Pavement Scarification/Milling


Grimes Asphalt and Paving is capable of milling existing pavements to any depth you need, whether milling full-depth to remove pavement, or milling off a couple of inches to resurface. With a wide range of equipment, Grimes Asphalt and Paving has the right machine for your job.


Depending on your needs, it might be preferable to mill the existing pavement prior to installing an overlay. However, not all the existing asphalt has to be removed, which stretches your pavement maintenance dollars. Milling asphalt is done by a machine that planes the pavement to a depth appropriate for the repair. The section is generally ground down to a depth of 1″ to 2.” After milling is complete, the old material is then removed and disposed of. A tack coat is then applied to the asphalt for adhesion between layers of asphalt. Next,asphalt pavement is installed to bring failed areas back up to existing grade level. The new asphalt is then rolled to ensure compaction and level ground to avoid tripping hazards on your new asphalt.


It is not always necessary to mill the asphalt prior to installing the overlay. If your pavement still provides structural support, you may consider placing an overlay on top of the existing section.

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