Cold In-Place Recycling

innovative reconstruction process

This innovative reconstruction process is a cost-effective alternative to more traditional methods of rebuilding asphalt roadways. It is used when the existing asphalt pavement has aged, cracked, or deteriorated in other ways beyond the point of when normal road maintenance practices are feasible.

Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling is the method of milling in-place and reusing existing asphalt material (RAP). Sometimes the underlying good quality aggregate (RAM) is used to rebuild and repave a roadway without the use of heat. 

The process involves milling the top 3 to 5 inches of the existing asphalt surface. Next we use a down-cutting milling machine. We then size and mix the milled asphalt with bituminous emulsions and/or chemical additives to produce a restored pavement layer.

Once mixed, the material is conveyed into a bituminous paver and placed to the desired depth and elevations of the project plan.

Compaction of the Cold In-Place Asphalt material is completed using a 12 ton or more double-vibratory roller and 23-25 ton pneumatic tired rollers.

The CIR processes can correct cross-slope percentages, fill areas of depression, and restore curb reveal to its original curb design.

Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling Applicability

  • Raveling
  • Pot Holes
  • Bleeding
  • Skid Resistance
  • Rutting-Wear
  • Corrugation
  • Block Cracking
  • Longitudinal and Transverse Cracking
  • Reflective Cracking
  • Utility Patching and Trenching 
  • Swells, Bumps and Depressions


  • 30-50% cost savings over conventional reconstruction, saving tax dollars.
  • Minimal interruptions to normal traffic flow, roadway typically stays open during construction to lessen the impact on local residents and businesses.
  • Improvements to pavement cross slope.
  • Returning pavement curb reveal to help with storm water flow.
  • Additionally, energy is being conserved because the process does not use heat.
  • Stronger Roads, thicker asphalt bases provide a stronger foundation and renew the road lifespan.
  • Environmentally Superior Processes, natural resources are preserved.
  • No waste materials going to landfills.
  • Roadway widening can be achieved, utilizing the Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling.

Why Recycling & Reclamation?
Your Greatest Resource is the Pavement You've Aleady Paid For.

The images below are road candidates for CIR.