Industrial Asphalt Road and Dirt Work

Heritage Crystal Clean in Baytown Needed Better Drainage, a Stable Base and New Asphalt

Heritage Crystal Clean’s facilities occupy a sprawling space in Baytown. Here, the nationwide environmental services company operates multiple acres’ worth of storage and processing buildings.

The state of Heritage Crystal Clean’s property, though, was poor and leading to severe drainage and pavement issues. To correct these issues, American Paving was brought in to improve water drainage from the property, stabilize the existing base and install new asphalt.

How American Paving Restored Heritage Crystal Clean’s Property

The project’s scope was massive, measuring more than 75,000 square feet and requiring extensive resources. Specifically, this is what the project consisted of:

  • Shoot the elevations for the earthworks. This information was used to develop a drainage plan that included drainage potential, paths, and elevations.
  • Clean out six ditch lines to open up drainage channels. Ten loads of haul-off were included in this step.
  • Move surplus rock to a location where it could be reused.
  • Stabilize the existing base to a depth of 10 inches. The surplus rock was used in the cement mix to establish a homogenous base.
  • Blade the rock to produce the desired grade.
  • For the asphalt overlay, American Paving first placed barricades to block traffic from the project area.
  • All pavement transitions were milled to match grade.
  • Prior to overlaying, all vertical surfaces of the existing pavement were tack-coated. Tack coats act like an adhesive between tie-ins, promoting a tighter bond between the existing pavement and new asphalt.
  • American Paving then installed a 3-inch asphalt overlay using type-D hot mix. The asphalt was then compacted to the needed density using a vibratory roller.
  • Once the asphalt was placed, the pavement was sealcoated using a polymer-modified master sealer. More than 1,200 gallons of sealcoat were used to protect the new pavement from wear and damage.

In addition to the above, which was the primary part of the project, a second area of about 4,000 square feet also required cement stabilization (8-inch depth), blading for drainage, and new asphalt (3-inch depth of type-D asphalt).

Large-Scope Projects Like This Demonstrate American Paving’s Development Capabilities

Although the Heritage Crystal Clean project was expansive, the American Paving
team regularly works with companies that require this degree of development and pavement work. These are projects that require plentiful equipment and manpower resources – the kind of resources that our team can bring to bear for any project.

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