Why Milling Before Paving is the Way to Go

Parking lot repair is much more than putting down a new layer over existing, often damaged, asphalt or concrete. Milling removes damaged and dangerous sections of the pavement so the whole surface can be entirely redone. This process can reduce the chances of accidents and injuries once your asphalt paving has been redone in a way that is responsible for the environment, and it makes the parking lot a bit more comfortable to drive over. If you need new asphalt paving to repair your parking lot, here are the answers to some FAQs about pavement milling.


How does it impact safety?

Covering up a problem with your asphalt paving without actually fixing it will only lead to more problems in the future. First, your paving contractor needs to remove the parts that were problematic in the first place. Laying down new pavement over the problem area isn’t enough, but once the section of the parking lot or road has been milled, it can be repaved safely. This leaves you with smooth pavement that won’t damage your customers’ vehicles or trip up your patrons as they walk through your lot.

Is it an environmentally friendly practice?

We need to use sustainable practices if we’re going to make the world a better place for future generations, and milling is an example of an environmentally friendly paving method. Milling removes damaged areas of the parking lot, road, or other paved area. The material that is removed isn’t sent to a landfill, however. Instead, it’s crushed into aggregate so it can be used in other paving projects. Reusing these crushed aggregate materials lessens the demand for new, virgin materials, so it saves energy and helps protect the environment.

Does it make driving more comfortable?

If you’ve ever unexpectedly driven over a pothole while holding a cup of coffee, you know the frustration that comes afterwards. Pavement milling offers drivers a more comfortable drive, and the customers who park in your lot will appreciate the effort and upkeep. Call Blackjack Paving for your asphalt paving needs. We are committed to doing the job right!

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