Ruston Paving was contracted by Dawn Homes, the owners of Village Green Apartments, to mill off 4″ of the existing pavement and install a new surface course of asphalt at one of the complex’s parking lots. However, once the existing material was removed, it was apparent that the subbase was too soft, which was the cause of the pavement’s failure. Dawn Homes was already familiar with the benefits of full depth reclamation, having used the process on one of its other properties. So when FDR was proposed, they agreed to that viable option. Now that the subbase has been stabilized and the new asphalt layer installed, the parking lot will provide years of value to Dawn Homes and the residents at Village Green.

Paving Village GreenVillage Green (finished)

In 2011, flooding from Tropical Storm Lee caused significant damage to the Owego-Apalachin School District. Consequently, FEMA announced the approval of $23 million in funding to relocate its schools to a less flood-prone area and construct the administrative, maintenance, and storage buildings that were badly damaged. One of the final steps was to reconstruct the roadway through the school’s campus, which was originally budgeted to cost $800,000. By utilizing the Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) process, Ruston Paving’s Syracuse division was awarded the job and saved the district $300,000.

We were able to coordinate and present an on-site FDR seminar with the reclamation work, which was attended by school officials, local companies and municipalities. WICZ, the local FOX affiliate, even came out to do a TV news story about the project.

Owego Schools FDR Seminar

Owego Schools FDR

BiomerieuxAs bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, continues to expand its US headquarters in Durham, Ruston Paving is proud to once again work onsite. After removing the topsoil, our crews stabilized the area for a new parking lot by using the process of soil stabilization. An asphalt pavement layer was then installed along with new sidewalks.

Kennametal (FDR)Ruston Paving was contacted by Kennemetal to reconstruct its aging parking lot. Over the years, the pavement structure had failed and there were serious drainage issues that needed to be addressed. After listening to the engineering manager on site, we suggested the full depth reclamation process. This process would provide a strong subbase and allow us to reshape the parking, thereby eliminating the drainage problems. The entire lot was then paved with two lifts of hot mix asphalt.

While on site, all of our employees noticed Kennametal’s safety banner touting 100 Reasons To Be 100% Safe. It’s nice to work with a company that shares Ruston Paving’s commitment to working safely!

Fort Lee Baptist ChurchRuston Paving was contacted directly by the Fort Lee Baptist Church, near the Richmond Airport, to reconstruct its parking lot.  A church representative gave us numerous compliments on the crews’ professionalism, work ethic, and safety measures.  He made a point to say that both our foremen took the time to answer his questions in the field and treated him with respect and courtesy, even when they were in the middle of something.  This type of courtesy goes a long way, and it did not go unnoticed.  Hats off to the crews – you are what sets us apart from our competition!

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A large consumer goods manufacturer in the Richmond area had plans to remove and replace some failing areas of a large parking lot. During conversations with the project’s general contractor about the scope of work, we suggested a full depth reclamation (FDR) option that would save the company both time and money while still maintaining their tight schedule.

While they were initially unfamiliar with FDR, our experience with and explanation of the process gave them the piece of mind to move forward with the value engineering option. As usual, our Ruston Paving crews did not disappoint as the project turned out beautifully and lived up to all expectations. Ruston Paving certainly looks forward to working with them on future improvements throughout their campus.

United Rentals - Aerial YardThe aerial yard at United Rentals’ Herndon facility needed to be reconstructed and repaved. Because this lot acts as a main hub for all their Northern Virginia aerial lift equipment, hitting the project deadline was paramount. A portion of the lot was reconstructed in-place by using our full depth reclamation process while the rest of the area received a shim and overlay. Our Ruston Paving crews performed all the work in 5 working days to minimize disruption and get them back open for business.

Special thanks to United Rentals’ facility manager, who was able to take this picture from one of their man-lifts. Everyone at United Rentals was impressed with our crews and very pleased with the finished product. Great team effort all around to get the job done!

Deep River Office ParkChildress Klein, one of the largest real estate firms in the Southeast, contracted Ruston Paving to remove the old pavement at their Deep River Office Park property  and install a new surface course. Once our crews assembled on-site and the existing pavement was removed, we found that the subbase lacked the proper strength and should also be replaced.

By using the full depth reclamation process, we were able to transform the deteriorated parking area into one that will last for years to come!

Saddle Club TownhomesRuston Paving was certainly up to the challenge when Saddle Club Townhomes decided to reconstruct 8 of its 17 parking areas. The residents were very understanding as they were asked to park in alternate areas while our crews pulverized, stabilized and paved their lots.

Initially, the repair process of asphalt milling and paving was considered by the owner, Dawn Home Management; however, when concerns about the base were voiced, the full depth reclamation (FDR) process was suggested and agreed upon as it would save both time and money when compared to traditional reconstruction methods. DHM has been so pleased they’re considering reconstructing the remaining lots next year!

The Peggs CoRuston Paving was contacted by The Peggs Company to come up with a way to pave their old, pothole-ravaged, stone yard.  The Pegg’s Company warehouse assembles mass quantities of new shopping carts along with reconditioning older carts.  This yard is used for staging supplies and shipping/receiving 18-wheeler deliveries.  After regrading the site to achieve positive drainage, the crews seen here are stabilizing the yard and prepping the site for paving, which is set to take place after the holiday weekend.  The manager and employees have all stopped out to see the work and have been impressed with the crews, the fleet of Ruston Blue equipment, and stabilization process as a whole.  Great work all the way around!

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