How We Approach Full-Depth Reclamation to Improve Airport Runways

How We Approach Full-Depth Reclamation to Improve Airport Runways

When full-depth pavement reconstruction isn’t financially feasible, and mill and overlay only offers a short-term solution, airports often find themselves in a bind.

To minimize disruption of airport operations and keep cost down, Bolton & Menk applies the full-depth reclamation (FDR) process to reconstruct the airport’s pavement. FDR is the process of pulverizing the existing thickness of asphalt surface and blending it with the underlying aggregate base layer to form a reclaimed asphalt base. This layer is then shaped, graded, and compacted, with a new asphalt surface paved upon it. Bolton & Menk uses the FDR process to recycle existing materials to provide a high-quality product at a substantially lower cost. How we approach full-depth reclamation in our past work with the Federal Aviation Administration paved the way for the process to officially be used at airports. 

How We Approach Full-Depth Reclamation to Improve Airport Runways Infographic

Learn more about how we’ve used FDR at Airport 15/33 runways in these cities!

G23_532 BMI - Top Workplace Award_Email Signature

Named one of the very best workplaces in the States of Minnesota and Iowa! We’re proud to rank in the Top 50 on the list, and even prouder that we were voted in by our own employees.