Stabilizing your gravel

Do you use gravel as a way to pave roadways or parking lots? If you do, you know how much easier and cheaper it is to pave with. And you will more than likely know, how easy it is to be thrown around. Though it may be believed that it is cheaper to replace than to properly pave these surfaces, you would be wrong. Places with heavy traffic will find themselves replacing the gravel so often that it can exceed the price of proper pavement in a few years. There is also the concern of getting stuck in these areas when wet. Even with gravel, if the surface isn’t coated well enough, you can get stuck in loose soil regardless.

So, now begs the question, “do I give in and pay for asphalt or concreate?”. The answer is “no” you do not have to give in and pay to have your surface paved by one of these two traditional methods. In fact, there is a third option that can help be a Gravel Stabilizer. TRUEGRID is a company that specializes in alternative paving methods. Instead of pouring on an external surface. TRUEGRID system utilizes and reinforces the nature ground itself. But, how does it do all this?

Starting off with a plastic sheet that is made up of what looks like little planter pots. The sheets are laid down covering over whatever area you need and filled with the filler material, for this instance,  gravel. This is the basic installation process, though if I break it down you can understand why this would have such strong and lasting results. First of all, the plastic sheets themselves are incredibly strong. Able to hold weights above 6000lbs for every square inch and that’s before you place gravel in it, which will reinforce the pavement considerably. Each individual cup builds strength off each other, from holding and retaining its own amount of gravel. Besides building upon each other, the cups keep the gravel from being thrown around when being used. This feature will prevent the need to replace lost gravel from years of use. This method of paving, even allows water to pass through, preventing pooling and pot holes from forming.

Lest talk about the price. Though it will cost more than just pouring gravel on the ground. Its overall cost is about one-half to one-third the price of concreate or asphalt. There is no maintenance what so ever with the pavement itself. Other pavements don’t allow water or heat to pass at all, causing wear and tear on those surfaces. As mentioned above, this system doesn’t have this problem. Because of this, its expectant life span can reach about three times the amount of these pavements. Which average about fifteen to twenty years themselves. So, if your concern is cost. You will be assured that this gravel stabilizer is a cheap solution to constantly pouring more and more gravel on the ground. This system can and will help stabilize Gravel or any other type of natural ground that you may have.

Author: Austin Kalebs
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