Asphalt Paving and Milling

Discover how milling is a cost-effective technique with environmentally friendly benefits!

What is Milling in Asphalt Paving?

Pavement milling refers to removing the damaged layer of asphalt and can vary between removing only a bit of depth to removing the complete layer of asphalt entirely. As the damaged asphalt is removed, a milling machine, also called a cold planer, uses a large, rolling drum that grinds up the removed asphalt.

Carbide cutters on the surface cut up the pavement first, then it goes onto a conveyor for grinding. To keep the machine from overheating, water is used to keep it cooler.

Why is Milling Done when Paving Asphalt?

Asphalt milling has several benefits for both the customer and even the environment! The ground up asphalt is used as an aggregate in the fresh asphalt which provides value to you and reduces waste.

Milling is also used to level uneven surfaces and acts as a binding agent in the asphalt. By milling your business’s parking lot, we are able to produce a stronger finish that holds up even during extreme weather and heavy traffic.

Micro Milling for a Smoother Surface

Micro milling removes a thin layer of existing asphalt before a new layer of asphalt is applied. Rather than the deep ruts and cracks removed during traditional milling and asphalt paving, micro milling works better for shallow ruts and smaller cracks. Micro milling is often less expensive than traditional methods while providing a significantly smoother final surface because of the finer texture of the asphalt.

Contact National Pavement for Asphalt Paving and Milling

If your parking lot is cracked, rutted, and has potholes, an asphalt replacement may be right for you! At National Pavement we’re happy to help you determine the best service for your parking lot, and as part of our tradition of hometown values, we guarantee the work will be done correctly, on time, and within budget!

Reach out to us today to schedule a free quote and see how we can revitalize your parking lot and improve the look of your business!

Contact National Pavement

lf you want to work with a company you can trust to manage your asphalt paving needs,reach out to National Pavement today!