Our 4 Step repair process to gravel road repair has proven to be the most effective process vs. 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 takes a toll on gravel roads. The common theme is
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 is supposed to have another mild winter in 2017/2018. We’ll see how that prediction works out. In case the predictions are incorrect here are several tips
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 distance from the quarry to your delivery location Does the trucking charge by the Ton or
The formal definition for Class 5 is a crushed and graded sand and gravel mix which has max grain size of 1 inch. This product has “binder” in it for shear strength. The following image is an example of gravel with a sand binder The “binder” is the secret ingredient that will make a road last longer.
Adding gravel to a road may be required when water pools in the middle of the road causing mini lakes caused by: The road is lower than the sides of the road preventing the road from draining properly. In this instance the road surface would need to be raised a few inches to establish a
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