As an integrated team of builders, we understand the importance of analysis, planning, supply, logistics and construction. Our latest One HC+M project in Morgan County is an example of how our expertise and efficiency shine when we are working collaboratively across our different businesses to deliver results for our customers.
Morgan County initially contacted the Heritage Research Group seeking a recommendation for the best treatment for Shupe Rd. HRG’s investigation led them to recommend the use of cold-constructed asphalt pavement (CCAP®). Because CCAP® is mixed at ambient temperature, it allowed the team to stockpile, mix, and lay down the new surface when it was convenient – creating efficiency and streamlining the entire process.
AMI Indianapolis sales representative, Nate Jenkins, and his team recently worked with US Aggregate Plant Manager Rachel Lockhart to produce CCAP® for a project in Morgan County, Indiana. The CM-150 gelled asphalt was produced at the Indianapolis AMI plant, and an AMI pugmill mixed the modified asphalt with virgin limestone aggregate at US Aggregates’ 243 Quarry in Cloverdale, Indiana. The pugmill system allows a set amount of asphalt binder to combine with the aggregate. The mixing is performed at ambient temperatures, resulting in low emissions and reduced energy consumption, making CCAP® a very sustainable option for agencies.
CCAP® is a cold mix asphalt made from a blend of crushed aggregate and gelled asphalt. The gel-like structure within asphalt branches out and connects to itself, allowing the material to maintain shape. This honeycomb-like structure gives the material strength and flexibility surrounding the aggregate. The cold mix can be stockpiled for weeks or up to a few months and placed using a paver for road repair such as patching potholes or adding a new layer to low-volume roads.
CCAP® has successfully been used on roadways that are too weakened for other treatments, and it has proven itself to be more time efficient and reduce budget dollars without sacrificing structural integrity. Because the mixture is cold constructed, it is not necessary to reheat the material to elevated temperatures. The finished CCAP® mixture is then loaded and delivered to the paving site or stockpiled until ready for placement.
In this video, you will see a project that showcases HC+M’s BOLD strategy commitment to vertical integration, efficiency, and innovation. Working together as a total solution provider sets us apart as a team that provides a complete package of resources and expertise for customers. As a result of this approach, the HC+M team provided a high-quality, unified, ‘one-stop-shop’ experience for Morgan County.
To learn more about CCAP®, contact our asphalt team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.872.6010.
Heritage Construction + Materials (HC+M) is part of The Heritage Group, a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. HC+M has core capabilities in infrastructure building. Its collection of companies provides innovative road construction and materials services across the Midwest. HC+M companies, including Milestone Contractors, Asphalt Materials, Inc., and US Aggregates, proudly employ 3,000 people at 55 locations across seven states. Learn more at www.heritagebuilds.com.About Asphalt Materials, Inc.
Asphalt Materials is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. Over its 66-year history, Asphalt Materials has prioritized safety and created a people-focused culture around asphalt expertise and innovation. Through its commitment to building long-term relationships with employees, customers, and vendors based on trust and confidence, Asphalt Materials creates solutions to issues affecting customers and our communities. Asphalt Materials is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of businesses. Learn more at www.asphalt-materials.com.About Heritage Research Group
Since 1980, Heritage Research Group, our in-house R&D laboratory, has helped The Heritage Group companies, customers, and partners evolve and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace. Today, Heritage Research Group provides innovative products, processes, and training that constantly improve how our companies serve their clients and delivers solutions to the myriad of challenges our clients face. It also creates new technologies that fuel further business opportunities for The Heritage Group. Learn more at www.thgrp.com/heritage-research-group.About Milestone Contractors, L.P.
Milestone Contractors is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. Milestone Contractors is a fully integrated heavy construction company specializing in highway, bridge, asphalt and concrete paving and site development. Over its 30-year history, Milestone has built a reputation for prioritizing safety, quality, people and innovation. Milestone Contractors is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of companies. Learn more at www.milestonelp.com.About US Aggregates
US Aggregates is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. With over 20 operations across Indiana, US Aggregates has been a customer-focused, innovative provider of high-quality essential stone, sand and gravel used in road construction, site prep and utilities, agriculture and erosion control. The company also specializes in industrial minerals like dolomitic and high-calcium products. Since 1967, US Aggregates has built a reputation for prioritizing safety, quality and community. US Aggregates is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of companies. Learn more at www.usagg.com.