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.
DRYCO – Your Local Full-Depth Reclamation Experts Throughout San Francisco, CA
If you are a business owner or property manager in the greater San Francisco 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 San Francisco, you are familiar with how the city and county of San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
With the Golden Gate Bridge, multiple hills, and the border with the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a city with diverse cultures and businesses.
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 the fourth most populous city in California with a population of over 800,000 people, San Francisco’s future continues to be bright.
As the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce states: “With San Francisco’s laudable economic success comes challenges of affordability, mobility, growth and other issues. We work to advance an agenda that supports economic sustainability, as well as attract the talent and visitors that will help keep our city strong and prosperous for years to come.”
As the city and its commerce grows, 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 building codes of the City of San Francisco, and when you work with use, 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 San Francisco zip codes with our full-depth reclamation and paving services:
94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94128, 94129, 94130, 941313, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94137, 94158, and many more!
We serve the complete city and area of San Francisco, including the following boroughs and neighborhoods:
Seacliff, Presidio, Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, Chinatown, Financial District, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Inner Richmond, Outer Richmond, Golden Gate Park, Outer Sunset, Inner Sunset, Parkside, Lakeshore, Ocean View, Outer Mission, West of Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Twin Peaks, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Bayview, Potrero Hill, Mission, Bernal Heights, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Castro & Upper Market, Downtown & Civic Center, South Of Market, Nob Hill, and many more.
Wondering what it’s like to work with DRYCO? Read these reviews from Angela and Josh!
“Dryco’s team is superb – from their office support staff, and organized schedulers, to their onsite ‘Minions’ (workers that make it all happen) you won’t find a better team! They consistently advise and educate their customers, they strive to meet or exceed your expectations for each & every scope, and their pricing is competitive! When it comes to executing the project, the job is performed by professional onsite personnel and always delivered on time! Truly a top-notch contractor for all your asphalt, concrete, or fencing needs!”
“DRYCO has always provided competitive pricing and quality production of work on all projects they have performed for us. I highly recommend them to anybody interested in a good commercial subcontractor.”
Have a paving, striping, sealcoat, or paving project in San Francisco 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.