- WHAT: Fueling Station and Tractor-Trailer Staging & Parking
- WHERE: Rifle, CO
- SIZE: 45,500 sq. ft.
The Garfield County’s fueling station needed a tougher surface than asphalt for the sharp turning and braking trucks. River City Consultants recommended TRUEGRID® as a stronger, more durable surface than asphalt and it will remain porous. The fueling station area received 23,550 sq ft of TRUEGRID PRO PLUS® filled with 3/8″ screened rock on a 6-inch sub-base of CDOT Class 6 (3/4″ minus).
The fueling station TRUEGRID® install was so successful, Garfield County Fairgrounds installed another 22,000 sq ft in its tractor-trailer staging and parking area next to the horse stalls. This area was originally planned to have asphalt. Comparing the durability, permeability, and cost-savings, asphalt could not compete with TRUEGRID®.
Designers needed a solution tougher than asphalt to contend with the sharp turns and braking of large commercial trucks.
Some challenges included the existing gravel area getting muddy and then the surface rutting. The county needed to do something but asphalt would not stand up to the pressures of the trucks and concrete is very expensive. Both concrete and asphalt will not drain and they cause runoff.
- Fill material was 3/8" hard, clean angular stone at 1.8" depth.
- The base material was 3/4" CDOT Class 6, 6" depth.
- The success of the fueling station install let to the tractor-trailer parking area install.
- The two areas fully infiltrate and have no runoff.
The fueling station area will not rut, washboard or have standing water and compared to asphalt, that area had a $12,000 savings installation. The truck staging and parking area, originally slated for asphalt, was replaced by TRUEGRID at an $11,000 savings. Both areas are stronger than aphalt, much less expensive than concrete, and eliminate the drainage, rutting, and mud problems associated with traditional unsupported gravel.