Road Repair & Maintenance

Good roads let you enjoy the view
Reasons for having properly maintained roads:

We can open your road back up and get it ready for truck/vehicle travel.

Did you know that

Roads can act as a fire break and sometimes
contain fires, or slow them down? 🔥

Dozer clearing a road path on timber ground
Building a dirt road several miles West of Colville on newly purchased timberland

Need maintenance or repair on your timber parcel?

Minor Road Damage

Even mild rains can inflect road damage when precautions are not in place. These images show the damage that a missing water bar can cause. Water bars deflect water to the side of the road. If they are missing or damaged (from a previous storm) water, which should be deflected to the roadside, will often travel down the middle of the road causing significant erosion.
Solution: Ensure all water bars are securely in place and repair any that might fail during a storm.

Road Brushing

Over time the forest will reclaim open spaces, and this includes roads. Loggers desire unobstructed roads for their vehicles so the tree limbs don't scratch the vehicle or snag hoses.
Solution: Use a mini-excavator with mulching head to mulch limbs and brush along the roadside. In addition, all large debris needs to be removed. In some cases, rock may be needed for mushy spots that will be problematic with loaded trucks.

Before Road Brushing

Road 1 Before Road Brushing
Road 1 Before Road Brushing

After Road Brushing

Road 1 After Road Brushing
Road 1 After Road Brushing
Road 2 Before Road Brushing
Road 2 Before Road Brushing
Road 2 After Road Brushing
Road 2 After Road Brushing
Road 3 Before Road Brushing
Road 3 Before Road Brushing
Road 3 After Road Brushing
Road 3 After Road Brushing
Flail mower removing brush from the side of the road
Close-up of mulching head removing forest brush
Drone shot of flail mower removing a dead tree
Drone shot of flail mower cutting down brush and debris

Adequate road brushing ensures road are clear of debris thereby making travel safer (greater visibility) with less damage to vehicles.

Blocked Culverts

One of the most overlooked aspects of road maintenance is the culvert. This is because it is often out-of-site. Remember that even partially blocked culverts can quickly become fully blocked culverts in a heavy rain. This rain will then continue downhill, but not until it has created a large gouge in your road.
Solution: Periodically check the culverts and remove any obvious obstructions. Even clearing obstructions several feet ahead of the entrance can also buy additional time b/w cleanings. Your timberland roads will thank you.

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