Choosing New Paving

Signs That Your Rural Roads Need Stabilization

If you have a large property with rural roads running around it or through it, you may want to think about having those roads stabilised. This can mean adding lime, clay, or certain products that are manufactured to create a more compact and level surface for the roads. Note a few signs that it's time to call a contractor for getting your rural roads stabilised and why this is so important for you and your property.

Dusty roads

You may not think that dusty roads are an issue, but dust can settle anywhere on your property, including in your home. Dust can be irritating to your eyes and sinuses, and also mean more housework and cleanup! Dust can also settle on crops and dry them out, damaging their healthy growth.

Dusty roads also usually mean that your property has an issue with soil erosion, so that it's not holding moisture underground as it should. If you're trying to grow crops or even a nice garden, this can mean less moisture for their roots. Soil stabilisation for the roads will eliminate that dust and help hold moisture in the soil so that all your vegetation grows as it should.

Muddy roads

As with dusty roads, you may not think muddy roads are a problem, but you may risk getting stuck in a muddy road, especially for vehicles that don't have tyres with good tread or a heavier vehicle that tends to sink into the mud. While you may not think much of these risks, keep in mind the difficulty an emergency responder would have if they needed to access your property and got stuck in the mud, and consider stabilising the road with something that makes the surface drier and more compact.

Cracked concrete or flying gravel

If the surface under concrete is not strong and stable, this material is more likely to shift and then buckle and crack. Rather than consistently having to repair those cracks or repave your road, consider having it stabilised so it provides a better, stronger surface for the concrete.

The same is true if you notice lots of loose gravel on your rural roads. If gravel doesn't have a firm base to settle into, it will stay loose and be more likely to become airborne when you drive over it. As with concrete, you can have the road stabilised and this will keep gravel compact and in place, reducing the risk of anything being hit by flying gravel from the road.

About Me

Choosing New Paving

Hello, my name is Jackie and this is my paving blog. I recently decided to do something about the old tatty paving stones outside my house. For the last couple of years, the uneven and cracked paving has driven me around the bend. Every time I step outside of my front door or get out of my car I would almost fall over. I called in my son and his friend, who happens to be a paving contractor. He explained the different options I had and I decided to lay fresh concrete tiles on my yard. I hope you enjoy my blog.



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