Posts Tagged ‘The Milling and Paving Process’

How to Mill and Pave a New Parking Lot

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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What is Pavement Milling?

Pavement milling, or cold planning, asphalt milling, or profiling, is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area such as a road, bridge, or parking lot. Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal. There are many different reasons for milling a paved area instead of simply repaving over the existing surface. Recycling of the surface is one of the main reasons for milling a road surface. Milling is widely used for pavement recycling today, where the pavement is removed and ground up to be used as the aggregate in new surface.

The Milling and Paving Process

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The Milling and Paving Process

You are finally done for the day. You turn off the computer, hit the light switch, lock your office door and begin to make your way to the front door. You take one step out of the door and there it is…a crack in the asphalt. Oh no! What do you do? Do you panic? Why is this happening?

First of all, take a deep breathe. Asphalt is not indestructible. In fact, asphalt surfaces begin to deteriorate as soon as they are first paved. The good news is that with regular maintenance, your parking lot will last 15-20 years. However, there will come a time when it needs to be replaced.

The Milling and Paving Process

Milling and paving is one of the most cost effective ways to repair damaged parking lots or roadways. The process begins with milling, the removal of deteriorated asphalt down to a specific depth to make room for a new asphalt surface. The milling process grinds up the existing asphalt (millings) so it can be shipped off site and easily recycled. The newly milled surface is then layered with tack to prepare it for re-paving.

Viola! You have a new parking lot!

PTG Enterprises, your Baltimore, Maryland Asphalt Contractor

Since 2001, PTG Enterprises has set the standard for quality asphalt work in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Unlike those other contractors, we care about you and your business. In fact, when you hire PTG, you’ll work with owner Patrick Gillen from start to finish, from the initial site visit and pre-construction meeting to the final walk-through. So why would you call anyone else?

PTG will excavate the deteriorated pavement surface using a milling machine designed to grind off the deteriorated layers of pavement. Once milling is complete our crews will prep and re-pave the area. It is as simple as that.

If you have any questions about the Milling and Paving Process, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!