"We can do up to a mile and a half of gravel roads per day with our Zipper for a lot less money and they last longer."
– Edgar Laney, Former Commissioner, Palo Pinto County, TX
"We save nearly 50% rehabilitating our gravel roads with the Zipper. Every time we use it, we're saving money and getting better results."
– Jerry Haynie, Road Manager, Lafayette County, MS
"We use the Zipper on all our roads, including gravel. It saves us money and increases our level of service to our citizens."
– Stuart Warrener, Area Manager, Saskatchewan Highway Dept., SK, Canada
Easy and Affordable Gravel Road Maintenance and Repair
Gravel road stabilization and rehabilitation is easy and affordable with an Asphalt Zipper® machine. By efficiently pulverizing and blending surrounding materials, Asphalt Zipper machines greatly expand the scope of what your existing gravel road maintenance equipment can do. Simply pulverize the area to be improved with a predetermined portion of the base. If desired, a wide variety of stabilizing additives can also be easily incorporated; see Soil Stabilization. This homogenous mixture is then ready to be graded, reshaped and compacted resulting in a more durable and cost effective gravel road repair.
Pulverize and blend with a predetermined portion of the base.* Inject water through spraybar.
Grade and reshape. Hydrate as needed.
Compact with sufficient moisture.†
* Avoid rocks over 3 inches / 75 mm in size. When additional material or stabilizer is desired, spread desired amount of material or stabilizer on road surface prior to Step 1 - Pulverize. See Soil Stabilization.
† Be sure to know the effective compaction depth of your equipment and compact in lifts if necessary. Better results are achieved using heavier vibratory compactors.