Milling & Grinding Services
Cold milling, grinding, pulverization, concrete stabilization and full depth reclamation all under one roof. The best solution and the most cost-effective solution are often one and the same. When it comes to asphalt recycling, our philosophy is that if we can save it, we will. We can often find a way to make your parking lot better and save you money at the same time by turning the old surface into usable material, such as asphalt millings, for building the new surface.
Milling or grinding (as some prefer to call it) is the process of either removing the old asphalt surface or mixing it with the existing stone base.
When the base course of your parking lot remains in good condition but the asphalt layer has failed to a large extent, asphalt milling and grinding services provide an effective way to bring your pavement back to “like-new” condition at minimal expense.
Asphalt Milling, Grinding and Pulverization FAQ
What is cold milling?
Cold milling is the automatically controlled removal of pavement to a desired depth with specially designed equipment, and restoration of the surface to a specified grade or slope, free of humps, ruts and other imperfections. The resulting textured pavement can be used immediately as a driving surface, or it can be overlaid with a minimum of material.
What is grinding?
Grinding is just another term for cold milling. Generally the term is used with rebating. Rebating is grinding along edges where a concrete curb or sidewalk meets the edge of the asphalt. Grinders ensure that there is no lip between surfaces that can form a trip hazard or merely look unappealing.
What is pulverization?
Pulverization is the process of grinding (or milling) the existing asphalt surface and mixing it with the underlying stone base. This process serves to strengthen the existing base and form a better foundation to build upon.
The Benefits of Asphalt Milling:
- Restores drainage flow.
- Restores pavement to a uniform cross-section and longitudinal profile.
- Restores curb-reveal for roadways and parking areas that have had numerous overlays.
- Ruts and washboarding: Cold milling will remove the ruts and smooth the washboarding.
- Removal for reconstruction: Cold milled materials can be recycled into the sub-base, used in the new asphalt pavement or stockpiled for a later time.
- Poor bonding potential: Cold milling will provide a texture for improved bond to the new pavement.
- Deteriorating lane: Cold milling on distressed lane will prepare it for pavement inlay while the remaining lanes need no treatment.
- Diminished capacity of curb and gutter: Cold milling a tapered inlay to the curb will allow for a uniform pavement match to curb and gutter.
- Poor pavement profile: Cold milling will restore the desired profile and cross section.
- Safety and cleanliness: The process generates no smoke or flame, and the small amount of dust is easy to control.
- Public convenience: Cold milling is done quickly with minimal interruption to the traffic flow.
- Energy saving: Cold milling material that has been removed can be used again in other road resurfacing and rehabilitation tasks.
- Efficiency: This process can correct only what is necessary, consequently saving the owner time and money.
- Economics: This material, long thought of as a nuisance to be disposed of, is an asset with substantial dollar value. It can be used untreated as an aggregate. Reclaimed from the cold milling process, it has significant inherent value. Whether used by itself or as an ingredient in other processes, it can substantially increase the scope of road rehabilitation programs.
- Cost effective: Especially for large surfaces such as highways, streets, runways, community developments and large parking lots.
- Lowered costs compared with other procedures