Asphalt Milling

What is Asphalt Milling?

The short answer is that asphalt milling is the process of partial or full removal of an asphalt surfaces. Most of the removed material can then be process to form what is known as recycled asphalt or asphalt millings.

What is the Asphalt Milling Process?

The asphalt milling process refers to the grinding and removal of the top layer of asphalt pavement. A large capacity grinder crushes the asphalt removing the top layer(s) of the existing pavement before overlaying. This allows for a smooth and even resurfaced road or driveway.

What are the Benefits of Asphalt Milling?

When laying down crushed asphalt high pressure is applied with a commercial 5 ton vibratory roller to form and efficient compaction. While asphalt millings are generally, not suitable for streets with high traffic, asphalt millings is perfect for driveways and small private roads.

Durability & Low-Maintenance

Asphalt millings hardens over time, strengthening the surface of your asphalt driveway lot or private road surface. This makes it less likely to need refinished, resurfaced, or replaced. Recycled asphalt is durable against harsh weather, which is more useful in northern states where the weather can damage paving’s.

Driveways made of recycled asphalt are also virtually low maintenance. Weeds and grass struggle to grow through asphalt millings, leaving your driveway looking good without having to constantly keep it up.

Weather Resistant

Asphalt takes a lot of abuses, it becomes brittle during the extreme cold of winter, snowplows scratch across it while being cleared, It softens during extreme heat making it soft, the sun beating down on it dries it out. Asphalt milling is valuable where temperatures go from one extreme to the other. Asphalt millings are more porous than traditional asphalt, making it efficient in areas prone to flooding or snow and ice accumulation.

Cost Efficient

Proper asphalt maintenance requires constant inspections, maintenance, and resealing of the blacktop every one to two years. Blacktop millings don't need any seal coat maintenance. Once compacted, asphalt millings only require periodic grading and re-compaction.

Environmentally Friendly

For those of us who are concerned about the environmental aspect can rest assured that asphalt millings are a recycled product. Milling asphalt and blacktop offers a wonderful green alternative as it doesn’t generate smoke or flame. Some recycling facilities use the asphalt millings as an aggregate in the production of new hot-mix asphalt.