Temporary access roads on private properties

The construction of a private access road can be essential in many situations. The following case may be a good example of such an investment:

This was the dredging of a pond on private property. There was a problem during implementation, which was the access of the excavator, which could not cope with the soft ground. The decision was taken to solve the problem using environmentally friendly and quick to install road plates.

When owners of different types of property wish to significantly alter the existing landscaping, heavy equipment may be required. This is not always easy – after all, the grounds of the property are not additionally paved. And even if the equipment does pass through, the problem is also the formation of very deep ruts created during their movement, which need to be levelled later. Often the best option is therefore to build one – and often several – temporary access roads. Ideally, such an access road can be constructed very quickly and does not require thorough site preparation – saving investors time and money.

It is equally important that access roads are created from durable and reusable elements. They can then either be stored on the property until the next planned development or resold further. All this makes temporary access roads made of plastic plates a great solution!

Temporary roads

What else distinguishes temporary roads created from road plates?

Using this solution on your own property is certainly a nod to ecology. ROAD SYSTEM road plates for temporary road construction are made from recycled plastic. What’s more, when they are no longer suitable for building another road after a long period of use, they can be recycled.

Moreover, each temporary road made of ROAD SYSTEM plates can be laid in two ways! The plates are provided with shorter and longer tabs on one side:

  • lower ideally if the temporary road is to be used primarily by pedestrians.
  • the longer ones are intended for the construction of temporary roads for vehicles.

What’s more, these tabs ensure that mud does not stick to the wheels of the vehicles. Temporary roads therefore become even safer (the risk of slipping is reduced). It is also easier to keep things tidy on site – mud does not accumulate and is not moved to other areas.

ROAD SYSTEM boards can therefore be used both on a small private construction site and for much larger projects!

Temporary roads created with ROAD SYSTEM plates have another important advantage – they are not high. The height of the slabs is 1.25, 2 or 4 cm (and the resulting temporary access road not much more). This means that the temporary roads can be used by various construction machines and vehicles – including those with low suspension – without any problems. Temporary roads made of ROAD SYSTEM plates can of course be used regardless of the season!

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All these advantages of road slabs make roads made of this material ideal for private properties as well as huge construction sites. When the access road is paved with plastic plates, any equipment can easily drive over it!

What’s more, temporary modular roads (formed from interconnected plates) do not require much ground intervention during construction. There is no need to create a special substructure, making it easier to restore the surface that has gone under the road to its original condition once the work is completed. Temporary roads made from plates are thus created much more quickly than their counterparts created from other types of material.

In the aforementioned example, the use of ROAD SYSTEM road plates facilitated the passage of the excavator and reduced the project time.

ROAD SYSTEM road plates were used to construct the temporary road, which made it possible to reinforce the pavement without preparing a classic sub-base. The plates were laid on the ground – which had only been levelled – and joined together using suitable connectors. A huge advantage of choosing this solution was that the soil could be hardened without heavy machinery. Creating the temporary road at an express pace was also made possible by the large area of slabs used. The paved plate road allowed the excavator to move effortlessly through the sandy soil without the risk of getting stuck. Importantly, despite the lack of substructure and the use of heavy equipment, the access road surface was not damaged in any way during the works. The owners, in turn, can already enjoy the magnificent pond!

A good quality access road? Of what, if not road plates!

Building an access road – what else is important?

When building an access road, it is not only the material itself that matters. Among other things, the width of the access road, the need (or lack thereof) for site preparation and the paving of the access road are also important. After all, all this has a not inconsiderable impact on the final cost of constructing the temporary road.

ROAD SYSTEM road plates significantly improve temporary road construction and minimise costs. Not least because you can reuse them! As we have already mentioned, their use does not require thorough site preparation. The plates can already be assembled by two people with basic tools (no heavy equipment)! Moreover, the material itself can be dismantled and re-laid elsewhere or sold. This has a very positive impact on the overall cost of this solution.

It is also easy to get the dimensions of the access road right. The width and length are determined by multiples of the plate dimensions!

Laying a temporary road has always been quite a challenge for investors – it requires a lot of money and time. Therefore, this was often treated as a last resort and only large companies decided to build. Today, this task is considerably easier and faster – thanks to ROAD SYSTEM plastic road plates.