Reach bottom line with road maintenance savings*With the release of the tough new federal budget, there’s more pressure than ever to cut costs to meet the bottom line.
Maintenance of unsealed roads is no exception.
The cost of raw quarry materials continues to rise, and roads are degrading faster than can be maintained.
So what’s the best way to manage unsealed road maintenance when resources are scarce and money is tight?
When a central Victorian Shire Council stabilised one road with PolyCom Stabilising Aid, they saved maintenance costs of $8900 in nine months.
The Council realised their traditional unsealed road maintenance practice of re-sheeting was unsustainable due to the high cost, use of scarce material and repeated disruption to road users.
In evaluating their options, the Shire found that treating the existing road with this innovative, Australian-made product was the answer.
PolyCom strengthens the pavement to create a tightly-bound surface, increasing water resistance and decreasing surface deterioration.
The workability and performance of sub-standard materials can be vastly improved, reducing the need to source and import expensive new quarry materials.
In this Shire’s case, PolyCom was simply applied by Council’s works crew and blended with the in-situ road material using their own equipment – a grader, roller and water cart.
Prior to treating with PolyCom, this road was graded six times per year at a cost of $10,700 per annum.
In the nine months since PolyCom was applied, the same road required grading just once at a cost of $1800. And that’s just one road.
The Shire will now expand the program across the road network, achieving significant savings for Council and the community.
The Council has achieved a true triple bottom line win by applying PolyCom to their roads: reduced cost, reduced use of raw materials and enhanced social amenity.
PolyCom produces stronger, longer lasting roads, resistant to water damage and traffic wear. PolyCom is environmentally, financially and socially sustainable.
As councils continue to replace traditional practices with innovative new approaches, a shire near you is achieving sustainable gains with PolyCom Stabilising Aid.
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