Denver Asphalt Milling Contractors
Your parking lot and walkways are some of the first things clients interact with on your Denver premises. Cracking, slippery or uneven surfaces can reflect poor maintenance, which is not the first impression you want to make. It can also be a safety hazard for customers and employees, increasing the risk of slips, trips and falls.
There are several solutions to correct asphalt lots that are beyond sealing but not completely broken down. The first one most people think of is a total rebuild. This involves removing the old materials, redoing the base, and laying down fresh asphalt or concrete. However, this is not the only option.
U.S. Pave Denver offers asphalt milling, resurfacing and overlay. This process can provide a lower-cost option by expanding the life of your existing pavement. It can also address environmental concerns by reusing existing asphalt and providing a greener alternative to traditional builds. Milling and overlay do not compromise on appearance. The process will correct the existing flaws and give you a fresh, new look.
Even though hundreds of tons of asphalt are recycled every year, it is not appropriate for every situation. Your contractor must do a thorough assessment of your property. Asphalt needs to be properly prepared and overlaid at the correct depth to bind with the material below. The new layer must be free of other debris and not have trash or other old materials added to it. Extremely low bids for milling and overlay should be treated with caution. It can be a sign that your contractor is inexperienced or willing to cut corners.
U.S. Pave Denver adheres to all industry standards. Our 35 years of experience gives us the expertise to assess whether milling and overlay will provide you with the best, longest-lasting result. We are committed to working with you to ensure you receive the highest possible value for your money.
How Asphalt Milling and Overlay Works
Asphalt is a commonly recycled product. Hundreds of tons of material are reclaimed every year. Overlays add strength, proper slope and a smooth finish. The contractor will examine the entire area and determine if an overlay is the best option. Sometimes the existing material is too degraded for an overlay. Other times, specific areas will need to be removed and fully repaired before proceeding.
Milling uses a machine to grind away one to three inches of existing material using a drum equipped with special cutters. Water is used to suppress any dust the process creates. This ground-up material is then hauled away and can be recycled for other applications.
Before the overlay begins, any required base repairs are performed using new materials. These repairs can address potholes, low spots and other issues. Once problems are corrected, the asphalt is washed to ensure a clean surface. A special bonding coat is applied to improve the bond between the old and new material. Then new asphalt is installed over the old layer, creating the asphalt overlay. It is left to cure and then sealed as part of a preventive maintenance program. All asphalt will require resealing over time. Your contractor can advise you on the best maintenance schedule.
U.S. Pave Denver has decades of experience with milling and overlay. We can provide the expertise you need to evaluate and repair your existing asphalt. Our milling, resurfacing and overlay projects meet or exceed industry standards. Our diverse commercial customer base allows us to understand the unique requirements of each business. We never compromise on quality or service. For Denver’s best value for your investment, contact us today through our website or call 888-681-9355.