Have a smoother paved surface in a shorter amount of time and cheaper construction cost when you choose to work with DRYCO’s complete full depth reclamation (FDR) services.
What are the advantages with full depth reclamation (FDR)?
Recycling the paved surface means less waste and a better environmental impact.
Enjoy a stronger and more consistent base through the process.
Smoother Paved Surfaces
Full depth reclamation takes care of potholes, bumps, and other uneven surfaces on your paved surfaces.
The recycling portion of FDR means less construction time and fewer hassles.
Due to the stronger and more robust base, FDR allows for a thinner top layer of asphalt.
Re-using the paved materials saves you money in materials, trucking, labor, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
FDR is a way to mill and re-use your existing pavement materials and base to form the new base. In general, the process works like this:
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) is a way to recycle an existing pavement and its sub base and use it to create a newly paved area. It is both a cost effective and green solution because it reuses the old asphalt and avoids the cost of new materials and transportation for that material. FDR is accomplished using special equipment that churns up and pulverizes the existing pavement before mixing it with a binding agent (usually cement or lime) which is compacted.
Then the “new” surface is compacted and placed over the top (either asphalt or concrete).
FDR currently averages between $11 and $20 per square foot of rehabilitated pavement. Choosing full depth reclamation to rehabilitate your pavement instead of tearing it out and laying down new pavement generally saves you between 20% and 30% of the cost for new pavement.
First, we use a large machine called a pulverizer that churns up and pulverizes the current pavement. Then, cement or another binding agent is mixed into the material and water is added to keep the cement hydrated. Next, the new surface is compacted and graded. Finally, an overlay is added to ensure a smooth, strong surface.
FDR is only suitable for areas of pavement failure greater than 15,000 square feet. For areas smaller than 15,000 square feet, we don’t recommend FDR due to cost. Reach out to DRYCO to see if FDR is the right solution to rehabilitate your pavement.
FDR is actually a great solution for pavement with subgrade issues. Since part of the process involves churning up the base, sub base issues can be addressed easily before the pavement is rehabilitated.
Drainage issues can be corrected during FDR to prevent the water from impacting the strength and stability of the new pavement. FDR can help some drainage issues because it includes cement when remixing the pulverized asphalt, and the cement will absorb extra moisture. Utility lines should all be marked clearly before FDR can take place. While some lines will not need to be moved because FDR doesn’t go deeper than the sub base layer, occasionally, some lines may need to be lowered during the process; it depends on how deep the existing lines are. As part of FDR, DRYCO will assess any drainage or utility issues prior to beginning the process.
Sealcoating pavement is usually recommended every three to five years as part of a maintenance program, with the first application at least 12 months after a new surface is laid.
FDR can be a long term solution for failed pavement. On average, pavement that is rehabilitated through FDR can last 20 to 25 years as long as the pavement is well maintained and any base, sub base, or drainage issues have been addressed.
FDR is a relatively quick process (three days), but part of the process allows for some time for the new mix pavement to cure. It can be phased to minimize impact to your business and customers.
Frequently Asked Questions on FDR
If you have an upcoming job where you think full-depth reclamation would be a good fit, then simply contact DRYCO using this form to schedule a FREE estimate. One of our experienced estimators will visit your job site and deliver a competitive estimate for your project.
DRYCO – Your Local Full-Depth Reclamation Experts Throughout Oakland, CA
If you are a business owner or property manager in the greater Oakland area, then we understand all the tasks and responsibilities that you juggle.
And at DRYCO, we believe your paved and asphalt areas should not be one of these tasks.
That’s why offer complete and turnkey pavement and asphalt solutions, including full-depth reclamation, so that you can focus on what matters: growing your business and taking care of your team and employees.
If you are ready to say good-bye to your pavement issues, then contact the DRYCO team today and schedule your free estimate!
With your business or commercial lot located in Oakland, you are familiar with how the city is bustling with trade, shipyards, and freight.
Home to one of the busiest ports in the United States, Oakland serves as a backbone to America’s Pacific Ocean trade and shipping. This results in large areas of pavement, asphalt, and concrete that need to be maintained and occasionally replaced.
At DRYCO, our goal is to make planning, building, developing, and maintaining your large parking lots and other pavement structures. No matter if you are a maintenance director or head of company planning and expansion, we want to make your job easier.
