Asphalt Milling & Rumble Strips
Full road width milling is no problem with our autograde system.
CanWest is proud to introduce its Asphalt Milling service division. With the purchase of a brand new CAT P102, we are able to meet your asphalt milling and asphalt grinding needs. CanWest also has two smaller machines for small jobs such as curb reveals and milling around manholes or catch basins.
In addition, we have a Vermeer Trencher, a revolution in asphalt cutting. The Vermeer Trencher will cut through asphalt and dirt up to an 18″ depth by 3″ wide. We have designed a wheel for this machine to cut 1″ wide up to 12″ depth through asphalt, dirt etc., for situations such as fiber optic installation. This machine will cut through the asphalt and excavate the dirt below the asphalt with very little disruption to the road or road services.
What are Asphalt Milling and Asphalt Resurfacing?
Asphalt milling and profiling of an existing pavement removes a portion of the pavement structure with the use of specialized asphalt cutting equipment to provide a milled surface cut at a desired grade. The depth of the cut into the asphalt structure is determined by the condition of the existing pavement and the desired finished profile of the roadway after asphalt resurfacing.
Should Asphalt Milling be Part of Your Pavement Maintenance?
Asphalt milling is commonly used in pavement maintenance when you need to remove a portion of the existing asphalt pavement prior to the application of a top lift of surface asphalt.
Curb and gutter elevations often restrict the ultimate elevation of the roadway. If you don’t need to increase the structural capacity of the road, asphalt milling is a cost-effective alternative to curb reconstruction and tie-in re-profiling.
Asphalt milling can also be used to remove ruts created through pavement distress to create a renewed profile and eliminate the danger of water ponding in wheel paths. This is considered a short-term solution to larger problems that exist in the pavement structure.