, there are regulations and laws specifically mandating that job sites must control their trackout. While the specifics of the laws and regulations may vary from state to state, the general idea is that the job site is responsible for preventing trackout from making its way onto public roadways, water systems, and the air we breathe.


It’s the Right Thing to Do

Another compelling reason for the use of trackout control methods like RubberForm Trackout Control Mats is the moral fact of the matter. If job sites don’t control their trackout, dirt, rocks, chemicals, nails, and other materials found on the construction site make their way onto roadways. Innocent people using these roadways can run this trackout over and unintentionally fling this debris into other cars or pedestrians. Even if the laws in your area didn’t require you to provide trackout control solutions for your job site, it is still the right thing to do.


It Reduces Your Environmental Impact

Even if no projectiles are created from your job sites trackout, the dirt alone is introduced to the air creating what is referred to as Particulate Matter (PM). Particulate matter is a type of air pollution that is monitored and regulated by local governments. But air pollution isn’t the only type of pollution that can be created through trackout on public roadways. If the trackout isn’t controlled properly, it can also make its way into local water systems. Trackout gets swept away with the rest of the draining water when it rains, ultimately working its way into the local water supply. Proper trackout control methods like RubberForm Trackout Control Mats help to minimize your environmental impact and operate in a more environmentally responsible manner.


Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm

We hope that today’s blog has helped to show you the importance that trackout control solutions play in modern job sites. If you are interested in an effective, long-lasting trackout solution, reach out to us at RubberForm today.