Road solutions like dirt road building, stabilization, and maintenance can be complicated. Desert Mountain makes it easier. Whether you are a property owner, municipality, or business looking to improve the conditions of dirt roads, Desert Mountain provides insights into innovative technologies and best practices for a durable and dust-free road network.
Road Solutions from Desert Mountain Corporation
Dirt roads are present in some metro and many rural areas, serving as crucial transportation routes for visitors, residents, school buses, farmers, and industries. However, they are susceptible to wear and tear, especially in adverse weather conditions.
Road solutions from Desert Mountain include effective dirt road stabilization and dust control. The level of work that will be done on a dirt road depends upon the volume and type of traffic on the road, type and quantity of road base, weather conditions, and the budget.
Dirt Road Challenges
Erosion and Instability
Dirt roads are susceptible to erosion and instability, leading to uneven surfaces and potential safety hazards. Understanding the root causes is crucial for implementing effective road solutions.
Dust is a common issue on dirt roads, causing respiratory problems and reducing visibility. Dirt road dust control is essential for both public health and environmental reasons.
The ideal gravel size for building, stabilizing, and maintaining dirt roads is around ¼”-1”. Better results can be achieved by selecting gravel that is not too large and flat, or too large and round. Selecting aggregate that is in the 1/4" - 1" size and irregularly shaped will achieve better results and have less issues in the future. Having aggregate in these sizes and shapes will help make a better and longer lasting surface.
Ask Us About Road Solutions
Contact Desert Mountain Corporation for Road Solutions like ice melting, dust control, and soil stabilization. We work with government and private entities, the military, mining, oil and gas, hospitals, schools, and many more to ensure that roads are safe in winter and summer.
Elements of a Successful Gravel Road
There are three key elements to a successful gravel road according to the Federal Highway Administration include:
- A crowned driving surface
- A shoulder area that slopes directly away from the edge of the driving surface
- A ditch
When we are out treating gravel roads, we notice that the space for the shoulder area and the ditch are often minimal and less than recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in their publication "Gravel Roads Construction and Maintenance Guide". According to the guide, "This is particularly true in regions with very narrow or confined rights-of-way. Regardless of the location, the basic shape of the cross section must be correct or a gravel road will not perform well, even under very low traffic."
Utilizing our environmentally-friendly methods of stabilizing soil like RoadSaver, Road-Loc, or DuraBlend, will help create a solid road base. They can be applied topically or mixed in during the blading process.
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