As a full-service paving company we don’t just lay down new pavement, we can help you restore and repair your damaged asphalt, remove and replace your current asphalt parking lot, and we can lay down a brand-new asphalt surface for your business. We carefully analyze all of our jobs to ensure we’re providing our clients with the very best services for their needs.
What is Asphalt Milling?
Asphalt milling is the process of removing the top layer of asphalt to an even depth without disturbing the base underneath. When this top layer has been taken care of and removed, a brand new layer of asphalt can be laid down without increasing the height of your pavement. A new layer wouldn’t do you any good if it’s a few inches higher than the asphalt around it.
If the base of your pavement is solid, milling and paving are going to save you a ton of time and money by only repairing the parts that need it, and in such a way that you can count on lasting you for a very long time to come. The amount of asphalt to be removed depends on the condition of your current layers, if you’re in better condition you may only need the top inch removed, whereas if you’re really in rough shape you could see 2+ inches come off of your asphalt.
A milling machine is used to remove the top layer of asphalt, and this can be recycled and re-used in the future too! A large cutting drum chews up the existing top few inches of asphalt and pumps it out to a truck, once all removed the surface is swept clean which just helps ensure a secure bond between your new and old asphalt. Anything left in-between will do nothing but get in the way and compromise your pavements integrity. This is why it’s so important that you only work with professional companies like Unlimited Paving, to ensure good lasting results for yourself.