Asphalt milling is an affordable solution to restore asphalt pavements. The process involves
removing and re-milling the top layer of asphalt without disturbing the underlying foundation.
The removed asphalt is recycled through a milling machine and reused for future paving
projects. Milled asphalt is often stronger as they are swept and clean eliminating dust and debris
that might cause problems when it bonds with the new asphalt.
Benefits of Asphalt Milling
Minimized Foundation Stress
Traditional asphalt removal methods revolve heavy machinery and equipment moving past the
work area many times. This can put a strain on the asphalt foundation, damaging it further,
resulting in contractors performing extra work, increased costs and a delay in completion.
Asphalt milling machinery only needs to make two passes, ensuring your pavement
infrastructure stays strong.
Affordable & Fast Turnaround Time
Asphalt milling is more cost-efficient than traditional asphalt replacement. Milling uses recycled
asphalt to only the affected layers that need to be repaved. With the fast turnaround time, due to
the reduced time that the contractors need to spend on the job, labor costs are reduced. This
allows minimal traffic interruption to the traffic flow as it is safe to travel on the pavement
immediately after milling.
Asphalt is made with sand, stone, and gravel which are an exhaustible resource. Milling and
recycling used-asphalt reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses to the environment. As the
amount of fuel used to recycle asphalt is less than the crude oil used to mine and produce new
Improved Longevity and Aesthetics
Milling restores the asphalt pavement, removing bumps, ruts, potholes, and divots. Restoring
drainage flow and providing cars better control against skidding. As milling layers over the
existing foundation, it restores curb appeal for roadways and parking areas.
The Asphalt Milling Process
Asphalt milling is made through a milling machine called a cold planer. The machine consists of
3 basic components; Cutting Drum, Vacuum, and Conveyance System.
1. The cutting drum rotates and grinds up asphalt that has been removed from the
pavement. The asphalt is milled and sucked up by the vacuum that deposits it to the
2. Once the cold planer has removed the asphalt to the desired depth and width, the
surface is cleaned and swept. Removing dust, debris that might cause problems for the
new asphalt bonging to the surface.
3. The old surface will be relayered evenly with the milled asphalt, and the remaining
unused materials are recycled for other applications.
4. Water is applied to the drum while milling, reducing the amount of airborne dust and
extreme heat produced by the machine.
Asphalt Paving San Mateo provides paved asphalt milling solutions for all commercial and
residential pavements, parking lots, and roads. Installed with minimal hassle that caters to any
budget — designed to last with our industrial-grade machinery and X+ years of professional
Have all your asphalt milling needs met, through Asphalt Paving San Mateo County today.