Asphalt milling is the controlled removal of a predetermined depth of material to adjust the pavement’s profile, make repairs to the pavement or its foundation, or correct issues with slope, drainage, or height. A milling machine can be set to remove just a few millimeters of pavement or to remove all layers of the pavement.
What Are Some Common Reasons for Milling an Asphalt Pavement?
Milling machines are quite versatile and are available in different sizes and configurations. However, they all work in essentially the same manner. They grind away the asphalt pavement, and the machine’s conveyor transfers the particles to a truck or container for transport to an asphalt plant for recycling. Asphalt milling can be used for various purposes, including all of the following.
• Transitions: When two pavements meet, there is often a difference in the heights of the pavements. Milling can refine these areas so that there is a smooth transition from one pavement to the other.
• Overlays: Milling is often used to prepare an existing pavement for the installation of an asphalt overlay. Milling around the edges and near manhole covers or other features can keep curbs, gutters, drains, and other fixtures at the correct height in relation to the pavement.
• Repairs: Milling is a quick way to remove existing pavement to repair the foundation or prepare for an asphalt patch. Milling can also be used to repair surface imperfections, including uneven areas, stains, and some types of ruts.
• Drainage: Many drainage issues can be addressed by milling the pavement to alter its profile. This can help ensure that water flows from the pavement into the gutters or drains quickly and efficiently.
Asphalt milling results in less disruption to traffic than using traditional methods and machines to remove the existing pavement. The work will take less time, and the area can be reopened almost immediately after the milling is performed. Furthermore, milling can be performed on the same location as often as needed.
Milling machines should never be operated by untrained or unqualified personnel. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you hire an experienced, reputable contractor to perform your asphalt milling. At Marathon Solutions Group, no member of our team is allowed to operate any machine without having first been thoroughly trained to do so effectively and safely. We employ some of the best, most highly skilled people in the industry, and we let them know that we value them. Our employees tend to stay with us for a long time, so you can be sure that the crew members performing your work possess the right skills and have the necessary experience to deliver great results.
In addition to milling, we also offer a full range of asphalt and concrete services. These include asphalt paving and overlays, asphalt crack sealing, parking lot striping, asphalt sealcoating, concrete installation, parking lot signs, painted and thermoplastic pavement markings, bollard installation, and concrete and asphalt pavement repairs. To request a free quote, you can either call our office at +1 800-879-1147 or use the online form to send us the information about your project.
Connect with us