Pavement milling is a paving technique that involves cutting into the paving with special machinery, removing the surface, and then grinding and milling it within the machinery. It might seem an odd and costly technique considering the special machinery required, but there are several benefits of using this paving technique. Here are just a few.
- Repair old roads: The top benefit of pavement milling is repairing old roads that are past the point of a simple resurfacing. Whether it is cracked, bumpy, deteriorating, or otherwise damaged, pavement milling can be a great technique to repair and replace the old roads to make them better to drive on.
- Remove damaged asphalt: Another benefit of pavement milling is that it allows you to actually remove the damaged asphalt instead of simply sealing over it, as you would do with resurfacing. This can often make it a longer-lasting repair to the road because the cracks or other problems won’t end up resurfacing.
- Recycle paving materials: The last benefit of pavement milling is that it allows you to recycle the old materials, making any new projects far more affordable instead of getting brand new asphalt or other paving materials. The milling machinery can grind up the old road materials from the milling to prepare it for new projects like building new rumble strips.
There are plenty of benefits to pavement milling. These are only a few of the key benefits. If you would like to learn more or to choose pavement milling for your next paving project, just give us a call.