New 3.6m wide and 500m long steep rural driveway. Council would not approve standard gravel paving, so an alternative pavement was required. Concrete mats were a much more cost effective solution when compared to cement or bitumen options.
Spurfield Road Mcleans Ridges NSW 2480
CONCRETE MAT SPECS:
Mat: Firm Concrete Erosion Mats in 2.4m and 1.2m widths
Underlay: 200gsm Non-Woven Geotextile Underlay
Anchoring: Steel UBar Anchors
CONTRACTOR FOR INSTALLATION
20 ton Excavator, Skid Steer and 2 labourers (Owners Jackie and Tony)
OUR REF: ACM 1086
Picture on RHS is of mats installed after first day of works, showing the top part of road is done – we will track progress as job is completed.
A new 500m road and driveway for new home at rural estate in Spurfield Road Mcleans Ridges.
The client chose FIRM concrete mats to use as the erosion prevention and protection on the driveway surface. They joined 2.4 and 1.2m mats to create a finished 3.6m width.
Local Shire Council specified a driveway with cement or bitumen or similar alternative paving. A gravel driveway was not permitted. Concrete mats were passed in the DA requirements.
By choosing concrete mats, there were significant costs savings when compared to cement driveway. The client was quoted $160/sqm for cement, not including the form work or steel. Concrete mats came in at about a third of that cost, including the excavator hire to install.
We will revisit this project over time as installation continues and after weather events to track progress.
Later when budget permits, a FLEXIBLE 1.2m mat may be used on the runoff drains alongside the paving to help minimise erosion as well.
Thanks to owners Jackie and Tony for allowing us to share these pics.