Asphalt or cement milling is a process that removes defects from the pavement for safety and driveability reasons. Some of the road problems that milling can rectify are as follows:
Shoving: a washboard appearance opposite travel direction
Ride quality: uneven road surface such as bumps or indentions
Damage: caused by impact or fire
Raveling: loose aggregate separates from binder and litters the road
Bleeding: the binder rises to the surface of the road
Rutting: occurrence of low spots in pavement usually along the wheel path
The process of milling asphalt or cement (also called cold planing or profiling) is the removal process of a paved surface. Surface milling or full depth removal might be necessary based on the desired result and the level of deterioration experienced.
Milling generates the aggregate needed to create the new asphalt to be used in resurfacing or repair. This repurposing is better for the environment than full removal with new asphalt applied thereafter.
The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association has instituted classes of cold planing that the Federal Highway Administration has recognized. They are:
Class I - milling to remove surface irregularity
Class II - milling to uniform depth as shown on plans
Class III - same as class II with the addition of cross slope
Class IV - milling to the subgrade (full depth)
Class V - milling to different depths at different areas
A specialist, such as the experts at Hoover Asphalt Repair, can meet all your needs regarding milling and address any of your asphalt or pavement issues. These matters are best left in the hands of trained professionals.
Support work zone safety during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 20-24, 2020.
No matter where you choose to work, everyone deserves to get home safely. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is approaching its 20th year. It is a public awareness campaign that spreads the message that all of us drivers can all contribute to work zone safety.
This year's NWZAW was April 8-12, 2019, and the theme was “Drive Like You Work Here”. The latest statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicate a two percent increase in total work zone fatalities and an increase from 668 to 710 total work zone crashes. Those terrifying statistics continue to illustrate the urgency of awareness of work zone safety and participating in NWZAW to make known the message that we are all responsible for getting roadway workers home safely.
Additionally, there were approximately 158,000 work zone crashes total in 2016—of which roughly 42,000 were injury-involved crashes that tallied around 61,000 injuries – which emphasizes the need for stoic awareness of how to maneuver through and drive safely in work zones.
We all are also challenged to participate in Go Orange Day on April 10, a day where people wear orange as a reminder to others to engage in work zone safety, and post photos of their Go Orange Day to further spread awareness of work zone safety.
Spread the message of work zone safety with your friends, family, and community and #GoOrange4Safety.
Call Hoover Asphalt Repair for roadway maintenance as well as all your asphalt and cement projects. We all need safe roadways and safe construction zones. We can provide secure measures to complete your job and get all of us safely home.