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

truck-load-savings

80-99%

Fewer Truck Loads

recycled-savings

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

Shape

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

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.

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.

CASE STUDY: Cook County, Orland Park – FDR (Full Depth Reclamation)

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.
  • 98% - 99% Fewer
    Semi Truck Loads
  • 20% - 60%
    Less Time
  • 45% - 53%
    Cost Savings
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