Have you ever driven past a section of roadwork where the surface of the road seems to be missing entirely? The workers aren’t just digging up the road for fun. You might have caught a glimpse of one of the steps called pavement milling. Here is all you need to know about pavement milling.
What is it?
Pavement milling is an asphalt paving technique that involves special machinery to remove a portion of a paved surface for repairs. The milling machinery will cut into the road to remove the surface, grind the old asphalt, and mill it through the machinery. The ground and milled asphalt can then be reused in other paving projects.
What is the purpose?
Pavement milling can be used to fix uneven, bumpy, or damaged roads or other paved surfaces. It can also help to break up the thickness of the road or to better match the surface to the sidewalk or gutter. Pavement milling is especially beneficial for recycling paved surfaces rather than having to use additional resources to create new asphalt from scratch. That’s also why it’s so commonly used to create rumble strips on the highway.
What’s the difference between pavement milling and resurfacing?
Both pavement milling and resurfacing are asphalt paving techniques that can be used to repair paved surfaces. Resurfacing is best when the road is fairly stable with suitable foundations for renewing the existing asphalt instead of removing it entirely. Milling is better used for old roads that need entire sections of the road removed in order to be properly repaired.
If you are interested in pavement milling for your commercial paving project, give us a call today at AAA Top Quality Asphalt.