Asphalt Milling and Paving Charlotte
We are a full-service paving company who can help you restore and repair damaged asphalt, remove and replace your current parking lot, and lay down a brand-new asphalt surface for your business. Our paving experts carefully analyze all work performed to ensure we are providing clients with the very best services to meet their needs.
What is Asphalt Milling?
Asphalt milling is the process of removing the top layer of asphalt to an even depth without disturbing the base underneath. Once the top layer of asphalt has been removed, a brand-new asphalt layer can then be laid down without increasing the height of the pavement.
When the base of your pavement is solid then milling and paving can save you a ton of time and money by only repairing the damaged areas. The amount of asphalt that will need to be removed depends on the condition of the current layers. If the pavement is in good condition, then it may only require the top inch to be removed, whereas if it is heavily damaged you could see two or more inches come off the asphalt.
A milling machine is used to remove the top layer of asphalt. First, a large cutting drum chews up the existing top inches of asphalt, depending on the condition, and pumps it into a truck. Next, the surface is swept clean to ensure a secure bond between the foundation and the new asphalt. It’s very important to work only with professionals such as SMI Paving – you will get good lasting results.