CASE STUDY: Huntley High School – Base Stabilization

  • Saved 40-70% overall, compared to removal and replacement
  • Utilized 100% of in place aggregates
  • Shortened job by 4-5 days

Huntley High School continues to use reclaiming and recycling techniques after job success

Decrease Cost, Increase Structural Integrity. That's a Win-Win!

Base Stabilization was selected for its efficiency and cost savings over total removal and replacement.  Problems with failing pavement layers, but not deep subgrade issues, made their parking lot a perfect candidate for Base Stabilization.

The Problem

The asphalt in place was failing so badly that it was removed entirely.  The estimated removal and replacement of the aggregate could have been as much as $275,000.  The budget for this repair was fixed far below the potential cost to remove and replace the aggregate base.  The school needed to find an alternative solution that would not compromise quality.

The Proposed Approach

The general contractor on the project suggested a value engineered Base Stabilization of 5% cement, tilled at 12″ to help save the school thousands of dollars .

The Rock Solid Solution

The school was able to complete the repairs for under $85,000 (70% savings) and also increase the structural integrity of their parking lot. It was a win-win for the school. The school district was so pleased with the results of the project that they implemented reclaiming and recycling techniques on their entry drives the following year.

Rock Solid Results


Saved 40-70% overall, compared to removal and replacement


Utilized 100% of in place aggregates


Shortened job by 4-5 days