Green TechnologyThe Gravel Doctor ®- Driveway Repair Made Easy
GO GREEN WITH THE Gravel Doctor ®
With the ongoing awareness of the need to “go green”, more businesses are doing their part to reduce, reuse and recycle. THE Gravel Doctor ® subscribes to the same principles of “green” technology by reducing the environmental impact of surface restoration. The rationale is explained below.
RECYCLING REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:
Consider this scenario: a 450 horsepower dump truck takes 1.5 hours to complete a roundtrip delivery of a load of gravel to a homeowner’s driveway. In total the truck uses approximately 675 horsepower to accomplish the service. To complete a one-hour surface restoration to repair the driveway, THE Gravel Doctor ® will use approximately 32 to 35 horsepower. Based on this scenario THE Gravel Doctor ® used just 5% of the power required just to deliver the stone.
Now consider the energy requirements it takes to acquire that rock from its original location ( most likely from a remote rural location), process it to an appropriate size for road and driveway use and then transport it to your location for your use.
For the stone ( gravel ) to be processed before it is transported the following steps are involved :
- Trees have to be removed
- Rock has to be drilled for blasting
- Blasting repeatedly to reduce size to fit in crushers
- Repeatedly loaded into crushers
- Repeatedly processed in the crushers
- Transporting to storage areas
- Stock piling
- Loading into ships, railway cars or trucks for delivery to local storage areas
- Loading trucks for final delivery
These steps require 1000’s of horsepower over many hours to complete!
THE GRAVEL DOCTOR WILL RECYCLE YOUR EXISTING MATERIAL USING A 30 TO 40 HP MACHINE – USUALLY IN A COUPLE HOURS ! ( Only in extreme circumstances will additional material be required )