Asphalt is a durable pavement material. On average, a well-executed asphalt paving project will last for up to 15 to 20 years. You can even prolong the life of your asphalt surface further by Sealcoating it. But eventually, cracks will appear and your asphalt surface will need to be repaired to keep it going and restore its appearance. There are several options for restoring old or damaged asphalt surfaces. This can be everything from crack filling to patching potholes and complete resurfacing. The approach to use can only be determined after our professionals in asphalt paving and asphalt repair Memphis TN, have inspected the pavement. One of the simple, effective, and affordable recommendations to restore asphalt paving is Asphalt milling.
What is Asphalt Milling
Asphalt milling involves the removal of the damaged top layer of your asphalt pavement surface and replacing it with a new one. In asphalt milling, the subbase of your pavement is left undisturbed and only the top asphalt layer will be removed and replaced with a new asphalt coating. This means when the milling project is completed, the height of the pavement surface remains the same. This method of asphalt road restoration is recommended when only the upper road surface is damaged but the subbase is still sound. This helps to save money and reduces the repair time since only the damaged blacktop of the asphalt surface is replaced.
Micro Milling is a type of Asphalt milling procedure. It involves the removal of only a thin layer of the asphalt surface and replacing it with a new layer of fine-textured asphalt. Unlike the traditional milling method that is used on roads with deep cracks and ruts, Micro milling is recommended for roads with shallow ruts and narrow crack. It is a cheaper alternative to regular milling and the result is just as smooth (if not smoother) than traditional milling methods.
Our asphalt milling process
With us, asphalt milling is a simple project. The process involves removing the top layer of the asphalt surface using a piece of equipment known as a milling machine. This top layer can be recycled. The milling machine has a large cutting drum that chews up the asphalt surface while a vacuum sucks it up. The milled materials will be dumped on a conveyance system that moves them to into a dump truck. Once the asphalt surface has been removed by the milling machine, we clean the surface of the subbase and apply a new asphalt coat.
Benefits of Asphalt Milling
The process of Asphalt milling offers a whole lot of benefits. This is an environmentally friendly process as it reduces the amount of new material that will be required to completely repave the lot. It also helps you to save costs since Asphalt milling is cheaper compared to completely repaving the surface. It helps to achieve the same results as a repaving but in a much faster and economical way.