While asphalt is an extremely durable material, it’s not permanent once it’s laid. Constant pressure from traffic, exposure to UV damage, water, oil, and extreme temperature fluctuations cause it to degrade and break down. While minor damage, like small potholes, can be fixed with asphalt patching, large issues require a more intensive solution.
If your Wake Forest road has multiple large potholes, buckled sections, or areas where the asphalt is crumbling and the base layer is visible, we can help you restore your road to a safe driving condition. Giant Development offers pavement milling for Wake Forest streets. Pavement milling is an inexpensive, efficient way of replacing your existing road while still getting a great performance.
Understanding Pavement Milling in Wake Forest
Often called cold planing or cold milling, pavement milling involves removing the damaged asphalt in a planing method. Sometimes just a very thin layer can be shaved away, though in cases of severe damage, the entire layer of asphalt has to be taken up.
As the asphalt is removed, it’s ground and recycled into an aggregate which is added to new asphalt mix to be used in a paving project in the future. While the old asphalt layer is removed, a fresh layer is poured on top, rolled, and smoothed. The end result is a much more even, smooth surface that is safer for drivers and pedestrians to use.
Benefits of Pavement Milling in Wake Forest
A milling machine only takes up what is damaged and in poor condition. This means we often don’t have to remove the sub-base and replace it, so we can put down new asphalt fast. This saves us time and saves our customers money while reducing the impact on road traffic.
Pavement milling is also an eco-friendly solution because we can recycle the old asphalt. This leads to reducing waste, saving on supplies, and minimizing the amount of used asphalt that ends up in landfills.
In addition to using the milling machine to take up old asphalt, it can create rumble strips on the side of the roads around Wake Forest that alert the driver if they’ve veered off the road. We scrape off thin layers of pavement to create a texture to alert drivers without the sharp jump that can damage vehicles or cause accidents.
Using Pavement Milling in Land Development
We offer pavement milling in both public projects and private land development projects. In many cases, a development project will have an existing road in place that is in poor condition. We will use the milling machine to redo the roads so they look as new and pristine as the newly developed property.
Contact Us for Pavement Milling in Wake Forest
Giant Development has proudly served the Wake Forest area since 2003, providing comprehensive asphalt and concrete services, including patching 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!