Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) is a process that recycles asphalt and aggregate from failed roads, with cement and water to create a stable solid base for resurfacing with asphalt or concrete wearing surface. The process involves pulverizing the existing asphalt surface, mixing cement and water with the pulverized asphalt and existing aggregates/soil, rolling, shaping and grading the new base, and adding a new wearing course.
FDR has saved cities and counties up to 50% of their pavement costs compared to traditional remove and replace methods.
Conserving construction materials through recycling with cement makes smart economic and strategic sense. A century of modern growth and urbanization in America has depleted once plentiful aggregate supplies. Continuing to exhaust these valuable resources to rebuild existing roads only propagates and accelerates the problem. Material conservation utilizing Full Depth Reclamation with cement is a wise choice.