Asphalt Road Milling Contractors

At Whitleah Asphalt, we provide expert asphalt road milling services tailored for commercial applications across the Central Coast. Our milling process ensures a smooth and cost-effective solution for resurfacing, repairing, and maintaining asphalt surfaces. With state-of-the-art milling machines and a team of seasoned professionals, we deliver exceptional results for your pavement projects.

Whether you require micro milling for minor surface irregularities or full-depth removal for complete resurfacing, our comprehensive range of milling services has you covered.

Understanding Asphalt Road Milling

Asphalt milling, also known as cold planing or profiling, is a process that involves removing the top layer of an existing asphalt surface. This technique utilises specialised milling machines equipped with a rotating milling drum studded with cutting teeth. As the drum rotates, it grinds and removes the old asphalt, leaving behind a textured surface ready for resurfacing or repair.

What is Cold Milling?

While cold and asphalt milling are often used interchangeably, there is a subtle difference. Cold milling refers specifically to the process of removing the asphalt surface at ambient or cooler temperatures without the application of heat. This method is preferable as it minimises the risk of damaging the underlying pavement structure.

Importance of Milling in Pavement Projects

Surface Preparation

Milling allows for removing existing surface irregularities, cracks, and other defects, creating a uniform base for new asphalt or concrete overlays.

Drainage Improvement

Milling can improve drainage and prevent water accumulation on the road surface by removing the top layer of asphalt, reducing the risk of potholes and other water-related damage.

Cost-Effective Resurfacing

Rather than completely reconstructing the pavement, milling enables the reuse of the underlying layers, making resurfacing projects more cost-effective.

Recycling and Sustainability

The milled asphalt (known as reclaimed asphalt pavement or RAP) can be recycled and reused in new asphalt mixes, promoting sustainability and reducing waste.

Surface Preparation

Milling allows for removing existing surface irregularities, cracks, and other defects, creating a uniform base for new asphalt or concrete overlays.

Drainage Improvement

Milling can improve drainage and prevent water accumulation on the road surface by removing the top layer of asphalt, reducing the risk of potholes and other water-related damage.

Cost-Effective Resurfacing

Rather than completely reconstructing the pavement, milling enables the reuse of the underlying layers, making resurfacing projects more cost-effective.

Recycling and Sustainability

The milled asphalt (known as reclaimed asphalt pavement or RAP) can be recycled and reused in new asphalt mixes, promoting sustainability and reducing waste.

Types of Asphalt Milling

Micro Milling

Also known as surface or thin milling, this type of milling involves removing a thin layer of asphalt, typically no more than 1 inch deep. This method is often used for minor surface repairs, such as addressing surface bumps, improving friction, or creating rumble strips. Micromilling is a suitable solution for maintaining and extending the lifespan of asphalt surfaces.

Fine Milling

Fine or partial depth milling involves removing a thicker asphalt layer, usually between 1 to 2 inches deep. This technique is suitable for addressing more significant surface defects, such as rutting or moderate cracking. Fine milling prepares the existing surface for an asphalt overlay or resurfacing, ensuring a smooth and stable base for the new pavement.

Full Depth Removal

As the name suggests, this milling involves completely removing the existing pavement to the base or sub-base layer. This method is typically employed when the asphalt surface is severely damaged, or the entire pavement structure must be reconstructed. This process is often followed by installing a new asphalt or concrete surface.

Your Asphalt Needs, Our Milling Expertise

Whether you’re a commercial property owner, contractor or developer, trust Whitleah Asphalt to deliver exceptional results. Our comprehensive range of milling and asphalt paving services, coupled with our dedication to sustainability through the reuse of reclaimed asphalt, makes us the partner of choice for all your asphalt needs.

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Your Asphalt Needs, Our Milling Expertise

Whether you’re a commercial property owner, contractor or developer, trust Whitleah Asphalt to deliver exceptional results. Our comprehensive range of milling and asphalt paving services, coupled with our dedication to sustainability through the reuse of reclaimed asphalt, makes us the partner of choice for all your asphalt needs.
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