Different Types of Stabilized Construction Entrances
As a construction site, you have a few different options available to you when it comes to creating stabilized construction entrances and exits. You may have been using the same stabilized construction entrance for years, but in today’s blog, we are going to go over a few different common methods for trackout control. Who knows, you may end up switching to a trackout control method that better suits your construction site’s needs!
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Gravel pads are amongst the most common stabilized construction entrance methods. They are essentially a large pit of crushed rock and gravel that lives right in front of the exits for your construction site. The idea is that the gravel and crushed rock lodges itself between your tire grooves to pry out any trackout. Gravel pads work great — at first. However, over time, they tend to lose their effectiveness. Additionally, they can be expensive to maintain and are one-site solutions. This means that you can’t take your gravel pad with you to the next job once the current one’s done.
Wash pits are arguably one of the single-most effective trackout solutions available to construction sites. Wash pits use pressurized water to blast off any trackout from your construction vehicle — and it works very well. The drawback to this type of stabilized construction entrance though is how costly they are. Wash pits are a significant investment both upfront and overtime. Not to mention that they are also one-site stabilized construction entrance solutions.
Perhaps the least effective trackout method of them all is paving. Paving stabilized construction entrances are where a paved road leads from the construction site to the public roads. The idea is that all the loose trackout will fall off in this distance. But more often than not, that isn’t the case. Worse yet, paving is an expensive solution that is only good for that one site and requires a fair amount of labor resources to not only install, but also to keep clean.
Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm
Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm is the premier stabilized construction entrance solution on the market. They are composed of a study grid of 100% recycled materials (mostly rubber) that gently rocks and vibrates the trackout off your construction vehicle. You simply lay them down in front of your entrances/exits and as the vehicles drive over them, nearly all the trackout is removed. Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm are durable, effective, and affordable solutions that can be used over and over again. Additionally, for larger long-term operations, many construction sites are choosing to pair Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm with stabilized construction entrance methods like wash pits for the ultimate trackout control performance. Our mats are a reusable, cost-effective solution that really works. Reach out to us at RubberForm today to learn more and to order your customized stabilized construction entrance/exit solution.