Asphalt Milling

asphalt-milling-ocala-floridaThe asphalt milling process is an essential part of the road construction cycle. It is used to remove a top, worn-down surface before adding new asphalt. It is also used to remove ruts or increase the surface friction of a slightly worn-out pavement that is still usable. Milling is performed by a machine known as a cold planer, which removes asphalt from the road using a rotating mandrel. The mandrel has hundreds of teeth that erode the asphalt surface. As the asphalt is removed, it is fed by a conveyor into a semi-trailer or dump truck in most cases, but it can also be discarded on the road to be removed at a later date. The mandrel is cooled with a water spray system, which is also used for dust management.

asphalt-paving-layersPavement management programs can be a major expense for companies that own parking lots or other paved properties. This is why having a cost-viable milling option is essential. Milling, or cold planing, is an asphalt maintenance process that can serve many different purposes. Its main function is to remove the surface of the asphalt, and any imperfections that may appear over time. It is also used to correct and maintain the elevation of the asphalt, restore the geometric properties such as a cross-slope, and improve various other characteristics of the surface. Milling will also generate reclaimed asphalt pavement, or RAP, which can then be recycled into material for a new surface, or into a material that improves the bond between layers.

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Asphalt milling is a process through which a paved surface, such as a road, driveway or parking lot, is removed. The process is sometimes referred to as cold planing, and it is used to remove anywhere from just the top of the pavement, down to its entire depth. Milling can be used for several projects, including pavement repairs, replacement and upgrades. Do you require asphalt milling work in Jacksonville?  If so, keep reading this blog.