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.

An article highlighting the Woodcliff Office Park project in Fairport, NY was recently published on ForConstructionPros.com that features Ruston Paving and the process of FDR (full depth reclamation).  To read the entire article, click HERE.

FDR in Tight Areas Article

Aug 052011

Ruston Paving’s website got a facelift!  While you’re checking it out, be sure to look through our new Recycling section.

Ruston Paving's Recycling Page


Reclamation at ClairmontSpreading Portland Cement

When Jory Alteri, a senior project manager from our Durham, NC division, visited Clairmont at Hillandale Apartments, he knew he could solve the distressed pavement issues and provide the owner with a solid pavement structure for Phase 2.  Utilizing Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) we would be able to recycle the existing pavement and re-use the base following the stabilization with portland cement.  The construction was completed in phases to allow the owner to begin selling and leasing finished units.   The second, more difficult, phase of the project had several tight parking areas as well as some longer, open drive lanes.  A Bomag MPH 100 reclaimer was utilized in the tight areas and a larger Wirtgen 2400 reclaimer was used along the drive lanes.   Portland cement, the stabilizing additive, was then incorporated utilizing a Stoltzfus site spreader.  The 20,000 square foot area was finished in one day while allowing other trades to continue working around the apartment complex.

Our latest YouTube video features Ruston Paving performing the full depth reclamation (FDR) process from start to finish. Chapel Hill Country Club located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina reconnected with Ruston Paving for another project after working closely with us during the reconstruction of their parking areas two years ago. A bank of 4 tennis courts were in such disrepair that the club feared that they would need to completely excavate and rebuild them starting from scratch. Mark Rogers, our North Carolina Division Manager, quickly identified FDR with portland cement as an obvious solution to minimize cost and reduce damage to adjacent grounds. Utilizing FDR with portland cement, we were able to reclaim and recycle the existing surface and base material (that had already been purchased years ago) and stabilize it with portland cement.  This limited the amount of new imported construction material and the amount of exported waste materials. More can be learned about the FDR process here.

Stoltz Manufacturing came down to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to oversee the start-up of our new site spreader.  The operation of the new equipment was flawless.  We are proud to represent them on YouTube.

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