There are many dangers and risks associated with driving on a muddy road. Whether it be a public road, your driveway, or some type of service road, muddy roads are a nuisance to everyone. Your vehicle can end up covered with mud that dries out and cakes on your paint, they can rut, washout, or even collapse over time if not addressed.
Muddy roads are a troublesome issue, and many different attempts have been made to control or prevent roads and driveways from becoming too muddy. There hasn’t really been a good solution invented… until now.
If you’re in charge of maintaining a road or you just want to ensure that your driveway stays dry and stable, there is a way to effectively solve the problems of muddy roads and/or driveways, once and for all.
There are a few common methods of dealing with mud on roads and driveways, but none of them are effective in the long-term. One solution is to simply pour crushed gravel or pebbles into the muddy areas.
This is not only a temporary fix, but it’s not really feasible for public roads and service roads because of the amount of traffic they get. For a residential driveway, you’ll have to keep applying more crushed rock as it spreads out and migrates over time.
A permanent solution to stabilizing a muddy road is to install permeable pavement. For example, the plastic permeable pavers made by TRUEGRID are able to hold gravel securely in place while providing a dry and level surface to drive on.
The TRUEGRID PRO LITE and TRUEGRID PRO PLUS systems are capable of supporting any vehicle, including semi-trucks. They are made from 100%-recycled plastic and are so durable that a full-sized monster truck can drive off a ramp and land on them without breaking them. The PRO PLUS is the engineer’s go to paver for industrial 18 wheeler lots.
These pavers are incredibly strong and unbelievably durable as well. They will never break down in the hot sun, high temps, or cold weather. They are also essentially a set-it-and-forget-it solution to mud because they require almost no maintenance at all.
They eliminate mud because they are almost entirely permeable, allowing all liquids to drain directly through them and into the soil below.
This might sound like a bit of a complex solution to dealing with a little bit of mud, however, it’s actually a lot simpler than you might expect. The process of installing TRUEGRID PRO LITE or PRO PLUS pavers is so simple that it can be completed in as little as one day for a residential driveway, and a few days for a road.
First, the entire area must be excavated to a depth of 8 inches and rolled. Next, filter fabric is laid at the bottom of the pit to prevent gravel from migrating downward into the soil. After it is reinforced, the area can be filled with a aggregate of your choice. Crushed gravel is a favorite, though there are many choices available like limestone, blackstar, and more.
Once the excavated area is filled in with aggregate, it is pressed down with a heavy roller, and the permeable pavers are snapped into place over the top. Then, more gravel is laid to fill in the pavers and driven over to firmly press it into place. Once this is done, the entire process is complete.
One of the best things about implementing a plastic permeable paver driveway or road is the amount of savings it can generate in both the short-term and the long-term. They look stylistically clean and beautiful, and these pavers cost far less to install and will save you money on maintenance for years to come.
TRUEGRID also takes pride in the fact that their pavers are all made from 100%- recycled plastic, making them eco-friendly, as an added benefit. They have filtered millions of gallons of water and prevented millions of lbs of plastic from ending up in our landfills and oceans.
Mud is a terrible nuisance for us and for our vehicles. If you like to maintain a clean vehicle, you’ll need to spend a lot of money on car washes if you drive on muddy roads or have a muddy driveway. Not only that, but mud can get stuck to our shoes and pant legs, dragging it inside of our homes as well.
Mud ruts and divots can also cause vehicular damage to your car axles, which makes eliminating it a top priority for many. If you want a solution to mud, you need TRUEGRID PRO LITE or TRUEGRID PRO PLUS pavers.
They are a super-quick install, they’re very affordable, eco-friendly, and long-lasting, benefiting you and your family for decades to come. If you need to fix a mud problem in your driveway, you should contact the pros at TRUEGRID today for a quote.