Full-Depth Reclamation

Deteriorating roads are a constant problem for cities and counties. That’s why engineers and public works officials are turning to a process called Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) with cement.

This process rebuilds worn out asphalt pavements by recycling the existing roadway. The old asphalt and base materials are pulverized, mixed with cement and water, and compacted to produce a strong, durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface. 

Full-depth reclamation uses the old asphalt and base material for the new road. There’s no need to haul in aggregate or haul out old material for disposal. Truck traffic is reduced, and there is little or no waste.  FDR uses the materials from the deteriorated asphalt pavement, and, with the addition of cement, creates a new stabilized base.

A surface consisting of a thin bituminous chip seal, hot-mix asphalt, or concrete completes the road. The recycled base will be stronger, more uniform, and more moisture resistant than the original base, resulting in a long, low-maintenance life. And most important, recycling costs are normally at least 25% to 50% less than the removal and replacement of the old pavement.

Benefits of FDR

  • Money saving pavement strategy
  • High load carrying capacity
  • Creates safer roads
  • Stablizied road widening
  • Corrects drainage problems
  • Erases reflective cracking & rutting
  • Eliminiates the movement of base materials
  • Simple and fast to design, bid and construct
  • Environmentally friendly solution

CCT Mission

The mission of the CCT is to assist, promote and educate on the use of cement and concrete to drive sustainable and resilient solutions for long-life infrastructure.