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    Elite Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Default Re: Making a logging road.. Geo material use?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ54 View Post
    As mentioned, what you are doing works great. One thing I might suggest doing, is on inclined grades, or on hillsides. Make the base of the road all cut. Not 1/2 cut, 1/2 fill. After many years of repairing roads that have slipped, using the 1/2 cut, 1/2 fill method, going with a solid base to start with is the way to go.

    Definitely more work, but worth it...
    So you are saying to build a tractor road terrace on a side hill instead of cutting the high side to fill the low side you would cut deep enough so that the level cut went all the way across the terrace. Would you then spread the removed material as an even layer on top of the cut or move it else where ?
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    This forum is great. Thanks for all the advice

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    Default Re: Making a logging road.. Geo material use?

    Exactly... And material could either be moved out to make a nice taperd slope on the down side, or taken to fill in a lower area. It all depends on how much room you have to work with. The angle of incline on a road on a hill makes a difference too. The steeper, the more likely it will wash large ruts. Some water bars help cut cross ways at an angle to get the water off asap helps too, and not washing further down the hill. A slight bump from a water cut off, is much better than dodging/repairing washout ruts, in my opinion.

    That outside edge built from the fill will get pretty mushy when it's wet, and will be that way for a while. If it happens to give way, the dirt laying on that slope, unless benched, or stair stepped, and compacted will slide, and you with it. Then there will be ruts, and fill with water, and only worsen the problem.

    A road is no better than the base it is built on.

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