Your Guide to Asphalt Milling

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When it comes to asphalt repair, asphalt milling is one of the most versatile and affordable options. At Azzarelli Paving, we understand the importance of a functioning and level asphalt parking lot. Understanding the importance of asphalt maintenance can help prevent further structural damage to your commercial parking lot through the milling process.

Understanding Asphalt Milling

Asphalt milling involves removing the surface layer of asphalt to repair internal structural damages where the affected area is leveled, and a new surface layer is installed. When it comes to asphalt maintenance, there are several types of milling depending on the kind of damage your parking lot suffered; this includes:

  • Fine Milling: Fine milling removes the damaged surface and repairs the foundational defects before placing an overlay on top
  • Micro Milling: Micro milling removes the crumbling and damaged asphalt, along with old surface treatments to reveal untarnished asphalt
  • Planing: Planing involves creating a level plane for commercial and vehicular use. We remove damaged pavement and use it for the new aggregate to create a level surface

Any form of asphalt repair and maintenance is an investment that boosts the value of your property. Milling tends to be one of the most affordable forms of pavement restoration and asphalt maintenance.

Knowing When Asphalt Milling Is Necessary

When there are cracks on the surface of your pavement, it could indicate there is a structural issue at hand. When contractors remove the surface layer, they can assess the pavement, find the source of the problem, and fix your pavement from the inside. You may repair cracks on the surface in some cases, but it doesn’t necessarily solve the problem as the gaps may reappear later. Asphalt repair and milling help you find out what’s going on and can save you money on repairs down the road.

When you see cracking asphalt in various spots, you may have a structural issue. It would be best if you also considered asphalt maintenance when you see shoving, rutting, gradient defects, or uneven pavement. If not addressed, you could risk vehicular damages or injury.

If you want to ensure the structural integrity of your pavement, asphalt milling may be necessary. At Azzarelli Paving, we understand when milling is essential. Contact us by calling 813-296-6500 or email us today for more information!

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