What is Asphalt Milling?
Asphalt Milling is the controlled removal of at least part of the surface of a paved area such as a road, or parking lot. When milling there are several ways to approach the milling process. Milling can remove a thin layer of asphalt to simply remove the top layer or a full depth removal can occur.
Sometimes the best solution for a property is to start from scratch. In order to do this the asphalt must come up. This repair method is generally used for surface raveling, release of surface course, weathering leveling of depressions and ponding or pooling of water in unwanted areas.
With every project we inspect the situation an review the best options for each and every project to guarantee not only customer satisfaction but the longevity of your property’s asphalt installation.
Asphalt Milling Versus Gravel
Cost – Most of the time asphalt millings are considered recycled asphalt. They are asphalt from previous projects that have been crushed into gravel sized pieces. Because there are not new materials going into the creating of this gravel the cost is often much less than gravel coverage.
LEED Certified – because this is a recycled material asphalt millings are a long lasting, Eco-friendly material that can help you with your project’s LEED certification.
No Maintenance – Because the milled asphalt is crushed, like gravel surfaces it does not require maintenance such as resurfacing. Milled asphalt actually hardens over time becoming stronger than when it was first installed.
Weather Friendly – Because the milled asphalt it crushed the dangers of freezing and thawing that winter brings normally damaging other options are no longer an issue for a property owner.