The key to implementing preventive maintenance techniques and maintaining a pavement management program is developing and maintaining an inventory of pavement condition and quantity. Proper pavement preservation is necessary to keep road quality high and life-cycle costs low, so James Kurpiel utilized a mill and pave at this Bergen County Apartment Complex.
Milling, or grinding, takes a much different approach than either patching or peel & pave when it comes to maintaining asphalt parking areas in that it removes built-up layers of deteriorated asphalt down to a specific depth, making room for a new surface, by actually grinding up the existing asphalt into a tiny like gravel.
The millings, as they are often referred to are then hauled off site and can easily be recycled. The newly grinded surfaced is then layered with tack and set to receive a fresh smooth coat of asphalt. In many cases this type of fix is done on much larger areas where a peel and pave or patch is just not sufficient.