DRIVEWAY AND CULVERT
DRIVEWAYS AND CULVERTS
DRIVEWAYS: The basic function of a road and/or driveway, is to provide easy access to your property. This same basic function is necessary for any construction site. Whether your property is in an established neighborhood or in the country, the planning and installation of a construction entrance or driveway, assists with:
- The procurement and distribution of all materials, equipment, and resources required to effectively maximize productivity on the job site.
- Reducing the amount of mud and other debris tracked out or left on the main streets by trucks exiting the construction site, or equipment and resources directly related to the construction process.
- Keep weather delays to a minimum; allowing equipment, delivery trucks and other vehicles to keep on schedule without the fear of getting stuck or limited mobility.
- Accessibility to any specific area, within the project site, that may require attention.
These entrances generally consist of a clay base with a crushed aggregate spread across the top for stability and traction. Once all construction is completed, these entrances can either be used as a base for your permanent finished driveway or can be removed to accommodate alternative design plans. Whether your construction entrance is temporary or the basic outline of a finished drive, this step is one of the first priorities necessary when starting any project.
CULVERTS: Driveway Culverts are used in vehicle access areas that tend to have problems with high water crossing. Each culvert is designed according to the type of traffic using it. Heavier traffic will call for larger pipe and a deeper base layer whereas lighter traffic will call for a more standard pipe and base. Regardless of traffic the main function is to have water flow underneath the vehicle access area through a pipe and down past the driveway. When culvert pipes are installed properly, water will flow through the pipe and continue past the driveway so that access will no longer be affected.