Track and Road Restoration

Road and Track Renovation starting with ripping up the old track

Ripping up the old track.

The Problem

In many circumstances the roads and drives that we drive on today were not created for the volume and weight of traffic that the 21st century demands.  Every day use from cars and modern agricultural machinery place a huge pressure on track surfaces that were often created to cater for not much more than horse and trap.  It’s not only the demands of everyday machinery but increasingly wet summers and cold winters that are causing our roads to deteriorate and form potholes.

When potholes form and the surface layer on our tracks disappear the obvious thing would seem to be to fill in the potholes and add another layer of gravel.  The problem is that not only is this expensive but in a matter of months the situation can be back to square one, the new gravel gone and the potholes returned.

Why

The reason potholes return and the expensive gravel disappears is that it has not been properly bound within the existing surface and base of the original track.  You can role and wacker plate a new piece of aggregate as much as you like but unless it has been integrated and bound it is like a thin separate sheet and will soon disappear.

The Solution

By using a Kirpy BPBS Stone Crusher, Making Trax is providing a real alternative to maintaining our potholes and weathered tracks.

How it works

Using a heavy duty ripper (see the three stages) you tear out the original track to a depth of up to 300mm until you find its base layer.  This is not only unearths larger stone that can be crushed down to more effective size but loosens the material for the all important rebinding.  Having ripped up the track you then to use the stone crusher to crush your material to size.  The crusher works in a way that you can have bigger stone at the bottom providing the anchor material, your middle stone and then your fines on top.  It will also create fines throughout the depth again for that all important binding.

Not only does this method reuse the existing materials within the track but you can bring in stone, rubble breeze blocks, concrete, in fact any old rubble that may be lying in the corner of a yard.  This can then be crushed down to add more material and makes a strong and durable recycled track.

Having crushed and laid the material for your track you then use the grader blade to create the camber so as to shed the water (a major reason for deterioration) and then role the track to achieve a strong solid and compact finish.