On site material for rural roads and design


I live on 100 acres in East Texas, and am having a problem with the natural “dirt” roads out here. Soil is mostly clay. Have done large amounts of research, and trial and error. I wanted to know what would be the most cost effective (free) way to build a durable road. There is lots of iron ore rock, have sand and clay, but need to know the correct mixtures for materials. Also how to mix and lay with limited equipment (truck and by hand tools), or an innovative approach to create a inexpensive, sound road for light traffic. My drive goes up a very steep slope also, about 150′. Any ideas or help would be much appreciated. Thanks

P.S. I have also collected RAP and have been crushing by hand with sledge hammer to make very fine grade, 1/2″, to about 2″. I figured the fine could be used as binder. Maybe mix in something else for lay? Has anyone heard of the dust suppressant agribind? And would that make a stable enough road to resist errosion and be strong by applying to the natural clay soil?

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