Napa County road grading consists of using a motor grader to restore the driving surface and drainage attributes to roads. For best results, our expert team will remove washboards, potholes, and other irregularities by cutting the surface of the road or filling them with material moved back and forth across the road with the road grader.
During the process, motorists should exercise extreme caution when driving in the area of a grading operation. Be patient, stay behind the grader and do not cross over the dirt window that may be present. Eakle Development’s team will move out of the way only when it is safe to do so.
Effectiveness of Napa County road grading is dependent on a handful of things:
- Amount of moisture found in the road base
- Current weather conditions
- Speed of the traffic using the road
Napa County Road Grading schedules grading based on the volume of traffic:
- Roads with high traffic volumes are graded every 7 to 10 days as conditions permit,
- Roads with lower traffic volumes are graded every 3 to 4 weeks as conditions permit, and
- Low usage roads are graded seasonally as conditions permit.
What if my gravel road has potholes and once they are filled they come back very quickly?
On heavily traveled roads, potholes could reappear more quickly due to traffic volume. Gravel roads with potholes typically are treated with dust control materials. The dust control creates a hard-packed surface, which keeps dust from forming; if the grader breaks this crust, the dust will reappear. Because of this, the grader will fill the holes rather than break up the surface of the roadway in order to maintain dust control.
Have more questions about Napa County Road Grading? Give us a call or contact Eakle Development for a free quote.