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Ecological road construction/road repairs with the PÖMA system

Good quality and ecological road construction helps to preserve values and save costs!

With the PÖMA system, path repairs are carried out with little or no new material! Even heavily damaged paths are permanently regenerated.

These repairs are not mending or patching, but renewing. Repaired paths regain their profile, are as good as new and keep their shape for a very long time, even if the traffic load is high.

Paths with a profile guarantee the drainage of rainwater on both sides. New – ecologically valuable – grass growth forms very quickly in the drainage depressions milled out with the bank cutter, slowing down the surface water and allowing it to seep away. Only dry paths are resilient in the long term. The value of the paths is preserved!

The repair costs are carefully calculated and, together with the high quality of work, guarantee the cost-effectiveness that has been recognised by our customers for decades. Compared to the usual repair and patching work, we offer a better alternative – ask for references.

The PÖMA system works with the following steps:

  • Milling of the shoulder (the milled material can be selectively deposited to the side)
  • Break central ridge, grader material from the outside to the inside
  • Stone crusher mills, breaks and mixes the material to 0-32 mm grain size
  • Profiling with grader
  • Compaction with plate compactor or vibratory roller
  • The laterally displaceable roller also provides good compaction of the banked area

All the equipment used has been developed by PÖMA-Maschinenbau and is only available from PÖMA in the combination used. Our road construction experts have many years of experience. They will be happy to advise you.

Recycling material and asphalt milled material can be used by working it into the road body. This considerably improves the quality of the original material. It is only through the PÖMA system that the inexpensive milled asphalt material can be installed to a high standard of quality.

Coarse road material obtained on-site (coarse gravel, river gravel, unsorted lime gravel) can be crushed with the stone crusher into road construction material suitable for grading.

The binding capacity of the resulting mixture improves the wear resistance of the surface course. Reading stones, interlocking paving stones and bricks can be crushed and are also recyclable.

The PÖMA system can also be used to defuse danger spots – relevant for timber removal, for example – caused by paths in the mountains that slope on one side, by giving these paths a roof profile.

How does a service road profiled with the PÖMA system differ from a road built with conventional technology?

 There are several advantages, which can only be briefly summarised here:

  • Less consumption of road construction material (often possible without new material)
  • Shorter construction time
  • Better bearing capacity of the road surface
  • Better uniformity of the paths (more even and smoother surface)
  • Trafficability at higher speeds
  • Less wear and tear on equipment and vehicles
  • Less material loss due to erosion damage
  • Ecologically correct path construction due to infiltration of rainwater

However, these advantages do not only have a pleasing ecological side effect on the appearance of the paths  they inevitably always result in cost savings.

Impact of the PÖMA system after use

For planners in the forest, in the field, in the municipality:

  • More certainty in planning
  • Avoidance of failures and delays

 For the staff:

  • Working time per object is reduced
  • Fewer sick days (spinal compression is avoided)
  • More output per unit of time
  • Better conditions at work

 For vehicles and equipment:

  • Fewer repairs due to fewer vibrations on the routes
  • Longer life of equipment and vehicles (less wear and tear)
  • Lower fuel consumption

 For the forest, the field, paths and squares:

  • Timber can be removed more quickly, i.e. shorter operating times per object.
  • Thus less damage to the remaining wood (e.g. by bark beetles)
  • Crops are harvested faster and more safely
  • Road repairs can be carried out later (roadways last longer)
  • Erosion damage is avoided

Better water drainage on paths with a round profile, with properly constructed verges, with trough-like shaping and thanks to the vegetation that forms in the infiltration troughs, water seepage becomes possible. This not only means less material loss due to erosion damage, but also represents a significant contribution to ecology by reducing the risk of flooding.

On a section of 1,000 m with a width of 3.5 m, approx. 2,100 m³ of rainwater can seep away with 600 mm of precipitation per year instead of flowing into the nearest receiving watercourse.

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