How Road Stabilisation Methods Keep You From Experiencing Accidents

Whether you're in charge of a road that the public uses frequently or you have roads on your private property, engaging in road stabilisation allows you to make it safe to drive on. The techniques you may want to employ will vary according to your needs, but it's handy to understand whats available ahead of the planning process.

Binding agents make the road level, reducing the risk of punctures

During the road stabilisation process, a driver will calibrate their machinery to match the dimensions and requirements of your road, then spread binding agents across it. These binding agents work to join the materials on your road surface together, making it safe for vehicles to drive across them. When they use the correct amount of binding agent, they create a road surface that's even, which in turn reduces the risk of punctures and skidding.

Fibres add strength to the road, reducing the risk of chips

Binding agents alone don't make the road safe, which is why the right contractor will also use strengthening fibres. Fibre-reinforced concrete uses materials that create an extra-durable matrix, which means the road surface lasts longer. This is especially important for roads that accommodate heavy vehicles, as excessive use of the road surface will otherwise lead to cracks. When roads encounter cracks they become a higher crash risk or they can cause more damage to vehicles, which means opting for fibres makes it safer to drive on in the long term and reduces the number of repairs you pay for later on. 

Grading reduces the risk of unsafe water levels

No two areas are the same, which means the professionals who are stabilising your road will take some time to determine how much it needs grading. Road grading prevents water from gathering on the road's surface, encouraging water to divert away from it. Diverting water away from the road reduces the risk of flooding, promotes longevity, and decreases the number of potholes you encounter. As potholes can cause crashes and structural damage to vehicles when the driver is unable to divert around them, it's important to use grading as part of your road stabilisation plan to prevent them.

Your road stabilisation contractors can also add finishes to the surface that make it smoother, and they can use vibration plates that create a texture that's appropriate for its use. When the job is complete, you can look forward to a smoother driving experience and a safer road.