Access roads are important for providing construction crews, maintenance trucks, municipal cars and other vehicles with the ability to enter construction sites, levees and other areas. Unfortunately, when access roads are not paved or covered appropriately, it can result in a deterioration of the condition of the vehicles that use them and might even lead to damage of the road itself as a result of erosion. In order to prevent this, many businesses and contractors have chosen to use articulated concrete block systems to protect access roads and the vehicles that use them. Applications include:
- Levee roads: Because of their high susceptibility to flooding and erosion, levee roads have a lot to gain from articulated concrete block systems. As heavy vehicles and machinery drive across levee roads that are unprotected, the road surface can sustain damage and even become unsafe to drive on. By implementing a concrete block system, you can reduce the amount of erosion damage on the road and protect the levee from the weight of heavy machinery and equipment.
- Construction sites: With all of the foot traffic, heavy machinery, bulky equipment and vehicles that can be found on a construction site, maintaining safe access and drivable pathways is key. Without proper protections in place, vehicles can sustain damage and the site itself may be harmed by erosion. Concrete block systems are ideal for preventing such issues. Installing a cable concrete mat system makes it easy for the crew to access the site and reduces the risk of site erosion or deterioration.
- Maintenance roads: Maintenance roads are important, but they can often be made inaccessible due to flooding and erosion. Because articulated concrete block systems can be installed in customizable mat sizes, they are a great solution for stretches of maintenance roads that tend to be flooded during heavy rains. Keeping maintenance roads drivable makes it much easier for workers to take care of things like sediment removal and pond maintenance.
- River access roads: Dirt access roads around rivers and other bodies of water can be washed away in the blink of an eye due to rising water levels or excess precipitation. Articulated concrete block systems act as a safeguard against damage that can be caused by erosion, and they provide a drivable surface that is safe to pass even when the water level is covering the road. Once the water subsides, the block system remains securely in place to protect the road from damage.
Improving your access roads by implementing articulated concrete block systems is a fantastic choice when it comes to maintaining the safety of vehicles and drivers and the condition of your road. For help with the installation of a concrete block system, give International Erosion Control Systems Inc. a call. We are proud to offer our customers cost-effective erosion control products and outstanding service. Our team has been helping customers of all kinds since 1987 with innovative and effective erosion control technology. To find out more about how we can help you or to set up an appointment, give us a call today.