Road Grading is when a motor grader is used to restore the driving surface and drainage attributes to roads. This will help remove washboards, potholes, and other irregularities of the road.

The structure of a gravel road needs three basic elements to be suitable for ongoing maintenance. These are a crowned (canted with a sharp peak) driving surface, a shoulder that slopes away from the driving surface and a ditch on either side. This structure ensures proper drainage and helps prevent potholes caused by standing water. Gravel roads that don’t follow this basic construction, don’t perform well under the stress of constant traffic, especially heavy vehicles.