Trackout & Carryout Problem

  • Trackout DirtDirt, mud, stone or other debris tracked or carried out onto a paved public road by a vehicle leaving a construction site.
  • Dirt, stone and mud adhering to tires, the exterior or undercarriage of a vehicle leaving a construction site that falls onto a paved public roadway.
  • Traces of dirt, stone or other bulk material that spill onto a paved public road from an improperly loaded haul vehicle leaving a construction site.
  • Dirt, stone and mud leaving an unpaved access road going onto a paved public roadway.

Particulate matter (PM), a regulated air pollutant, is created when the material deposited on the pavement is lifted back into the atmosphere – or “re-entrained”-by the tires of vehicles passing over the matter. A large portion of PM in the metropolitan area is caused by vehicle re-entrainment. Trackout, carryout remaining on roads can also lead to water pollution in the form of suspended sediment when carried to water bodies by storm water runoff.

According to many county and municipal governmental agencies, the control of Trackout/Carryout is required for excavation sites having a disturbed surface area from which material is hauled on or off-site, contact your local governmental agency for the exact requirement. Trackout could also be a violation of your areas Hauling and Storm Water ordinances.

Trackout & Carryout Control Solution

Installing RubberForm’s Trackout Control Mat will prevent trackout and carryout of Particulate matter (PM)- Dirt, mud, stone or other debris onto paved public roadways. The simplest control technique is the installation of a Trackout Control Mat from RubberForm. This is a modular, customizable rumble mat that consists of a ground-level hard but flexible rubber/plastic mat that when driven over creates a rumble vibration designed to remove PM from vehicles tires. Easy to deploy, clean and can be stored and reused for years.

Stabilized Construction Access

Gravel Pit Construction EntranceGravel Trackout Pad
Most commonly used stabilized exits on excavation and construction sites which is less effective than the RubberForm’s Trackout Control Mat, and is hard to keep clean and maintained. A typical layout is 20 feet wide by a minimum of 50 feet long, most are 100 feet long x 30 feet width. Number 2 coarse aggregate at least 6 inches deep. Expensive over time and hard to maintain, the RubberForm Trackout Control Mat is the best and most cost-effective, long-term choice.

Wheel Wash PitWash Pit
Very effective used in conjunction with the RubberForm Trackout Control Mat to remove dirt, stone and debris from tires and undercarriages of vehicles.  Install RubberForm’s Trackout mats before or after the wash pit. It’s best when these mats are used for extended projects or projects with high level of debris.

Temporary Paved Construction AccessEffective method of sediment control, but expensive. The paved surface must extend at least 100 feet from the point of intersection with the public road and be at least 20 feet wide.

Solutions to minimize trackout onto the public roadways are not 100%.  For debris leaving the job site, remove sediment and rock from pavement as soon as possible but no later than by the end of the work day on the same it has been deposited on the paved road.