"Full-depth reclamation projects we did ten years ago, we haven't had to do anything to. There isn't anything out there for the money that will save you the amount of time and dollars that this machine does."
– Fred Nardini, Commissioner, San Patricio County, TX
– Charles Clemons, County of McLennan, TX
– Gary Douglas, Public Works Director, Lower Township, NJ
Easy and Affordable Full-Depth Reclamation
Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) is easier and more affordable with an Asphalt Zipper® reclaimer. FDR is the process where a road reclaimer is used to reclaim or pulverize existing pavement and road materials into a reusable form, helping solve base problems, rather than just covering them up. Since the 1960's asphalt reclamation with a large self-contained asphalt reclaimer has gained popularity but has been too expensive for many. Asphalt Zipper machines harness the benefits of road reclaimers in very powerful, yet affordable and easy to use attachments. Also see Soil Stabilization.
Pulverize asphalt or chip seal surface and blend with a predetermined portion of the base.* Inject water through spraybar.
Grade and reshape. Hydrate as needed.
Compact with sufficient moisture.†
Thereafter it can be paved or sealed.
* Avoid rocks over 3 inches / 75 mm in size. When additional material or stabilizer is desired, see steps under Soil Stabilization.
† Be sure to know the effective compaction depth of your equipment and compact in lifts if necessary. Better results are achieved using heavier vibratory compactors.