Full Depth Reclamation

Structural Integrity for the Long Haul

When roadway engineers have severely distressed or destroyed roads, Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) is a popular solution to restore structural integrity at a fraction of the price, in a fraction of the time. Combine cost savings with eco-friendly methods and faster construction times, and it’s no surprise FDR is changing the way we rebuild roads, including hybrid engineering.

  • Reuses 100% of your existing road in-place.
  • Eliminates deep pavement crack patterns.
  • Restore structural integrity of pavement.
  • Preventatively address moisture issues

FDR Vs Reconstruction

A Responsible Investment in Infrastructure

money-saved

40-80%

Cost Savings

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80-99%

Fewer Truck Loads

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15x Less

Roadway Materials

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30-80%

Time Savings

How Full Depth Reclamation Works

Reusing Material, Restoring Roads

Road Pulzerization

Pulverize

Pulverize existing pavement and convert it into a usable base.

Road Stabilization

Stabilize

Stabilize base using additives to increase strength and durability

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Shape

Shape and compact the material, creating a smooth, stable surface.

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Apply

Apply a wearing course for added protection and stability.

FDR = GREEN SAVINGS

By using cold processes, reusing materials, working on-site, and reducing trucks, FDR can decrease greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy.

Rebuilt to Last

Problematic bases, mill and fills and overlays don’t address the underlying problem – they simply address the appearance, sealing in cracks and moisture. This means cracks in the HMA or underlying material will likely reflect through, forcing roadway owners to continually re-address the same problem. FDR doesn’t just cover the problem, it eliminates the main cause of surface failures.

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Reinforced Strength

Full Depth Reclamation distributes load pressures over a greater surface area, allowing for better bridging over the subgrade. This means high traffic roads are better able maintain their structural integrity and hold strong for the long haul.

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CASE STUDY: Cook County, Orland Park

Full-depth reclamation was chosen over a more traditional remove and replace approach because deep underlying pavement problems could be resolved and structural performance targets could be met at a fraction of the cost.
  • truck-loads
    98% - 99% Fewer
    Semi Truck Loads
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    20% - 60%
    Less Time
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    45% - 53%
    Cost Savings
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