Crush & Shape is a structural pavement treatment that grinds, or crushes, the existing asphalt and 1-2” of underlying gravel. The material is then regraded, compacted and covered with multiple layers of paver-placed hot asphalt.
Benefits: Crush & Shape restores and strengthens a road by reconstructing the pavement to a “new” condition.
Challenges: The Crush & Shape process costs considerably more than preservation treatments like chip seal or micro surface. When a road has deteriorated to poor condition, pavement preservation treatments no longer provide long-term improvements and structural reconstruction is required.
What to Expect: A mile of crushing & shaping generally takes a week to complete, and another week is needed for the asphalt paving. Local traffic is maintained during the process and a detour is provided for through traffic.