Improper snow plowing will damage your gravel road resulting in gouges or wash boarding. Both will cause gravel loss by pushing gravel to the sides of the road.
There are two steps you or your snowplowing contractor can perform;
- Do not plow until you are sure the ground is frozen or
- Raise the snow plow blade to prevent direct contact with the gravel for the first couple of snow falls until there is a hard base.
Boss Snow Plow now sells an accessory called a “truf bar” that is awesome for gravel roads. This accessory eliminates the the need for lifting the plow or waiting for the ground to freeze. We have purchased this accessory for our plow and it works awesome. Some thing to ask your plowing contractor about.