Asphalt milling is another specialist provision offered by San Bernardino Asphalt Paving to the residents and businesses in the southern California area. This process has a variable and flexible application, and might be suitable for your driveways, roads, or parking lots. Our asphalt contractors are experienced in the use of this mechanism, and our veterans will ensure you get the results you’re looking for. Asphalt milling has recycling purposes, so is environmentally sound to say the least, and can lend a new lease of life to your surfaces. Get in touch with our customer service team so they can give more information on how milling could benefit your project.
What is Asphalt Milling?
Many people outside of the industry aren’t familiar with asphalt milling, so what exactly is it? This process works by removing at least some of the surface of the asphalt paving, via construction equipment known as cold planers or milling machines. These work through grinding the surface of the paving, and collecting the debris which can then be recycled and reused later on. Water is applied to the drums which do the grinding, as tremendous heat can be generated during the process, and this has the benefit of limiting dust creation during as well.
The benefits of asphalt milling are extensive, and the environment is one of the beneficiaries. Asphalt milling ensures that the ground up material is gathered and reused as a fresh aggregate for new surfaces. The benefits here are twofold – it reduces the amount of new materials needed, limiting construction costs; and it ensures that none of the materials are wasted, ending up thrown away in a landfill. This is a significant boon for those who prefer to behave in an eco-friendly fashion – and that includes those of us at San Bernardino Asphalt Paving.
Keeping You Level
When it comes to asphalt repair, the options are numerous. One of the unique benefits of asphalt milling is the fact that you keep your road the same level as before the process is undertaken. When you choose to simply add new layers, the height of the surface is raised, and although that isn’t generally a problem, eventually it is no longer possible. Asphalt milling avoids that issue by grinding away the surface, leaving a clean canvas for the next layer. You can also employ micro-milling, which removes a thinner layer of the surface, and creates a flatter area for the new asphalt to be laid on.
Quite often when asphalt surfaces, like driveways and parking lots, suffer from damage and decay, it isn’t widespread – it tends to be in problem areas which are exposed to particular pressures. These could be heavy vehicle traffic, UV exposure, or chemical spillage, but whatever the problem, it seems wasteful to treat the entire surface if only a small region is suffering from problems. Milling can address smaller areas of your asphalt, and reduce the cost of restoring your surface. This is one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable methods for maintaining your asphalt.