Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS)
Our unique process creates a superior and consistent product you can depend upon for your hot mix.
IDOT-Approved Type 2-RAS
Hot mix plants need a lab-tested, consistent material month after month. Our track record and lab testing history are proof of our consistency and are available for viewing upon request. With over 20 years of asphalt shingle recycling experience, you can trust Falcon to recycle shingles into a high-quality aggregate. Our current customers include six hot mix plants in northern Illinois and a construction materials manufacture also located in Illinois.
Recycled Asphalt Shingles consist of 4 significant components: asphalt, limestone, trap-rock, and fiberglass. The cost of virgin asphalt justifies the price of R.A.S., few consider that 75%+ of every ton is not asphalt. Asphalt gets most of the attention because of its high value, but the other components have added benefits. Trap rock and fibers are typically high-cost additives in hot mix. When you buy R.A.S., you are getting these additives for free.
Recycling Shingles since 1999. Been in business since 1997
We are Illinois first, state approved, shingle recycler. Our unique process produces a product that is consistant in sizing and asphalt content.
- onsite aggregate testing and PLM lab
- I-dot approved and recommended by the state
- We know consistency is key to your mix design
Hot mix asphalt requires consistent ingredients. Our history of lab testing is proof we produce a product with minimal fluctuations in size, Asphalt content, and dust content.
- Quality control every step of the way, from training roofing contractors, to our well informed sort station personal and local 150 operators.
- Our material is ground to a smaller size, allowing more surface area of asphalt to be dispersed and utilized in the hot mix
- Family owned and operated, we stand behind our products with pride.
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The Most Consistent Recycled Product
IDOT-approved, we are one of only a few suppliers recommended by the State of Illinois.
I.D.O.T. develops and maintains statewide Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) related policies, procedures and specifications for directing implementation of the statewide HMA mixtures program. They also inspect and approve hot mix asphalt plants, maintain approved lists for truck bed release agents, warm mix technologies, and reclaimed asphalt shingle processing facilities. There lab extends AASHTO accreditation to district laboratories through biennial lab inspections and annual sample proficiency testing, performs forensic testing for premature pavement failures as well as dispute resolution testing for pay for performance (PFP) quality management program.
Benefits of using R.A.S. in hot mix asphalt:
- Replaces virgin asphalt
- Adds fiber, increasing strength
- Adds high-quality trap rock, improving skid resistance
- RAS is not a hazardous material and does not require special regulations, unlike hot liquid asphalt
- A dry form of asphalt more affordable to store and stockpile.
- Government incentives lower the cost even further
- Using eco-friendly products is good for public relations.