Asphalt milling and reclamation are the methods used to remove the old or damaged asphalt from the surface of your parking lot in preparation for asphalt paving. Both processes provide green benefits as the asphalt millings are reused and recycled in the reconstruction of the parking lot.
We utilize night milling frequently for our commercial clients to minimize customer impact and to speed up project completion!
Asphalt milling utilizes a milling machine to grind down the surface course of asphalt to a specified depth. The recommended depth varies state to state with each state’s DOT recommending different asphalt mix designs and paving methods based on weather and location. Milling is often used in highway, roadway, and larger commercial projects when the base materials are still in good condition and only the surface and binder courses of asphalt will need to be replaced.
Transition or Edge Milling
Your parking lot may be a candidate for a transition or edge mill option based on the current amount of cracking, drainage considerations, and base condition. During transition milling, a keyway path around the parking lot is milled and the asphalt is removed along any asphalt, walkway, or concrete transitions to allow an overlay to match grade perfectly. This allows for more asphalt and stabilization in the bulk of the parking lot. Of course, if the existing parking lot has extensive or deep cracking due to lack of maintenance a full mill and overlay will yield a better result due to the quick appearance of reflective cracking.
Full Depth Reclamation or Pulverization
Full Depth Reclamation or pulverization is the pulverizing and blending of all layers of asphalt as well as a specified depth of the existing base material to provide a stable paving surface. All materials used in this process of reclamation are from the existing roadway or parking lot so the cost-effectiveness for repairing and preparing the base material is second to none. Bituminous and chemical binding agents are introduced into the blended asphalt and base material to create a uniform, adhered, and compacted base for paving. Let our experienced estimators visit your property to evaluate the best option for your parking lot!
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