of utility trench opened in asphalt
Asphalt Zipper® machines simultaneously cut a straight edge and pulverize asphalt into reusable material, virtually eliminating saw cutting, chunking, trucking and disposal costs.
Comparison - 1,000 Foot Trench
Asphalt Zipper® Method
Cost & Time Savings
Asphalt Zipper® Method
SAVE $10,000on average
About 1 hour
By “Zipping” instead of saw-cutting, chunking, loading, hauling, disposal, and backfill, a 1,000-foot trench that would typically take two or three days can be opened in about an hour, with approximate cost savings of $10,000, based on national averages of Asphalt Zipper machine owners.
Our guys can't even finish their coffee before it's time to start digging.
15 to 20 minutes instead of all day.
We're able to grind in 2 hours what would normally take us 2 days.
The speed is unbelievable.
The Absolute, Fastest Most Economical Way to Open Utility Trench in Asphalt
Asphalt Zipper® machines simultaneously cut a straight edge and pulverize asphalt into reusable material.
Pulverized Reusable Material
The asphalt is cut and pulverized into reusable material in one pass.
We took the Zipped material to our lab and found it was a spec-quality product.
Produces spec-comparable material
Superior Straight Edge
The Zipper makes a very clean edge, which enables a cold lap joint with no problem whatsoever.
Improves Joint Bond Strength
University research has proven that a scarified, interlocking ‘Zipped’ edge improves joint bond strength 25 percent over a saw-cut edge.
Universal Bucket Mounting System
Great for Making T-Cuts
Asphalt Zipper machines are also ideal for making T-cuts and insetting trench plates when necessary.
With the Zipper I don't have to saw-cut my utility trench or haul and dump my asphalt anymore. I just put the Zipper in the ground and go. The speed is unbelievable. The cost of the machine is no object because of how much it saves you.
We're able to grind 1000 feet of utility trench, 9 feet wide, in 2 hours, that would normally take us 2 days. I can't think of another piece of equipment that has been as beneficial in keeping our costs down as the Asphalt Zipper.
If you're not opening utility trench with an Asphalt Zipper, it's like having to ride a bicycle instead of driving a car.
If you have a big utility trench job, you can't beat it. It's just one whole facet of the job we don't have to worry about; we just Zip it.