Let’s talk a little about what can happen when you drive on raw, uncovered ground. When it comes to driving, the more traction your tires have, the better. But sometimes it can be difficult to tell which surfaces will allow you safe passage and which will leave you stranded and in need of a tow. So because you can’t manage all the roads around you, it’s best that the ones you do encounter and can control are in tip-top shape. Luckily for you, you won’t have to fork over the cost of paving because cable concrete installation will fit the bill.
With that in mind, here are five areas to consider creating drivable ground for vehicle traffic with cable concrete mats:
- Levee roads: Levee roads are the perfect application for cable concrete mat installation. Levees can be very susceptible to erosion, which can mean driving heavy vehicles over them can damage an unprotected levee surface over time. With cable concrete mats, this type of stable surface can not only slow erosion caused by rain and other wet elements, but it can also protect the top and sides of the levee from the weight of heavy equipment and machinery, as well as regular vehicle use.
- Unpaved car lots: If you have a large dirt parking lot, daily use and the occasional rain shower can result in the formation of large potholes that can damage vehicles and make for an uncomfortable ride for your patrons. With cable concrete mats, you can easily lower the installations into place and better ensure that the dirt does not simply wash away from your parking lot when the rainy months come around.
- Warehouse access roads: Just like unpaved parking lots, dirt access roads can be easily damaged by rains and heavy use. And since access roads—like entrances to back warehouse storage areas and such—are subjected to a lot of vehicle traffic, they must be capable of holding together when cargo trucks roll through. Furthermore, with the careful placement of cable concrete mats, your once dirt access road can now withstand heavy use and the heavy rains.
- Construction sites: Talk about the perfect ground application—between hauling vehicles, foot traffic and a less than smooth ground, a construction site makes for the ideal proving grounds for cable concrete mat installation. With heavy equipment and trucks coming and going, it’s a great way to keep main thoroughfares drivable and protected from vehicle traffic, water and erosion.
- River access roads: Any road along a waterway is subject to occasional flooding and erosion. So when there’s still a standard dirt access road in a flood prone area, like near rivers and canals, high water can completely wash away any trace of a path. But if you install cable concrete mats, you can rest assured that your roadway will remain when the water subsides.
For more information about and to learn how cable concrete installation can work for you, contact the experts at IECS. We can help you with custom made cable concrete mats for any job.