Pavement Reconstruction

Our services include:

  • Pavement removal
  • Spot dig outs
  • Full depth reclamation
  • Subgrade re-construction
  • Soil stabilization
  • Cement treatment
  • Lime treatment
  • Cement treated base installation

Pavement Reconstruction

There comes a time when, even after proper preventative maintenance and pavement preservation programs, a roadway will reach the end of it’s life and can no longer carry traffic as designed or meet motorist or foot traffic expectations. Routine pavement maintenance will greatly extend the life of a roadway and reduce costs over time, but at some point pavement reconstruction is the only option for keeping a roadway active once structural integrity is lost due to the environment and usage. Potholes and cracks are two of the main reasons for a pavement reconstruction project. Although pavement rehabilitation can also be used to remedy potholes, cracks and other damage - at some point pavement reconstruction becomes the more cost-effective solution.

Pavement reconstruction involves removing the existing asphalt or concrete pavement down to the ground. Because pavement reconstruction grinds and mills the pavement to the greatest depth possible, damage such as potholes are completely eliminated. The pavement reconstruction project then involves building the pavement and roadway back up layer by layer. The end result is new pavement from the ground up as if the roadway was new. Once a pavement reconstruction project is finished, the road can go back onto a regular preventative maintenance schedule, extending the period of time needed before the next pavement reconstruction.

Pavement reconstruction can also include the rebuilding of roadway appurtenances. Curbs and gutters can also be worn and damaged to the point of needing repair or replacement which is often done as part of a pavement reconstruction project. Guardrails, sidewalks and lighting is often needed for both foot traffic and vehicle traffic pavement projects. In other cases, the project might include large underground drainage or utility cabling. Repair and replacement of appurtenances goes beyond the scope of pavement rehabilitation where structural enhancements are used to extend the service life of an existing pavement - because a pavement reconstruction project removes asphalt or concrete layers to the ground, appurtenances are often exposed making repair and replacement a requirement.

Pavement reconstruction should be thought of as rebuilding a road from scratch once it can no longer be maintained or repaired properly. The existing asphalt or concrete pavement is essentially removed down to the ground level then built back up layer by layer. Construction is often needed in the case of roadway appurtenance repair. It is important to select the right pavement contractor as, in the case of a city paving project, asphalt and concrete pavement reconstruction projects can cause traffic disruptions and finishing a job on time and on budget are essential. Pavement reconstruction is not just about fixing a pothole or getting the bumps out of asphalt pavement, it is part of a comprehensive strategy to save time and cost over the lifetime of a vehicle or pedestrian roadway.

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