Sparrows Point High SchoolRuston Paving and Field Turf have worked together on several projects over the past couple years. So when Field Turf ran into an extremely wet site while working on the athletic field reconstruction at Sparrows Point High School, they immediately contacted us and asked if we could dry it out with our soil stabilization process.

The school is located about 2 hours from our Manassas office in Baltimore County.  We were willing to travel a farther distance than normal because of the relationship we have built with Field Turf.

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.

Builders First Source (paving)Builders First Source is preparing to move into its new facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Before opening its doors to the public, the parking and storage areas needed to be reconstructed.  We were contracted by Shelco, the project’s general contractor, to use our full depth reclamation process to rehabilitate the front asphalt parking lot and we stabilized the gravel lot in the rear. Once that was completed, we surfaced it all with asphalt pavement.

This job marks the fifth project completed for Shelco and we look forward to working with them again soon!

Pavement Maintenance ArticlePavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine just published a fantastic article about Ruston Paving’s efforts to use the full depth reclamation process on commercial projects.

Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction is the leading magazine serving contractors in the paving, sealcoating, pavement marking and sweeping industries by providing “how to” information to help contractors run their businesses more effectively and profitably.

Full-Depth Reclamation PresentationThis week Ruston Paving hosted an educational event the Greensboro, North Carolina area. Tim McConnell, our pavement and soil specialist, presented a “Lunch & Learn” meeting at the Clarion Airport Hotel. Attended by Ruston Paving customers and prospective clients, Tim helped to educate our guests on full-depth reclamation and soil stabilization.  Attendees were eligable for 2 continuing education credits.

This free presentation offered an excellent opportunity to connect with our client base and help inform others on this green alternative for blacktop reconstruction. Thanks to all those who attended; we hope you came away with new, useful information!

Oct 252012

SUNY IT (Soil Stabilization)

Ruston Paving was contracted by SUNY IT to construct a new parking lot that would serve as an overflow area for the athletic fields and field house. During the subbase placement phase, torrential rains saturated the work site. After discussing and pricing various construction options, it was determined that soil stabilization with Portland cement would be the most efficient and cost-effective method. The panoramic picture above shows the process, namely, the Stoltz cement spreader, Wirtgen reclaimer (mixing the cement and existing  subbase), sheepsfoot roller compacting the material, grader and smooth-drum roller. Because of the strength of the cement-stabilized subbase, we were able to eliminate a 2 1/2″ layer of asphalt base.  The area will be paved with a layer of asphalt binder and an asphalt top course.

YRC - Cement SpreadingYRC - Pulverizing

YRC Freight’s Baltimore yard had an overflow area that was used for trailer parking; however, the area was sinking and rutting due to the weight of the trailers.  The area eventually became so severely rutted that it was unusable. Ruston Paving was originally contacted by YRC to perform full depth stone and subgrade replacement to address the reoccurring problem.  It was then that we suggested the soil stabilization process as an alternative method.  The process mitigated costs and drastically shortened the construction schedule.  In addition to saving time and money, this process ultimately provided a more structurally sound finished product.  This project marks the third project in as many years that Ruston Paving has completed for YRC and we are proud to call them a repeat customer!

FDR SeminarTim McConnell, our pavement and soils specialist, has been making the rounds to our various divisions holding seminars on the processes of full depth reclamation (FDR) and soil stabilization.  Local engineers, along with our current and former clients, attended the seminars in hopes of gaining a greater understanding of these environmentally friendly practices.  Information was handed out at the presentations describing the processes and benefits associated with these green techniques.  By spreading the word, Ruston Paving hopes to increase awareness of these cost effective alternatives to traditional construction methods.  More information can be learned about recycling on our website

Apr 052012

Page Road Before StabilizationStabilizing Page Road Site

Ruston Paving was recently contracted by Progressive Contracting Company to stabilize the site for the new Page Road Grill at Imperial Corners in Durham.  The initial phase of the project required Progressive Contracting, which is developing the property for Tri Properties, to place up to four feet of fill over the entire site; however, the ground was so weak and wet that no equipment could be supported – that’s when we were called in.  Using 4% Calciment, our Wirtgen Reclaimer mixed the site’s top 20 inches with 100 tons of Calciment to dry the ground.  Some areas were so poor that our reclaimer sunk to the top of the tires!  By day’s end, the area was successfully dried.  The site was then proofrolled and is now being filled.  The restaurant’s construction is now back on track and Tri Properties was mighty appreciative of our efforts.

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