Stabilization/Full Depth Reclamation

Cement, Lime, Foamed Asphalt

A good foundation is important for any structure, especially pavements. We offer a unique stabilization and reclamation process providing an economical, long-lasting alternative to deteriorating roads and parking lots. Cement stabilization increases the stiffness and strength of the base material. Cement offers a strong uniform support system, which reduces stresses to the subgrade. Stabilization forms a moisture-resistant base that prevents water accumulation. Therefore, the pavement maintains increased strength, even when saturated. Most importantly, it is an environmentally friendly solution.

By using the existing material, Full Depth Reclamation saves money while preserving natural resources.  Better stabilization also improves roads. When completed correctly, the road's life cycle can be improved by up to 30 years.

Services Include:

  • New Base Construction
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Full Depth Reclamation
  • Base Stabilization

New Base Construction

New base construction is any project’s fundamental element. This part of the structural system supports and anchors the surface and transmits the load directly to the earth. Much like a new house is built on solid footing, base construction is imperative when establishing a foundation for roads and other construction projects. We have extensive experience in this area, so let Atlanta Paving be the foundation of your project.

Soil Stabilization

Soil Stabilization is the alteration of soils to enhance their physical properties. Increasing the soil’s strength controls the shrink or swell properties of soil. This helps improve the load bearing capacity to support pavements and foundations. Within Atlanta, completed projects include soil stabilization as well as lime, cement and foamed asphalt stabilization. Soil stabilization is an important factor in the process of Full Depth Reclamation.

Full Depth Reclamation

First, old asphalt and base materials are pulverized. Next, water is added to the demolished material until optimal moisture content for compaction is reached. Then a variety of materials, such as dry cement, lime, fly ash, or asphalt emulsion are incorporated for stabilization. After shaping and grading, the mixture is compacted to produce a strong, durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface. This increases the road’s life cycle and reduces maintenance costs.

Base Stabilization

Base Stabilization is a non-destructive method, which solves environmental damage caused by heavy traffic loads. Usually base stabilization is employed with other concrete pavement restoration methods, including patching and diamond grinding. Base stabilization is part of the Full Depth Reclamation process.