Our Guide to Asphalt Resurfacing Services
It can be easy to confuse the different types of asphalt resurfacing techniques, including asphalt milling, pulverizing, and reclaiming. Let the American Asphalt Paving help!
What is Asphalt Milling?
When pavement professionals say “asphalt milling,” they refer to a specific type of asphalt repair process that uses specialized equipment to remove the top layers of asphalt without disturbing the base layer. A paving machine called a cold planer moves across a paved surface, using a spiked drumhead to break up pavement, then remove it using a conveyer belt that leads to a truck.
What is Asphalt Pulverizing?
In a similar process to milling, pulverizing breaks up asphalt pavement in order to repave over the area. The main difference is that the asphalt is left where it is instead of removing it. After pulverizing, the process of asphalt reclamation can begin.
What is Asphalt Reclamation?
Also called full-depth reclamation or FDR, this is the next step after pulverizing. The broken asphalt, which was left on the pavement surface, is mixed up and overlaid with special products that rebind and create a new, stable asphalt layer.
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