If you’ve ever worked with heavy equipment, machinery, or vehicles, you know they take a toll on the pavement they drive on. Whether you’re driving bobcats, tractors, commercial vans and trucks, cement trucks, or any other type of heavy equipment, the amount of abuse they put on roads and parking lots is substantial.
Especially for asphalt and concrete pavement, this type of equipment can lead to pavement breaking down exceptionally fast and requiring many expensive repairs as a result. This can eat away at your bottom line over time, but what if there was a better solution? Thankfully, there is.
Innovations in pavement technology have been made that allow it to handle all the abuse in the world without breaking down nearly as fast as your typical concrete or asphalt pavement. So, in case you’re someone who deals with heavy equipment and/or vehicles on a regular basis, let’s take a look at a superior pavement solution for them.
The Downsides of Driving Heavy Equipment On Concrete and Asphalt
One of the reasons why it’s so inefficient to use asphalt and concrete for pavement that is going to be used by big, heavy equipment is the lack of durability found within both materials.
Both concrete and asphalt are impermeable, meaning liquid cannot pass through them. This is a problem when it comes to durability because water will eventually infiltrate a compromised surface layer of concrete or asphalt and seep into the subsurface layers.
Once there, it causes erosion and widens the cracks it got in through when it goes through freeze/thaw cycles. It can also eventually seep beneath the pavement itself and wash out the soil below, leading to total collapse of the pavement.
Also, both concrete and asphalt are easily damaged by heavy traffic and friction. This leads to the need for constant resealing and resurfacing of both materials and is very costly for whoever has to foot the bill.
TRUEGRID Permeable Pavement is the Number One Solution for Heavy Equipment
Heavy equipment requires heavy-duty pavement. That’s where TRUEGRID permeable plastic pavers come in. These pavers are far more durable than concrete or asphalt, for starters. They can handle the weight of a monster truck driving off a ramp and landing on them while empty and they still won’t break. So, it’s safe to say this heavy equipment paving can handle even the heaviest equipment or vehicles you have.
Not only that, but TRUEGRID PRO PLUS and TRUEGRID MACK pavers will last up to 60 years before needing to be replaced. They’re UV-resistant and 100% permeable, draining at over 1000inches per hour, which eliminates the need for additional drainage systems. They require almost no maintenance in comparison to asphalt and concrete which need to be regularly attended to.
These pavers provide superior grip for large vehicles and equipment, allowing the often oversized wheels to effectively change direction without displacing any of the gravel within the paver cells. The installation process for heavy equipment paving with TRUEGRID pavers is also much faster than what you commonly find with concrete and asphalt.
All it requires is a simple excavation, a protective fabric laid at the bottom of the excavation, a gravel base below the snap-locked grid pavers, and another layer of gravel fill into the top of the interlocking pavers which is then compacted with a vehicle or heavy roller.
Once the empty cells on the surface are filled with gravel, the patented pavers are weighed down and prevented from moving or shifting even under the extreme weight of heavy equipment. No more ruts, potholes, ponding or mud.No more gravel refill or maintenance.
TRUEGRID Pavers are Eco-Friendly Too
While you might expect heavy equipment paving to have somewhat of a negative environmental impact, this isn’t the case with TRUEGRID products. Their pavers are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic which is a far cry from the massive carbon footprint of both concrete and asphalt.
Not only that, but these pavers can be outfitted with a variety of accessories like SUPERSPOT markers, REFLECTORS, and PLATE markers for fire lanes and other special designations on your pavement.
These reduce the need for maintenance even more because they’re permanent and never have to be repainted unlike lot lines and other painted-on markings. The reflectors are also great for helping visibility when parking huge pieces of equipment.
Make Sure Your Pavement Can Handle Heavy Equipment with Ease
If you’re looking for durable and effective heavy equipment paving, look no further than TRUEGRID pavers. With an unmatched combination of durability, permeability, grip, quick installation, eco-friendliness, accessories, and low maintenance requirements, it’s safe to say they outperform your standard asphalt and concrete pavement by a country mile.
If you work with heavy equipment and/or vehicles, don’t hesitate to take the leap and get in touch with TRUEGRID today for a quote on the most superior heavy equipment paving option on Earth.