For more in depth information and resources regarding Cold In-Place Recycling please visit the following PPRA Road Resource link. It will provide access to structural comparison calculators that can help guide your pavement preservation needs. Visit Road Resource

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Single Unit CIR

Cold In-Place Recycling

Cold Central Plant Recycling


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Partial depth Cold In-Place Recycling is a major innovation to improve roadways and at the same time reduce the use of new materials and transportion costs.

CIR is based on the principle that the in-place bituminous pavement is a sourse of materials that may be used to build a new bituminous layer.  The Process is carried out on site and reuses the existing material to a depth between 2 and 5 inches.  The existing pavement is milled, reclaimed, transformed into aggregate, which is then mixed with emulsion, layed down, and compacted to the specified density.  After a specified curing period the recycled material is surfaced with a wearing course.  CIR is a very effective, efficient process and should be considered on roadways that may be cracking and/or deforming.   Based on the life cycle cost of pavement rehabilitaion, Municipalities have reported that the annual cost of CIR projects may be as low as 80% of a traditional method.   Another benefit of Cold in Place Recycle is the possibility of a shorter construction period.  This is due to the high production rate of Coughlin Co. modern machinery.  There are a variety of stabilzing agents.  Let Coughlin Company help you make the best decision on which to use on your project. There is no doubt that the rapid growth of CIR throughout the world is evidence of the cost-effectiveness and technology of this process.

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