All State Paving provides milling services for removing existing asphalt driveways and parking lots. Our machines are capable of milling and grinding the entire material or removing a partial amount from the surface of your pavement. These millings will be recycled and your pavement will be ready for repair or replacement. Whether you need full depth reclamation or correcting road camber and washboard issues, we're standing by to help with your specific needs.
The Asphalt Milling Process
The cost effectiveness of milling makes it a popular procedure for removing recyclable material, while also preparing the existing pavement to be reworked. The process involves removing the damaged top layer of asphalt and replacing it with new pavement. 100% of this removed material, known as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), is crushed and recycled to be used as gravel for future projects. When this gravel is placed, it binds and hardens over time to create a stable base for new asphalt or concrete. In most cases, RAP provides better water resistance than standard gravel and reduces dust when used as the finish surface.
The Milling Machine
Our milling machines, or cold planer machines, are solidly built and cost effective pieces of equipment that save our customers time and money. With minimal downtime and efficient carbide cutting, no job is too difficult or complex for us to handle. Creating RAP for existing projects is the primary use of our machines, but we're fully capable of milling pavement to change the height of your road or grade adjustments to provide better drainage for your pavement.
Types of Milling
The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association has created a standard of 5 types of cold milling. Class 1 involves milling a pavement surface to only remove irregularities. Class 2 requires milling an entire surface to a uniform depth. Class 3 is similar to Class 2, but includes cross slope as well. Class 4 removes the entire surface from the underlying base/subgrade. Class 5 is a special type of milling of variable depths across a surface.