As a major port in California with a population of over 400,000 people, Oakland’s future continues to be built on commerce and industry, particularly with the shipping and freight industries.
As the Oakland Chamber of Commerce states, they are “Working actively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to ensure that the region’s workforce preparation system is responsive to the needs of both employers and job seekers. This includes engaging with industry and education providers to create and shape college and career pathways as well as curriculum. The Chamber is participating in industry sector partnerships from Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) to Transportation and Logistics. These partnerships help address the workforce needs within target industries and expands employer participation.”
As the city and its commerce grow, you don’t need to be left behind when it comes to your paving, asphalt, and other construction and maintenance needs. Partner with DRYCO and let us give you the freedom to focus on what really matters: growing your business and serving your clients!
We are familiar with all the Oakland building codes, and when you work with us, we assure you that your project will fully comply with all city and county codes and regulations.
The crews and team at DRYCO are equipped to handle any commercial project that your property needs for maintenance, ADA compliance, or to create a new look for your business for future growth.
These services include:
- Asphalt paving
- Concrete work
- Parking lot maintenance
- Parking lot striping
- Game courts & playgrounds
- Commercial fencing
Call us today at 800-378-2177 for your free estimate for your project!
We serve the following Oakland zip codes with our FDR services:
94601, 94602, 94603, 94604, 94605, 94607, 94608, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94613, 94614, 94615, 94617, 94618, 94619, 94620, 94621, 94622, 94623, 94624, 94649, 94659, 94660, 94661, 94662, 94666, and many more!
We serve the complete city and area of Oakland, including the following boroughs and neighborhoods:
Acorn Industrial, Adams Point, Allendale, Arroyo Viejo, Bartlett, Bella Vista, Beulah Heights, Broadway, Brookfield Village, Bushrod Neighborhood, Caballo Hills, Castlemont, Chabot Park, Chinatown, City Center, Civic Center, Claremont HIlls, Clawson, Cleveland Heights, Clinton, Coliseum, Coliseum Industrial, Columbia Gardens, Columbia Park, Cox, Crestmont, Crocker Highlands, Dimond District, Dogtown, Downtoan Oakland, Durant Manor, EAstomnt, East Peralta, Edgewater, Elmhurst Park, Fairfax, Fairveiw Park, Fitchburg, Forestland, Fremont, Frick, Gaskill, Ghosttown, Glen Echo, Glenview, Golden Gate, Grass Valley, Haddon Hill, Havenscourt, Hawthorne, Hegenberger, Highalnd Park, Holy Names University, Iveywood, Ivy Hill, JAMMI, Jefferson, Jingletown, Joaquin Miller park, Lakeside, Laney College, Las Palmas, Lower Laurel, Lynn, Meadow Brook, Melrose HEights, Merriewood, Mills College, Monclair Village, Mosswood, North Oakland, Pill Hill, Patten, Rockridge, Redwood Heights, Shepherd Canyon, South Kennedy Tract, South Prescott, Spencer, Temescal, The Laurel District, Trestle Glen, Upper Laurel, Uptown, Vernon Heights, Village Bottoms, Waverly, Webster, Wentworth Holland, West Oakland, Wilshire Heights, Woodland, Woodminster, and many more.
Wondering what it’s like to work with DRYCO? Read these reviews from Diane and Tiffany!
“DRYCO provided my company with an effective pavement maintenance plan. This was most helpful to budget our maintenance repairs and costs. DRYCO did an outstanding job on all of our properties. The crews are very professional and courteous. Scheduling and budgeting were all kept within our criteria….EXCELLENT Company”
“DRYCO always comes through for me on my commercial projects. They are great with Tenant coordination. No change orders. Very detailed bid proposals with options on how to save the owner money! They are included in all my asphalt and concrete bids! They always get bids in on time and when awarded the job, the job is done on schedule!” Tiffany Lauchlan – Associate Director – Cushman & Wakefield
Have a paving, striping, sealcoat, or paving project in Oakland that needs a bid?
Are you in charge of maintenance for a commercial property that needs some attention and repairs? Does your property need ADA upgrades?
No matter what your commercial job is, DRYCO is here to help.