and repairing an existing asphalt surface.
Milling or cold planing is the most available and functionally versatile
paving method. This process includes carefully removing one or several
asphalt layers (or a patch of asphalt) without disturbing other layers,
and then recycling the removed asphalt into an aggregate to be used again
as new asphalt. While crushing the existing pavement
, milling experts
will simultaneously texturize the pavement and fix any issues like asphalt
bleeding, raveling and shoving. Asphalt milling is recommended for parking
lot owners who want to remove any sags and/or depressions from their parking
lot. The use of special milling machines (or cold planers) makes asphalt
milling the perfect technique for removing surface damage and performing
full-depth repairs including sub-grade repairs. A milling machine is a
money-saving piece of equipment. Its non-waste technology reclaims existing
asphalt, which is then taken back to the asphalt plant where it is mixed
with a recycling agent. Apart from patching and preparing parking lots
for paving, milling machines can be used for removing the asphalt mix
off of sewer hatches, creating rumble strips and laying transmission lines.
Milling is an effective asphalt repair and renovation method that allows
laying down new asphalt without raising the height of the existing asphalt
lot, while removing the top layer of deteriorated asphalt and recycling
the existing deteriorated asphalt.
Asphalt pulverizing or reclaiming is the initial stage of pavement renovation.
This process should not be confused with milling because milling implies
removing the existing asphalt layer, while pulverizing is focused on layer
removal and grinding only. Asphalt pulverizing is done by using reclaimers.
These machines grind the asphalt layer, leaving the recycled base for
laying new pavement. Road reclaimers can go up to 10 inches in depth.
Pulverizing helps sustain ground conditions and provide stability for
the new layer of asphalt. It plays an important part in improving pavement
surface and reducing traffic disruption. Moreover, it's a money-saving
method because it does not require new base materials because the pulverized
asphalt is used for creating a new layer. Pulverizing reduces the need
of hauling away excess materials. Also, pulverizing is a quick procedure,
which takes half the time as traditional excavation. The procedure that
turns the base and the ground-up asphalt into a solid pavement is called
Stabilization is another stage of the asphalt renovation process. Following
the process of pulverization, this technique provides pavement strengthening.
A liquid asphalt binder is created from tar and other adhesive materials
and is blended with the pulverized asphalt at high temperatures. The preferred
temperature of the mix before it it applied varies depending on the asphalt
specifics and to prevent any voids. As a result of stabilization, asphalt
changes its properties (voids content reduction, increasing durability,
becoming more temperature-resistant), and its surface remains solid for
a longer period of time maintaining a high level of safety for traffic
WHY CHOOSE MID ATLANTIC ASPHALT FOR MILLING, PULVERIZING AND STABILIZATION?
Mid Atlantic Asphalt uses these asphalt repair methods because they are
cost-effective, eco-friendly and reliable. If your asphalted property
is located anywhere in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware or
Pennsylvania, and needs repairs feel free to contact us. If you have not
had the opportunity to work on a project with Mid Atlantic Asphalt, our
hope is that you will give us a try on your next one. We certainly don’t
claim to be perfect, but we're confident you’ll discover that
the hassle that is so
common with construction projects will be pleasantly minimal when you
work with Mid Atlantic Asphalt.