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

Old Dominion (paving)Old Dominion Freight Line, a nationwide shipping company, was expanding its commercial truck and employee parking lots. Initially D.F. Chase, the general contractor on the job, was soliciting bids to install some thick, heavy duty lifts of stone and asphalt to carry the load of the trucking fleet. However, we were able to save Old Dominion money by proposing to stabilize the subbase with Portland cement increasing the overall structural capacity of the pavement section and enabling a cost savings on asphalt.

Understandably, the company was certainly pleased with Ruston Paving’s ability to think outside the box and deliver a superior finished product.

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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!

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 newly paved road at Keswick Estates overlooking the historic Keswick Hall and their renowned golf course is truly breathtaking.  This project consisted of FDR for this entire road with patching and overlay throughout the rest of the neighborhood.  The crews worked relentlessly to keep the job site safe and clean while paying attention to detail as they worked through the rolling hills of the golf course and alongside the practice greens.  Ruston Paving has received numerous compliments from the home owners, property managers, and engineers for our quality of work, organization of the job site, and most importantly the professionalism of all our crews.  Great work all around and many thanks to all who traveled down/up to make this project successful – it was a true team effort!

Keswick Club (finished)

ImagePress (FDR)Ruston Paving’s Syracuse crews, with help from some key Rochester employees, did a fantastic job reconstructing this distressed parking lot for Image Press, a nationally recognized digital printing company. The entire property is located in a very wet area in the Town of Cicero; however, by utilizing a full depth reclamation process with Portland cement, we were able to stabilize the lot and provide a finished product that will serve them for years to come.

Home Comfort (FDR)Home Comfort (paving)

Home Comfort is planning to move their office from Jefferson Road to a location in Scottsville. Before they could move in, Home Comfort wanted Ruston Paving to reconstruct the existing parking lot. By using our full depth reclamation process, our Rochester crews were able to pulverize everything on-site and reconstruct a solid base on which to pave. Home Comfort was extremely pleased with the professionalism and quality work our crews displayed.

FDR at Days Inn (Durham)After completing interior renovations, the Days Inn of Durham was ready to fix their 20+ year old parking lot.  Pictured is a crew from Ruston Paving’s Durham division that is completing the process of full depth reclamation (FDR) on the failing lot.  The FDR process allowed us to repair the entire pavement section and correct the drainage issues onsite.  We were able to work with the customer and phase the project to keep the active hotel up and running.

The owner has been very impressed with the professionalism of our crews and quality of the work.

Due to a tremendous amount of heavy traffic over the years, one of the roadways at Chamberlin Rubber Company required some major repair. Ruston Paving proposed four different reconstruction options and discussed the pros and cons of each with Chamberlin. It was ultimately decided to bring in one of our Wirtgen reclaimers and utilize the full depth reclamation process. This required our Rochester division’s crews to pulverize the existing pavement and a portion of the underlying subbase and stabilize it with Portland cement. After the material was allowed to cure, we installed a binder and surface course of hot mix asphalt. Now the newly reconstructed road will last for years to come.Chamberlain Rubber - FDR

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