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
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!