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What is Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling?
This innovative road reconstruction process is a fast, cost-effective alternative to more traditional methods of rebuilding asphalt roadways. You can use it when existing pavement has aged, cracked or deteriorated beyond the point that normal road maintenance operations are practical or cost effective.
Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling makes use of the original aggregate and some of the old asphalt cement that bound the aggregate into binders and wearing courses. Not only is this older aggregate often high quality, re-using it eases demand for quality virgin aggregate, which is in limited supply in many areas.
Cold In-Place Recycling has been used since the early 1980´s to reconstruct nearly every type of asphalt-based roadway. These projects include "farm-to-market" roads that were constructed without a proper asphalt base, busy residential roads, urban commuter thoroughfares, and major feeder systems for industrial parks. This process can also be used to rehabilitate all types of asphalt pavement including airport taxiways/runways and parking lots for heavy industrial, commercial and institutional uses.
What is the Cold In-Place Recycling Process?
One of the major advantages of this process is its speed and simplicity:
Following a brief curing period of approximately one - two weeks, a surface course of new hot mix asphalt 1-1/2" to 2" in depth is applied on top of the recycled base to complete the road reconstruction process. The thickness of the new surface mix placed over the recycled base will depend upon the use and traffic loading of the area being reconstructed.
Cold In-Place Recycling is one of the fastest growing road reconstruction techniques available. It is fast, cost-effective, and can produce a strong base course using existing road material and is one of the most “green” highway technologies used today.
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