Planning a commercial paving or repair project can induce plenty of stress. It’s easy to jump to conclusions, assuming that the necessary processes for restoring your asphalt will require an inordinate amount of time and money. In many cases, however, less extensive operations are necessary. Asphalt milling, for instance, involves removing and recycling the top layer of damaged asphalt to establish a grooved surface that’s ready for fresh asphalt, if needed. Let’s explore why asphalt milling could be the optimal solution for your next commercial paving project.
Benefits of Milling Pavement
Milling Addresses a Number of Pavement Concerns
Though milling isn’t a panacea for paving problems, it can certainly solve a number of common concerns without too much hassle. Milling can be used to remove sags and depressions, repair surface damage, patch parking lots and prep them for paving, repair sections of roadways where utility work has been recently completed, create rumble strips for traffic safety, and more. With so many potential uses and benefits, parking lot milling is a highly sought-after process for commercial and industrial facilities, especially after winter when potholes, cracks, and other problems run rampant.
Milling Saves Time
There’s no way around it: when your pavement needs attention, it will take some time to bring it back to its former glory. That said, some processes undoubtedly take longer than others to complete. A full depth reconstruction, which involves grinding down asphalt to its very foundation, inherently takes longer than asphalt milling, which only removes the uppermost layers of asphalt. And while some pavement restoration projects require the more intensive, invasive procedure afforded by full-depth reconstruction, many projects only require milling. Opting for asphalt milling can keep the project’s length down to just a day or two (as opposed to several days, if not weeks). And the faster you can restore your asphalt, the sooner you can return to full, normal, uninterrupted operations.
Milling Is Cost-Effective
Time is money, as they say. So, if asphalt milling can save you time, it can also save you money. Indeed, when making improvements over a large surface area, milling offers a cost-effective solution to extend the life of your pavement. With this process, you’ll be able to remove damaged asphalt without digging all the way down to the subgrade, greatly reducing costs associated with labor, material, and equipment use. Best of all, the new asphalt layer will be even more durable than before. In this strained economy, any action that keeps costs low without sacrificing the quality of outcomes is extremely valuable – this makes asphalt milling a hot commodity.
Willing to Consider Milling?
There are many ways to repair and improve your asphalt surfaces. If damage is minimal, cut and patch repairs might be all that’s necessary; if your pavement is in deep trouble, it might require a full-depth reconstruction, and if you’re looking to restore large sections of asphalt but don’t need to grind down to the foundation, milling is just right. At Cassidy Paving, we offer all of these commercial asphalt services and more for our New England customers. Whatever your particular pavement concerns, we’ll find and deploy the best solution. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next industrial parking lot project.