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 water, ruts and potholes.

While you cannot totally prevent this from occurring there are several actions you can take to minimize the damage:

  1. Push the snow as far away from the road as possible so water flows away from the road.
  2. Do not plow spring snowfall, just let the sun melt the snow.
  3. Do not drive continuously through a rut. Instead, attempt to drive on either side of the soft spot.
Example of a well plowed road
Warning signs that this section has poor drainage which contributes to pothole and rut formation
Example of a rut pothole forming

When you’re ready for a free estimate on your project, call the team at Fix My Gravel Road: (906) 341-4480