Asphalt milling is an affordable solution for asphalt pavement restoration. It is done in a timelier manner and is a much cheaper alternative.
The process involves grinding up an asphalt surface (anywhere from a couple of inches to a full-depth removal) in order to provide a smooth and even surface for repaving.
Though asphalt pavement is one of the oldest urban development technologies still in use, asphalt milling is a process that’s relatively new to the industry. The equipment has evolved into a reliable way for paving contractors to provide pavement restorations for business owners and municipalities in an affordable and sustainable way.
Below are some benefits of asphalt milling for commercial and municipal pavement solutions.
Affordable. Asphalt milling is most appropriate when the sub-base is intact. If the asphalt is sloping, has surface cracks, or other widespread surface damage milling is the most affordable option. The sub base can be left, and the affected layers can be removed and replaced with new hot-mix.
Pavement Height and Drainage. If you need to add an overlay, milling will help to keep your new asphalt at the correct height. By doing so, drainage issues will be avoided. Such issues could result if milling is not done in conjunction with adding a new overlay.
Easily Recyclable. After asphalt is milled, it is transported to a recycling facility and used as an aggregate in new hot-mix asphalt. Asphalt has become one of the most recycled materials in the nation and is more sustainable for use.
Specific Problem Areas. If your parking lot has significant damage, but only to a small area, milling can focus on that specific area. This allows you to correct damage without having to repave the entire area.
Asphalt milling has become one of the most affordable, timely, and sustainable ways for business owners and installation managers to maintain safe and effective pavements.
If your parking lot requires a profile milling evaluation, call Team Cam at 888-322-9691 for a free estimate. Team Cam is there for your commercial asphalt repair needs in Maryland and the Baltimore/DC areas.