If you have ever had to build or maintain a rural access road, then you know that there are many potential problems and hazards that come along with them. Flooding, being overly bump, and not having clearly marked signs are all problems that many access roads have at one time or another. However, the biggest issue facing many access roads across the country is the danger of excessive erosion.
There are many different solutions to excessive erosion currently being used. Different contractors and access road developers have tried raising the road, installing multiple cross pipes and turnouts and even using conveyer belts to lessen the damage. While these solutions vary greatly in both cost and effectiveness, there is one solution that is clearly head and shoulders above the rest: cable concrete mats.
Cable concrete mats are, essentially, collections of thick concrete blocks connected by cables. These cable concrete mats are able to control erosion by forming to the terrain of the ground, so that the surface stays even and drivable, even when severe erosion occurs. Here are just a few more reasons why cable concrete mats are the best erosion control option for access roads out there today.
- Cost effective: When it feels like you’ve tried everything to minimize erosion damage on your access road, you might be reluctant to shell out even more money for yet another promised solution. But cable concrete mats have been proven time and again to work well and last a long time, giving you the most bang for your buck. You’ll rarely need to fix or replace your cable concrete mats, meaning that once you invest in them, you’ll be able to reap the benefits for years to come.
- Drivable: Unlike other reasons one might need to invest in erosion control, the whole reason access roads exist is to be driven on. Having subpar or unreliable erosion control means that guests, customers, emergency services and anybody else that tries to drive on your access road could potentially not be able to make it over. Fortunately, cable concrete mats are actually known for their drivability. The way our cables are linked allows them to distribute weight evenly, so that any car or truck could easily make it over their smooth, steady surface.
- Installation: Unlike some other erosion control systems, cable concrete mats do not require onsite assembly. This saves our customers a substantial amount of time and money, and allows us to deliver our erosion control systems all over the country. Installing our cable concrete mats is easy both above and below water level, as well as on access roads.
- Strength and stability: Finally, cable concrete mat erosion control systems are known for being incredible strong, durable and stable. This means that no matter how large or heavy a vehicle may be, the driver will experience a smooth, easy ride on your access road. Our concrete cable mats’ strength also allows them to be the most effective erosion control system on the market.
Contact International Erosion Control Systems Inc today to learn more about how cable concrete mats can help you preserve your access road.