What is the cost for a new or gravel road repair?

December 16, 2020By Paula MurphyHow To's

How much does a gravel road cost? You can expect to pay to build a new road on vacant land between $4 to $8 per sqft. This cost estimator includes typical costs such as grading, tree stump removal, stabilization fabric or base and finish rock layer. You can expect to pay to repair a driveway … Read More

Tips to consider in building a new gravel driveway

December 16, 2020By Paula MurphyHow To's

Building a new driveway or road on vacant land is an exciting first step in creating access to build a cabin or residence. The following are some tips to consider in building a new driveway or road. Check out our new road and repair cost estimator First and foremost, consider the proper configuration for handling moisture … Read More

How to Prevent Gravel Loss From Snowplowing

December 16, 2020By Paula MurphyHow To's

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 … Read More

Has the Spring Thaw Damaged your Road?

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

How to Repair a Gravel Road in 4 Steps

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. The Fix My Gravel Road team has developed a time-proven technique of four key steps to get your road or driveway back in shape. Winter weather, snowplowing, spring … Read More

How to Snowplow a Gravel Road?

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? Improper snowplowing will cause gouging or a washboarding in the road. It will also damage the “Crown” by flattening the road and pushing gravel to the side of the … 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