Involves milling, mining & paving....this process can take anywhere between 3 to 14 days over a period of one month for a finished product in many cases. Below are the basic steps. We will be happy to plan a lunch & learn or visit your roads. Contact us today for a Presentation on the conventional paving process vs. the 100% Hot In-Place Recycled Asphalt Paving process.
2. Trucking RAP to pile
3. Sweeping & Clean-up
4. Quarry Blasting & Crushing
5. Trucking Aggregates
6. RAP Crushing & Screening
7. Asphalt Plant Produced HMA
8. Trucking HMA to site
9. Tacking milled surface
10. Paving Operation Roadside
To put this into perspective, first we moved 36,760 mt of grindings from the old road. Then 24,650 tons from the Quarry to the asphalt plant. And finally, the plant has to produce and haul 36,760 mt tons of new HMA back to the original job, all ruining the good roads. Ultimately, we must move 98,170 mt to replace the original 36,760 mt .
100% Hot In-place Recycling moves NO aggregates. Hot In place Recycled asphalt would eliminate the enormous amount of trucking needed on our already existing roads and help fight against global warming by lowering GHG's.
But remember we are not here to replace asphalt plants, we need asphalt plants! There will always be new roads, new subdivisions, etc...with growth. HIR is a complimentary road maintenance tool that should be in all municipalities toolboxes as an option were applicable.
Hot In-place Recycling can aid in all these issues:
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels growing at record values.
Rutgers University. "Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions: Delaying pavement maintenance boosts emissions and costs." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 January 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115124451.htm>.
"Cement trucks move in and out of a construction site on St. Clair Ave. W. near Christie St. Cement is an ingredient in concrete, which is indispensable but harming our planet. Scientists, lawmakers and industry are trying to figure out how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions."
Courtesy of The Star CANADA Online Article:
We depend on cement — but it’s harming our planet. So, what now? by Donovan Vincent- Sept. 21, 2019 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/09/21/solidifying-our-relationship-with-cement-a-major-source-of-greenhouse-gas.html
Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about. By Lucy Rodgers of the BBC News Ref Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46455844
100% Hot In-Place Recycling (HIR or ) is one multi-function step. We do all six functions below at the same time! This process eliminates the milled, tack surface being exposed to traffic, has no RAP waste and there is no traffic congestion due to trucking back and forth to the asphalt plants. Not to mention the benefits gained for the environment. We cut CO2 by 70% and pave more road kilometres for the same tax dollars. It's time to do what's right for the environment and the Taxpayer.
And at the end of every day we provide a finished product that is ready to be driven on.
• Hot In place recycled materials are subjected to the HMA quality control standards that ensures the HIR asphalt product meets mix design criteria and standard HMA specifications.
• All tests are performed on the Recycled Mix placed on the road after processing. This is called end result testing.
• The AC is extracted and tested after processing.
Note: Airport, highway, county and city roads are all viable applications for HIR (HIPR) process. Call today to set up a road ride assessment to see if your roads are an applicable project. We would welcome the opportunity to be your eco-friendly partner and paving contractor on the next job!
A short 3 minute video showing what Global Warming is doing to our earth. We cannot ignore the effect we as humans are having on the ecosystem of the world. We can do our part and start to Recycle Right, truly do it correct. Lower Greenhouse Gasses. We are 100% Hot In-place Recycled Asphalt Paving. We cannot replace conventional paving but we can reduce the need to produce waste, additional quarry damage and blasting, trucking which ruins our current roads, and produce less GHG's overall.