What is milling and paving?

Asphalt Mixes
March 10, 2015

Milling asphalt is an environmentally friendly and very cost effective way to repair asphalt.  Although appearing by sight and touch to be tough, asphalt can quickly wear down due to traffic, weather, and sunlight.  The milling process consists of using a milling machine (pictured above) to scrape off the top layer of asphalt to a specific depth.  Once the asphalt is scraped off the remaining asphalt is swept clean and an asphalt tack emulsion is applied.  Asphalt tack is a glue that is activated by heat.  Once the tack is layer down a new layer of asphalt is paved over the milled surface, compacted and striped.  All “millings” that are loaded into trucks from the milling machine are brought back to the asphalt plant to be made into new asphalt.

Asphalt Services, Inc. has managed hundreds of milling projects in parking lots across New England for the last 10 years.  The efficiency of our crews, our attention to detail and our quality workmanship is what sets us apart from other paving contractors.  We are able to offer the most competitive pricing for milling since we own and operate our own milling machine and use our own paving crews to finish the job.

With winter fast approaching, milling is the fastest most effective way to repair a large portion of your parking lot before the cold weather and snow has a chance to do more damage.  For a free site evaluation please give Asphalt Services, Inc. a call today.