Cost Comparison

Road plate securing made easy and cost effective

Lifecycle Cost Per Method
                                                  

6′ x 8′ Single Road Plate Installation Plate Locks Cold Mix Flush Mounting
Material Cost $349.32 $75.00 $35.00
Labor (55/hr.) Remove from stock deliver to site $27.50 $55.00 $0.00
Labor (55/hr.) Unload/Install/Tamp into Position $13.80 $27.50 $27.50
Labor (55/hr.) Removal/Clean-up after job is complete $4.60 $55.00 $55.00
Sweeper Truck to clean up cold mix tracked away from site $0.00 $55.00 $55.00
Cost to Mill Asphalt  $0.00 $0.00 $600.00
Total Cost After One Plate Installation $395.22 $267.50 $772.50
Total Cost After Ten Plate Installations $808.32 $2,675.00 $7,725.00
Total Cost After Twenty Plate Installations $1267.32 $5,350.00 $15,450.00

 

cost comparison

Considerations: Road Plate Securing Methods

Plate Locks –

Consistently mark’s, identifie’s and secure’s. No disposal of hazardous materials.

Eliminates shifting, walking and creeping of plate. Low maintenance.

Does not need to be removed to allow for work or inspections to be done.

Safety orange, re-useable, recyclable, cost effective. No clean-up and easy to transport.

Keeps multiple plates aligned and removes gaps that a cyclist’s tire can fall through.

Have a higher and lower working temperature than cold mix.

Overall a significant risk elimination of general liability claims from shredded tires, cars in trench, trips, slips, and falls.

Cold Mix – The less environmentally-friendly option

Relies on adhesion to secure the plate often resulting in shifting walking plates.

Must be replaced every time the plate is moved for work, inspections, or unintentional movement.

Was never intended to be a road plate securing device.

Does not mark or identify the road plate. No early warning for motorists or cyclists as color matches roadway.

Stockpiles of cold mix must be covered as the run-off must not enter a storm drain.

Labor intensive to install and remove.

Overall a significant risk of liability claims from shredded tires, cars in trench, trips, slips and falls.

Flush Mounting –

Must schedule in advance of job to make sure milling is complete before work begins.

Cost prohibitive. Cold mix must still be used to fill gaps between plate and milled edge.

Does not mark or identify the road plate. No early warning for motorists or cyclists as color matches roadway.

Stockpiles of cold mix must be covered as the run-off must not enter a storm drain.

Labor intensive to install and remove.