The environmentally-positive alternative for semi-permanent unpaved roads, from the leading innovators in soil stabilization.
Economical, purposeful, long lasting and aesthetically pleasing roads.
As the industry’s soil stabilization technology leader, Midwest is driven to deliver superior performance while protecting the natural environment. This is Midwest’s “Third Way,” representing significant improvements over old-fashioned asphalt or gravel alternatives. We construct secondary, unpaved roads that perform like paved roads, yet cost less and can last longer.
Learn more about the advantages of a NaturalPave road by downloading or viewing the full collection of soil stabilization techniques above — including test data, case histories and testimonials, construction and completed project photos and videos.
Processing 500 million gallons of water daily takes a toll on processing facilities — from rill erosion on the slopes of retention ponds, to “blowouts” forming holes in the cresting road. Heavy rainfall blew out the side of the slope, carrying soils away from the roadbed. Midwest constructed stable, safe and durable pondside roads that withstood El Nino storms, requiring minimal treatment and experiencing no more blowouts. Our soil stabilization techniques withstand the heaviest of rainfall.
The top layer of soil on a popular state park mountain bike trail had eroded, exposing rocks at curves and grades that posed a danger to bikers. NaturalPave halted erosion by strengthening the trail with a surface-binding capability so powerful that after application, bike traffic actually produced skid marks on the trail! Maintenance costs were greatly reduced by extending the intervals and lowering investment compared to other mechanical soil stabilization techniques.
Strong desert wind and rain caused a remote tower’s foundation to erode and become unstable, making it a safety hazard. Midwest dramatically reduced dust, rutting, sinking and overall road surface deterioration. An increase in loadbearing strength of the sandy soil gave the foundation maximum weatherability to rain, wind and ultraviolet light.
An event center for rodeo and charity events had unpaved entrance roads that would send huge clouds of dust and debris airborne whenever they experienced traffic. Midwest completely transformed its roadways, eliminated the dust and replaced rutted roads with pristine and beautiful-looking surfaces.
Access roads for a new, county-owned mine site needed major improvements. The roadway runs adjacent to a dry lakebed, creating unstable road conditions in numerous areas, while varying soils led to severe potholing, rutting and washboarding. Consequently, travel over 10 mph became almost impossible. NaturalPave created a smooth-running surface for efficient travel up to 45 mph, virtually eliminating potholing, rutting and washboarding to stabilize formerly unstable areas for long-term, heavy use.
Steel mill haul roads are worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and need to accommodate 150-ton slab haulers. Major problems with dust and rough potholed roads, along with high equipment maintenance and labor costs, necessitated daily grading and continuous watering. Midwest’s soil stabilization techniques eliminated dust and potholes, dramatically reduced grading and stopped water applications. The haul road was smooth, contributing to productivity, while good drainage was maintained and hazardous driving conditions were eliminated.
For the largest producer of beet sugar in the U.S., Midwest NaturalPave transformed loosely-composed roads into robust surfaces that will withstand any weather and operating conditions without degradation. Midwest's soil stabilization techniques produced a "sweet" solution.
A California-based power company owns power lines that run through beach dunes, requiring regular cannon washing to clear dust and debris. NaturalPave technology stabilized the roadway for maintenance vehicle access to its power lines, without violating any of the strict regulations that protect the dunes. This provided long-term protection against erosion, and allowed stable access, with little to no impact on the surrounding environment. The road also experiences zero ATV traffic because it was designed to blend naturally with the surrounding dunes, rather than welcome or encourage passersby to use it as an access route to the protected area.
One of the country’s most esteemed living museums, visited by nature lovers around the world, desired a more organically constructed, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly pathway system to replace its pavestone walkways. Causing little to no disruption of daily visiting activities, Midwest’s self-contained project created a pathway safer for plant life and visitors, with a porous pavement offering more traction than the former pavestone pathways, even when wet.
The Senegal Ministry of Transportation needed a new alternative paving method that could strengthen its village roads, which are crucial to the transport of food, livestock, supplies and services. NaturalPave provided a more stable, safe and visually pleasing surface, revitalizing a road network for improved quality of life and upgraded infrastructure to better connect remote citizens to one another and to major urban centers of commerce.
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