Road maintenance is streets ahead using Australian made products*
Road maintenance and construction funding needs to be spent more wisely than ever before.
The time is right to seek out ways of lowering costs, making your dollar go further and delivering better results for your community, by making alternative road maintenance methods a part of your toolbox.
The picture on the left is of shoulder works that for years has been maintained by placing new material on top and compacting. This is obviously not doing the job as required, considering it was graded two weeks ago.
The dog is chasing its tail in this scenario and that is taking him nowhere. This method of road maintenance constantly requires more money for a poor outcome. It makes no sense to continue on this treadmill with no end in sight?
There is certainly a much better solution!
The road shoulder above right, was marked and treated with PolyCom Stabilising Aid in January of 2020, no material was imported, shoulders were ripped with a grader to 2m width at 150mm depth. Moisture was added, then 12kg (or 6 x 2kg packs) of PolyCom was spread onto the area and ripped via our customised 12volt spreader on a work ute.
The next move was to rip and blade mix to ensure a consistent mix, lay out to line and level and compact. No extra time was taken and water was saved.
No truck movements were required for importing materials and there was no cost associated with bringing in extra material.
The picture of the treated area is five months old without any work or maintenance and standing up to 3000 vehicles per day on a 4m wide seal.
The above information can be applied to unsealed road maintenance, patching works, carparks, sub grade or any pavement area that needs attention or is high maintenance.
Special thanks to Tony for being open minded and able to accept change, Ross for strong character and common sense, Mick for moisture control and Bill who just gets it.
All it takes is an open-minded attitude and a little courage and common sense.
For more information phone: 1800 790 907 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: roadmaker.com.au
*Copy supplied by Earthco