Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pavement Estimator

One of my duties as president of the MVA is to think. It's a duty I like to take very seriously, and I have been thinking quite a bit recently about pavement. As you can see by this link we can figure out what kind of tonnage it will take us to pave the roads. If we figure there is a mile of road to cover, 20 feet wide and 4 inches deep, we come to the figure of nearly 2600 tons of hot mix batch pavement.

A quick consultation with our resident expert on the subject, Ed Howard, reveals that a good rule of thumb for asphalt is $100 per ton. That would leave us with a bill of $260000 for repaving all the roads. Keep in mind, we still have to take care of any drainage problems before we pave, or we will be spending the money for little gain overall.

[Frank's Do-It-Himself Drainage Project - Ed.:]

1 comment:

mszd said...

It is an honor to be a member of this man's Administration.