Surrounding areas of service include:
Brighton, Fenton, Fowlerville, Green Oak Township, Hamburg, Hartland, Highland, Howell, Lakeland, Milford, New Hudson, Oakland County, Pinckney, South Lyon, Whitmore Lake, and White Lake.
Other services include transportation of aggregate materials for road restoration and road grading maintenance.
Business hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 6 pm
Phone: (810) 220-3373
Keeping a Well Maintained Road
The effectiveness of gravel road grading is dependent on a number of things, including the amount of moisture present in the base, the current weather conditions, and the speed of the traffic using the road.
- Gravel roads with high traffic volumes are graded every 7 to 10 days as conditons permit
- Gravel roads with lower traffic volumes are graded every 3 to 4 weeks as conditons permit
- Low usage roads are graded as conditions permit
5 Reasons to keep a well maintained road
- A properly maintained road allows emergency vehicles to pass safely and freely
- Helps prevent excess wear and tear and costly repairs on vehicles
- Allows service vehicles, such as:
- Mail delivery
- Rubbish removal
- Package delivery
- Allows for good water drainage
- Requires less frequent grading
Calcium Chloride is a dust control and stabilization product which penetrates the road aggregate to keep the road dense and compacted. The binding agents increase the compaction of new material by maintaining moisture in the road base to minimize the loss of fines. To maximize the effects of the treatment the road should be graded prior to application. Also, an additional topping of road surface material may be necessary to provide a proper surface for adherence of the product. After preparation has been completed dust control treatment should be applied within a forty-eight hour period. Each year previously treated roads should be retreated with calcium chloride. Dust abatement improves as the roads are retreated.
Helpful Tips and Hints
Valued K B Road Grading Customer,
Spring is here and another grading season is about to begin. Before this time, I would like to inform you of a few helpful tips to reduce costs to our customers.
Before you contact me to schedule grading, please make sure that all trees and brush are trimmed away from the road. Overhanging branches can prevent the ability to retrieve gravel from the edges of the road. Also, it can damage vehicles, break mirrors and hide wires.
On the scheduled day of your grading, it is imperative that the road is clear. Please remove cars, trash containers or anything else that may be an obstacle. One frequent problem that I have encountered is lawn service vehicles. Please inform your neighbors when your road is scheduled to be graded to avoid any obstacles I may encounter.
It makes it extremely difficult to provide you with quality service if there is insufficient material on your road. Upon reviewing your road condition, I may find it necessary for material to be added. I will discuss this with you on an individual basis.
Another area of concern is the lapse of time between grading. I highly suggest that a regular grading schedule be implemented to maintain a quality condition of your road. Excessively poor road conditions may increase the time and cost it takes to reestablish your road to a smooth and safe driving surface. I look forward in working with you to keep cost down as much as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (810) 220-3373.
Thank you for your business,
Ken Bogos, Owner K B Road Grading