Posted on: 28 April 2016
If you are getting ready to do a big construction site there are a lot of things that you need to think about. One of those things is what you are going to do about access. You may be working somewhere that doesn't have a good road built out to it yet. That's because heavy equipment can cause a lot of damage to roads. The weight can break down a road, so building a permanent road can become very expensive because they will have to be replaced early. There are other options. One of those is to have a temporary road installed out to your construction site. There are different kinds of temporary roads that you can choose from.
Typically when people think about gravel driving surfaces they think of things like little country roads of driveways. However, a road construction company can come in and make a temporary gravel road. The way that they do this is that they will level out a wide swath of ground. It needs to be leveled out so that the heavy equipment can go over it without damaging the equipment. Once the roadbed is level, they will compact it. There are a couple of reasons to do that. One is that makes it harder for the road to wear down quickly. Another reason is that temporary roads are often built where permanent roads are going to go, so compacting the roadbed will give the road construction company a head start in making the proper road. Then they are going to start pouring gravel. The first layers are also going to be compressed to give the road as stable a base as possible.
The best reason to use gravel is that if the ground around the road gets muddy and mucky, the gravel will help to keep the road from getting mucky and the heavy equipment from getting stuck.
Mats are generally made of a thick rubber. They are also generally several inches thick. They are placed on the prepared roadbed. The roadbed would be prepared in the same way that it would for a gravel road. In fact, there may even be some gravel laid under the mats.
Mats may also be able to be used over permanent roads in order to help protect the road and spread the weight of the equipment out.
If you are going to be doing a large construction job, you will need to make sure that you can get your equipment there. Having a road construction company (such as Lien Transportation Co) come out and give you options on building a temporary road will make it easiest.Share