How to Repair Gravel Road Potholes


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Gravel potholes develop for two primary reasons: Either the soil beneath the roadbed shifts, creating a void in the gravel, or the rounded crown of the gravel has leveled off or created a depression, allowing the collection of water. Either cause has the same repair process. You have to remove the affected gravel down to the soil beneath and then recreate the roadbed layer by layer, until you round off the top again. Though time-consuming, the result of the rebuilding process is worth the time, as the newly patched pothole is as strong as the surrounding road. As such, the repair area will likely last as long as the remaining surface, as long as regular maintenance occurs.Difficulty:Moderate

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