As asphalt is exposed to water, oil, vehicle pressure, and UV rays, it begins to break down, causing cracks and potholes. Asphalt patching is ideal for minor damage, but over time, as potholes grow and cracks cause pavement to crumble, a patch simply won’t do the job.
When you do need to re-do your streets or roads, Giant Development offers pavement milling in Holly Springs. Pavement milling is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way of re-doing your existing road without sacrificing quality.
Understanding Pavement Milling in Holly Springs
Sometimes pavement milling is called cold planing or cold milling, but they mean the same thing. The damaged layer of asphalt is removed and a fresh layer is pressed down. Sometimes only a thin layer of damaged asphalt is shaved off, but if the wear goes deep, all of the asphalt may need to be removed.
As the asphalt is removed, it’s ground and recycled into an aggregate, which is added to an asphalt compound to make fresh asphalt for a later paving project. As the old pavement is taken up, the fresh mixture is poured on top of the newly exposed layer and smoothed out. The end result is an even, level surface that drivers and pedestrians will enjoy traveling on.
Benefits of Pavement Milling in Holly Springs
A milling machine only removes the damaged layer of asphalt. This means we don’t have to take up the gravel base and replace it, so we can put down new asphalt fast. This saves us time and saves our customers money while having a smaller impact on traffic.
Pavement milling is also an eco-friendly solution because we can recycle the old asphalt, meaning we are reducing waste, saving on supplies, and preventing tons of asphalt from ending up in the landfills.
We can also use pavement milling for more than road repair. We can use our milling machine to create rumble strips on the side of the roads around Holly Springs that alert the driver if they’ve veered off the road. We simply scrape off thin layers of pavement which creates texture without causing a sharp drop or jump, preventing damage to tires and even vehicle accidents.
Using Pavement Milling in Land Development
In addition to working on city streets, state highways, and private parking areas, we also offer pavement milling in land development projects. Often, there will be an existing road leading to a new development that is in poor repair. We will use the Cold Milling Machine to redo the roads so they look as new and pristine as the newly developed property.
Contact Us for Pavement Milling in Holly Springs
Giant Development has proudly served the Triangle area since 2003, providing all types of paving solutions including road repairs, milling, and new road, sidewalk, and curb installation. To learn more about our services or schedule a quote, reach out to us at 919-754-1226 or fill out our online contact form below to get started!