Friday, 17 August 2018

Advantages & Disadvantages of Water Bound Macadam(W.B.M)Road

Following advantages and disadvantages of  Water Bound Macadam(W.B.M) road(Low cost road) are described below:

Advantages of W.B.M road(low cost road)

1.The initial cost of construction is less as compared to bituminous/cement concrete road.

2.The construction as well as repair of W.B.M road is easy.

3.This road can be constructed with ordinary labor.

4.Their maintenance cost is low.

Disadvantages of W.B.M road(low cost road)

1.W.B.M provides inferior riding surface as compared to bituminous/cement concrete road.

2.W.B.M road surface do not provide sanitary surface since they can not be washed and cleaned easily.

3.This road surface cause dust nuisance under pneumatic tyred traffic. 

4.The traffic capacity is less.

5.The life is less.

6.This road surface often becomes unserviceable during the monsoon period.

7.This road surface gets destroyed rapidly under mixed traffic condition.