What can I use for a country road?

Old 02-04-10, 01:58 PM
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What can I use for a country road?

I've got a problem with a dirt country road that is constantly getting washed out. I've tried putting gravel on it but that gets washed away too. My question is what would be the best thing to put in the really bad spots? There is one spot that's on a hill that gets worn down so much you scrape the bottom of the car trying to get over the hill hump. Culverts have been put in but they don't help.
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Around here we'd fill it in with slate rock and then gravel. Bigger rocks [gravel] would be harder for the rain to wash away. Smaller gravel on top will give you the smooth road you want.
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I agree.
If you are having a problem with your road piling anything on top of it will not help.

You need to partially remove the top surface and layer it up with coarse to finer material.
A base material that has some clay in it will offer stability to finer gravel on top.
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Contouring to drain the water to either or both sides in drainage ditches will help. This kind of road requires frequent maintenance. Grading to bring the gravel back where it needs to be is a constant necessity. If you want a maintenance free road, then pave or place concrete.

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