Team Elmer's

Pulverizing | Milling | Road Widening

Full-depth reclamation (FDR) is a roadway recycling process, formerly known as pulverizing, in which all of the pavement and some of the underlying material is pulverized and treated with an additive to produce an improved, stabilized base.

FDR saves money while preserving natural resources by using existing materials and conserving aggregates. The road performance is improved through better stabilization, building a stronger, low-maintenance road that will last for many years.

Use full-depth reclamation for:

  • Soil stabilizations jobs
  • Soil amendment projects
  • Roadways
  • Parking lots
  • Exisiting projects to be rehabilitated
  • Golf course paths
  • To be recycled and used as a new aggregate base
  • Grade change elevations in existing asphalt installations


Benefits of full-depth reclamation

  • Lower construction costs: existing materials are reused
  • Environmentally-friendly: materials and energy are conserved and old paving material is reused rather than hauled away and discarded
  • Deterioration issues are addressed: removal of full-depth of the road/parking lot eliminates reflective cracking and creates a homogenous cross-section
  • Speed: depending on soil type and bit thickness, we can process 18,000 square yards per day and asphalt overlay can be placed within just five days
     

The Full-Depth Reclamation Process

Evaluation
Team Elmer's will first evaluate existing conditions to determine the mix design specific to your project.

Initial Pulverization
After the evaluation, the pulverizing machine will crush and blend the existing pavement and some of the underlying material. This eliminates deep cracks that can ultimately lead to reflective cracking.

Compaction and Initial Grading
Following pulverization, the material will be compacted with a pad foot roller. Initial shaping utilizes our computer-controlled grading equipment. Team Elmer’s can add or remove material to obtain the desired cross-section and surface profile.

Stabilization
Bituminous, chemical or mechanical materials are incorporated if the mix design requires additional stabilization--as determined in our initial evaluation.

Final Blending and Grading
After stabilization, the materials are kneaded with the pad foot roller and graded to the final profile. The base is then sealed with a smooth drum roller. The surface can be paved or chip sealed within five days.

Laboratory testing and monitoring will be performed throughout the entire process. This allows for field adjustments to the project mix design as conditions change.


Milling

Mill concrete, asphalt, or cut gravel to grade with our milling and widener equipment. Where full-depth reclamation (pulverization) turns asphalt into a gravel-like material, milling actually removes a layer of material--depths ranging from 1/10th of an inch up to 13 inches-- leaving the remaining depths intact.

  • A PR650 capable of profile milling up to 1 foot depths at 7 feet 3 inches wide
  • A variable width cutting head for trenching from 2 feet, 3 feet, or 4 feet wide
  • Wirtgen 2100 Mill
  • Theoretical Capacity of the discharge conveyor is 719 cubic yards per hour
  • Maximum operating weight is 86,200 pounds
  • Equipped with a Cat C-18 – 700 horse power engine

Automation is possible to create proper drainage and control grade for correct slope.

 

Road widening

Road widening is primarily used for placing 23-A aggregate on the shoulders of existing roads from a width of 2 ft. to 10 ft wide. The depth and material quantity will vary based on job specifications and grade slope.This service is also used for placing aggregate base (22-A) when a lane is added to an existing road and site constraints do not allow standard trucking delivery.

Ideal for:

  • City Streets
  • Private Roads
  • County Roads
  • State Highways

 

King's Challenge

Tight timelines and tricky terrain? No problem. Click here to learn how Team Elmer's tackled these challenges to deliver world-class paths, driveway and parking area to a "signature course" golf destination in Leelanau County.