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Gibbs Surfacing have recently invested in the most technologically advance planer available.

Cold planing, asphalt milling, or profiling is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area such as a road, bridge, or parking lot.

Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal. There are a number of different reasons for milling a paved area instead of simply repaving over the existing surface.

Milling can also remove distresses from the surface, providing a better driving experience and/or longer roadway life. Some of the issues that milling can remove include:

  • Raveling: aggregate becoming separated from the binder and loose on the road
  • Bleeding: the binder (asphalt) coming up to the surface of the road
  • Rutting: formation of low spots in pavement along the direction of travel usually in the wheel path
  • Shoving: a washboard like effect transverse to the direction of travel
  • Ride quality: uneven road surface such as swells, bumps, sags, or depressions
  • Damage: resulting from accidents and/or fires

It can be also be used to control or change the height of part or the entire road. This can be done to control heights and clearances of other road structures such as: curb reveals, manhole and catch basin heights, shoulder and guardrail heights, and overhead clearances. It can also be done to change the slope or camber of the road or for grade adjustments which can help with drainage.

If you would like to hire the Gibbs cold planer contact
Iain Saunders on 01793 524692.