If you have ever been in an old house in which the kitchen cabinets have been painted many times over the years without stripping the old paint, you might have noticed that the cabinet doors do not close as they should. This is similar to what would happen if you were to just spread new asphalt over existing pavement. The connecting streets and drives would have a rough transition, and the gutters and curbs would be rendered virtually useless. It is therefore necessary to remove the same thickness of asphalt pavement as will be replaced. One way to accomplish this removal is asphalt milling, which offers several advantages over the traditional “rip and replace” method.
BENEFITS OF ASPHALT MILLING
MILLING OFFERS PRECISION OF REMOVAL
Milling machines offer great precision when it comes to removing a specific depth. This means that if the damage is confined to the surface layer, the machine can remove only that layer.
MILLING IS MORE ECONOMICAL
With milling, you remove only what needs to be replaced. This saves money because less new material is needed to repave the area and less scrap material will need to be hauled away.
MILLING IS FASTER
Milling is faster than removing all of the old pavement and then replacing it. Traffic will be disrupted for a shorter time, and your area can be reopened more quickly.
MILLING MINIMIZES FOUNDATION STRESS
Your pavement’s foundation is critical for performance and durability. With standard remove and replace methods, heavy equipment must make as many as 12 passes over the work area. With milling, the number of passes can be as few as two. This reduces the strain on the foundation. It also makes it less likely that underlying water will be forced to the top and require extra work to remedy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MILLING
APM provides a full range of asphalt maintenance services to customers in most Central Kentucky locations. In addition to milling, we offer asphalt paving, storm water management, asphalt sealcoating, asphalt repair, parking lot striping and many more services. We have more than 35 years of industry experience with a reputation built on providing quality work at affordable prices. You can use our convenient online form to request a quote, or you can call us at (859) 299-8111.
We service the areas of Louisville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Danville, Richmond, Winchester, Nicholasville and Versailles, KY!