Using stone or asphalt millings is a low-cost alternative to asphalt.
Millings can be used to surface your driveway or parking lots – just be aware that the surface won’t last as long. We also supply, deliver and install gravel, Recycled concrete (RC6) and other stone for driveways and parking lots.
Recycled concrete, asphalt millings or stone, when used in a commercial or industrial parking lot, can help a business earn credits toward LEED certification. Give us a call today to let us know what your needs are and to schedule delivery or installation.
THE MILLING PROCESS
Asphalt milling is the process in which existing asphalt is removed to a specified and even depth to allow new asphalt to be laid down without increasing the height of the road. Because the underlying subbase goes undisturbed existing structures such as curbs and drainage ditches go unaltered. Milling can provide you with a new asphalt surface without the time constraints and high cost of a full reconstruction.
Benefits of Asphalt Milling
Both economical and environmental benefits come from asphalt milling. Asphalt milling costs less than the removal of the entire asphalt surface, which can be several times thicker than a typical milled area. Because the entire pavement section is not removed, a smaller amount needs to be re-paved, which results in further cost-savings because of the reduction of material to needed to re-pave the area. The milled asphalt can also be recycled and reused again at a later time.
Outcomes of Asphalt Milling
With asphalt milling, the underlying base is not disturbed, making it a proven cost-effective method to prepare an aged pavement area for a new asphalt layer, or resurfacing. Major cracking of underlying existing pavement can reflect through to the new surface over time, but if the pavement itself is structurally sound, these cracks are cosmetic in nature and won’t affect the longevity of the pavement
STABILIZATION OR REBASING
Any sections that are not structurally sound would be removed of sub-base.