What Surprises are you in for this Spring?

March 19, 2019By gravelroadHow To's

The spring melt is underway and once again water and mother nature are conspiring against you. As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise your road will go through many melt / freeze cycles that will begin to cause damage. More than likely when all the snow melts you will have standing … Read More

The Secret Sauce – Gravel Road Repair

March 6, 2018By gravelroadHow To's

Our 4-step process to gravel road repair has proven to be MUCH more effective than just topping off the road with new gravel or grading with a blade. Winter weather, snowplowing, spring thaws and summer rain all combine with automobile traffic and take a toll on gravel roads. The common theme is that water coming … Read More

Are You Ready for Snow?

October 8, 2017By gravelroadHow To's, News

Do you know what steps you need to take to enjoy your road or driveway in the winter, while keeping it in good shape for spring? It’s October already and we are still enjoying a delightful fall.  I picked up a copy of the Farmer’s Almanac the other day which indicated the UP of Michigan … Read More

Demystifying Purchasing Class 5 Gravel by the Ton vs. Yard

December 28, 2016By gravelroadHow To's

As with many other purchases, you shouldn’t decide on your gravel purchase based on price alone. Ever shop gravel costs with different trucking companies and selected the lowest cost thinking you were saving money? There are at least three variables that dictate cost: The binder used (a Sand binder is cheaper than Stone Dust) The … Read More

What is Class 5 Gravel? Pros & Cons

December 24, 2016By gravelroadHow To's, News

The formal definition of Class 5 Gravel is limestone rock crushed and screened to a maximum size of 1 inch. In the UP of Michigan there are variations of class 5:  the two most common are “23A” and “Western Limestone.”  What distinguishes the two types is the “binder” that is used that allows the gravel to … Read More

When Would I Need to Add Gravel?

December 22, 2016By gravelroadHow To's, News

Have you ever wondered whether it’s worth your time and money to add gravel to your road or driveway? Here are a few times when adding gravel is definitely worth it. 1) Water is pooling in the middle of the road causing mini lakes If this is happening, the middle of the road may be … Read More

Ever Wonder Where Potholes Come From?

December 16, 2016By gravelroadHow To's

Ever drive across a gravel or dirt road with potholes so bad your head hits the roof? How many times have you filled in a pothole only to have it reappear days later? These are symptoms of poor water drainage caused by a rain or snowmelt. See before (left) and after (right) photos above. What’s … Read More

What Should You Expect From Fix My Gravel Road?

December 18, 2014By gravelroadNews

What should you expect from Fix My Gravel Road? Our goal is to provide a smooth road surface that after a heavy rain the only place water collects is at the edges of the road. Our methodology to achieve this goal is to recover gravel or dirt from the edges of the road and redistribute where … Read More